Special Events & Festivals

Bike rodeo


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cohen Bailey, 8, of Markle navigates the course under the watchful eye of the timer in the ZUB Bike Rodeo at the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Aug. 30

Delicious


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kami Brandewie, 16, of Ossian, enjoys a ZUM Stik on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Zanesville Homespun Day festival.

Working for the judges


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kookie Dafforn, of Zanesville,coaches her Shih-Tzu, "Bradley," to do some tricks for the judges during the Zanesville Homespun Day Pet Contest on Saturday, Aug. 30. Bradley won best of show honors.

Going for the prize


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Chase Hulvey (right), 8, of Markle, thows balls at stacked cans during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Taking a ride


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cindy Lambert, of Sentimental Journey Carriage Rides, gets ready to head out with a group of riders during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Hello, there


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Miss Wells County, Jordyn Shaffer, of Markle, waves to the crowd at the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Making it shine


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Phil Shafer, of Andrews, puts the finishing touches on his 1965 Shelby Cobra during the Zanesville Homespun Day Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Crafts for sale


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Alyssa Justice (left) discusses her crocheted items for sale with Marsha Niver, of Huntington, at the Zanesville Homespun Day craft booth at the Zanesville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Serving up breakfast


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zanesville United Methodist Church members (from left) Joe Welches and Bill Blaising serve biscuits and gravy and scrablmed eggs during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Aug. 30.

32nd annual Homespun Day festival is Saturday

Members of the Wells County Color Guard march in the  Zanesville Homespun Day Parade last year. This year’s parade will take place Saturday, Aug.  30, starting at 10 a.m.
TAB file photo.

The 32nd Annual Zanesville Homespun Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 30.

The Zanesville Lions Club Car Show, one of the day's biggest events, begins accepting registrations at 8:30 a.m. The registration period ends at noon and awards are handed out at 2 p.m.

Last year's car show featured around 40 cars and Melba Edwards, Homespun Day's publicity director, anticipates even more this year, having mailed out 130 letters to past participants of the show, inviting them to return.

Zanesville Homespun Day Schedule of Activities

LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW
Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Zanesville United Methodist Church
Registration 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Pre-registration: $8.00 • Day of Show: $10.00
Awards at 2:00 p.m.
DJ Fast Eddie playing the tunes. ‘50s Dress & Nerd Awards • Trophies • Dash Plaques to First 50 • 50/50 Drawing • Door Prizes • Peg Perego Tractor & Wagon Drawing
Proceeds benefit Zanesville Lions Club Projects

CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNEY
All Weekend, Lions Club Ball Park

Addressing the crowd


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Chaplain Brice Bennett, holding his son Orion, of the 384tth MP Battalion, addresses the crowd a the Zanesville Homspun Day Car Show show on Saturday, Aug. 31. Several of the veteransfrom the 384th, who returned from Afghanistan in June, were in the parade and spoke at the car show.

Fun with sand art


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Kinglsey Young (left) and Cayden Young do some sand art during the Zanesville Homespun Day activities on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Check out the bike


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Angie Weaver (left) and Mason Weaver look over a motorcyle during the Zanesville Homespun Day Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

With the fans


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Fort Wayne Komets mascot, Icy D. Eagle, fist bumps with a couple of fans along the parade route at the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Whale of a difference


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LaFayette Central High School alumni ride on their float in the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31. The float proclaimed the closed school "made a whale of a difference." The parade theme was "Show Your School Spirit."

Festival season moves on to Homespun Day

Sentimental Journey takes passengers on a tour of Zanesville during the 2012 Homespun Day celebration. The wagon rides will return for this year’s festival, set for this Saturday, Aug. 31.
TAB file photo.

The area's festival season continues with the 2013 incarnation of Homespun Day in Zanesville on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Highlights of the one-day celebration include a car show, baseball and football games, a bike rodeo, food and, of course, a parade.

This year's parade theme is "Show Your School Spirit," with the parade entries celebrating high schools and colleges. The best parade entries will win cash prizes.

Zanesville Homespun Day schedule of activities

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW
Zanesville United Methodist Church
Registration 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Pre-registration: $8.00 • Day of Show: $10.00
Awards at 2:00 p.m.
DJ Fast Eddie playing the tunes. ‘50s Dress & Nerd Awards • Trophies • Dash Plaques to First 50 • 50/50 Drawing • Door Prizes
Proceeds benefit Zanesville Lions Club Projects

HOMESPUN DAY ACTIVITIES:

SLOW PITCH BALLGAMES
All Day - Lions Park

Wind-powered sailboats

Drew Weiland (left) and Justin Weiland provide the final "wind" for their sailboats in the sailboat races at the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Hooping it up


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Phil Pion has a go with a hula hoop during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Santa shows up in Zanesville parade


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A sports car driven by Santa Claus was one of the entries in the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Icy walks the route


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Fort Wayne Komets mascot Icy D. Eagle walks the Zanesville Homspun Day Parade route on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Horse unit


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

A horse unit keeps in step as it comes down the parade route at the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Heading down the route


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A colorguard and an antique vehicle head down the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade route on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Zanesville Homespun Day is Saturday, Sept. 1

Judge Mike Shatto gives Spencer Roth instruction on how to navigate the bike rodeo course during the 2011 Homespun Day festivities in Zanesville. The bike rodeo will again be part of this year’s festival, starting at noon on Saturday, Sept. 1.
TAB file photo.

The 30th annual Zanesville Homespun Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 1.

Dave Jones, chairman of the festival, says, "This is a nice time for Zanesville to have people come back to town and visit with neighbors and friends."

He says there have been some changes to the festival this year.

"We reinstituted the parade ... it will be nice to have more of a drawing that way.

Post office art


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Zanesville Postmaster Lynne Jessup (left) listens as former Postmaster Rosemary Kumfer explains about Indiana post office murals painted during the Depression at the arts and crafts show at the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Homespun Day Car Show


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Sharon Faurote (left) and Annette Carey look at a 1969 Camaro owned by Jim Hall, of Elkhart, during the Zanesville Homespun Day Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 3. More Homespun Day photos coming in the Thursday, Sept. 8, edition of The TAB.

Homespun Day Softball Tournament


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Manny Buzzard takes a big cut during the Zanesville Homespun Day Softball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 3.

2011 Zanesville Homespun Day schedule

29th Annual Zanesville Homespun Day

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sponsored by Zanesville Churches and Zanesville Lions Club

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Zanesville United Methodist Church Tower Life Center

Townwide Garage Sales
All Day

Booths Open
Crafts, Antiques, Flea Market, Advertising Displays

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Booths are set up in the parking lot of Zanesville United Methodist Church and extend to the Lions Building along Van Horn Street.

Zanesville ready to roll out the red carpet

A horse-drawn wagon meanders through the streets of Zanesville during the 2010 Homespun Day celebration. Wagon rides will again be part of this year’s festival, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The community of Zanesville will roll out the red carpet on Saturday, Sept. 3, for a true small-town celebration.

Zanesville Homespun Day features a full day of food and games, a craft show, a car show and more. This year's festival, though, will run without a parade, as town officials declined to fund that event.
Organizers, however, say there's still plenty to do.

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