Special Events & Festivals

Zanesville Homespun Day 2015 schedule of events

Zanesville Homespun Day
SATURDAY, SEPT 5, 2015 •  ZANESVILLE, INDIANA

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
BREAKFAST & LUNCH
at the concession stand at
Zanesville United Methodist Church

All Day starting at 8 a.m.
SOFTBALL TOURNEY
Zanesville Ball Park

Zanesville celebrates itself with 33rd annual Homespun Day this Saturday

Photo shows former Zanesville Postmaster Robert Clark (at left) with an unknown postal carrier bringing mail by horse-drawn buggy from Roanoke in 1912. Clark is standing in front of the door to the post office, then located at the corner of Wayne and Scott streets. The building was lost to fire in 1929. Another former Zanesville postmaster, Rosemary Kumfer, will be the grand marshal of this year’s Homespun Day parade on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Photo provided.

The 33rd annual Zanesville Homespun Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5.

The day includes the Lions Club Car Show, parade, softball tourney, food, arts and  town-wide crafts and garage sales.

The Lions Club Car Show kicks off at 8 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. It will be held in the parking lot of the Zanesville United Methodist Church. Proceeds go to the Zanesville Community Park and Lions Club projects. Call Kenny Edwards at 638-4327 to enter.

Southbend 65 entertains at Wildcat Festival


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Members of the band Southbound 65 perform under the tent at the Markle Park on Saturday evening, Aug. 22, during the Markle Wildcat Festival.

Jump, Froggie!


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Ben Lawlor places his frog in the competition area at the Markle Park for the Markle Wildcat Festival Frog Jumping Contest on Saturday, Aug. 22. The event was sponsored by Myers Funeral Home.

Checking their cards


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Molly Schindler (left) and Kayda Newman check their bingo cards during the Bingo event held Saturday, Aug. 22, at Markle Park as part of the Markle Wildcat Festival. The event was hosted by Markle Health and Rehabilitation.

Petting zoo


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Emma Alford pets a rabbit at the Animal Gams petting zoo on Sataurday, Aug. 22, at Markle Park during the Markle Wildcat Festival.

Bouncing boy


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Gage Crawford bounces down an inflatable slide on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Markle Park during the Markle Wildcat Festival.

Leading the way


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Chloe Amick (left) leads her heat during the pedal co-cart races on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Markle Park as part of the Markle Wildcat Festival.

Big mountain to climb


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Savanah Johnson attempts to scale an inflatable mountain on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Markle Park during the Markle Wildcat Festival.

Wildcat Festival Parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Wells County 4-H Mounted Color Guard heads down the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 22.

Grouches wave to the crowd


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Markle's official grouches for 2015 wave to the crowd from atop a fire turck during the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 22. The grouches, who were announced Friday night, Aug. 21, are (from left) Hal Mason, Carol Hohe, Duane Brumbaugh and Max Murchland. Each year, the town's residents select four grouches -- a nod to the community's claim that it's the "Home of 1,102 Happy People and 4 Grouches" -- in recognition of their service to the community.

Wildcat Festival kicks off Friday eve in Markle

Southbound 65 will play country music under the Markle Wildcat Festival tent on Saturday, Aug. 22, starting at 7 p.m. It’s the second free concert of the three-day festival.
Photo provided.

An action-packed Wildcat Festival kicks off Friday evening, Aug. 21, in Markle.

The three days of festivities will be held mainly at Markle Park and will debut some new thrills, including tethered hot air balloon rides and pedal go cart races.

There are all sizes of go carts, festival chair Tiffany Grant says, giving anyone age 7 through adult the chance to compete for cash prizes.

“I think my grandma’s going to do it, and she’s 88,” Grant says.

Easy competition


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kori Howell, 15, of Andrews, competes rather easily in the hula hoop contest at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Karaoke duet


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jordan Kerkhoff (left), 10, and Opal Harper, 7, both of Andrews, sing "All About that Bass" during Karaoke on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 15, at the Andrews Summer Festival.

Strongman competition


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Chandler Updike (right), 17, of Huntington, struggles to hang on to weights for as long as he can during the Andrews Summer Festival strongman competition on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Friendly pet


Photo by Steve Clark.

Karina Clifford holds an alligator during the Mark's Ark exotic animal show at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

"Elvis" headlines at the Andrews Summer Festival


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mark Stephan performs at Rock 'n' Roll icon Elvis Presley on the main stage at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Almost magnificent


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mike Peterson as "Peto, The 'Almost' Magnificent Magician" does a trick with help from Verona Rodabaugh during his perfomance on the front lawn of the Andrews Community Center during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Tractor pulling at Andrews


Photo by Steve Clark.

Bill Kirkpatrick takes his turn pulling the sled at the Andrews Summer Fesitval Tractor Puill on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Andrews Fire Station. The event was sponsored by the Eel River Tractor Pullers Association.

Raider band rocks


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Riverview Middle School Raider band takes its turn heading down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 15, in downtown Andrews.

HNHS band heads down ASF Parade route


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes head down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route in downtown Andrews on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Great seats


Photo by Steve Clark.

Members of the Andrews Lions Club enjoy the Andrews Summer Festival Parade from their parade entry on Saturday, Aug. 15, in downtown Andrews.

Yeah!


Photo by Steve Clark.

Young Aidan Clark (left) gets a high-five from the Andrews Lions Club mascot during the Andrews Summer Festival Parade, sponsored by the Andrews Lions Club, on Saturday, Aug. 15, in downtown Andrews.

ASF Cutie Queen


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Nora Forney (left), 11 months, of Warren, exhibits her winning confidence after she is chosen as the 2015 Andrews Summer Festival Cutie Queen on Friday, Aug. 14. She is held by her mother, Randi Forney.

ASF Cutie King


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Wesley DeLeo (center), 10 months, of Andrews, receives a sash and crown as he is tapped as the 2015 Andrews Summer Festival Cutie King on Friday, Aug. 14. He is held by his mother, Kristan Collins.

Rocking on


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The group “Little Monsters” performs the song, “Heart of Gold,” on the main stage at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday, Aug. 14.

Belting it out


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Anniah Marshall, 15, of Andrews, sings “All of Me” by John Legend during karaoke time at the Andrews Summer Festival, Friday, Aug. 14. Anniah is the daughter of Melinda and Jeff Marshall.

More free events, including some surprises, at Andrews Summer Festival this weekend

The front end of Brad Eads’ tractor lifts off the ground as he attempts to move a sled loaded with dead weight during the 2014 Andrews Summer Festival tractor pull. The Eel River Tractor Pullers Association will sponsor the pull again this year, with tractors weighing in on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. at the Andrews Fire Station. The pull gets started at 11 a.m.
TAB file photo.

Appearing for the second year under its new name, the Andrews Summer Festival offers even more free events and a surprise or two during the two-day celebration, which begins Friday, Aug. 14.

Town-wide garage sales will greet visitors, with permit fees waived so residents can offer bargain hunters some good deals. Another popular event is the book and bake sale at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

Festival organizer Cathy Johnson says there are more than a dozen free events that people of all ages can enjoy.

Andrews Summer Festival schedule of events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
All Day
TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALES
Permit fee waived for festival weekend

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
BOOK & RUMMAGE SALE
Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library

4:00 p.m.
CARNIVAL OPENS
Cowboy John Amusements
Corner of West Jefferson and Snowden streets
CRAFT & FOOD VENDORS OPEN
Along W. Jefferson St.

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