Special Events & Festivals

'Hooping' at Zanesville Homespun Day


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Brooklyn Holley, of Fort Wayne, competes in a hula hoop contest at the Zanesville Homespun Day Car Show Saturday morning, Aug. 20, in the Zanesville United Methodist Church parking lot.

Parade marshal does his thing

State Sen. Travis Holdman, the honorary marshal of the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade, rides down the parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 20.

Keeping it clean


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jim Bell, of Fort Wayne, does some cleaning on his 1966 Rambler Rogue at the Zanesville Homespun Day Car Show on Saturday morning, Aug. 20.

Zanesville ready to put best foot forward with 34th Homespun Day

Erin Randol, playing for the Zanesville Redskins, connects during her turn at bat in last year’s day-long  softball tournament at the Zanesville Homespun Day. The tourney returns to this year’s activities lineup.
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The town of Zanesville will be all gussied up this weekend as it puts its best foot forward during the 34th annual Homespun Day.

The event runs Saturday, Aug. 20, with several events that are family-friendly, from a bike rodeo to horse-drawn wagon rides.

Zanesville Homespun Day 2016 schedule of events

Saturday, August 20, 2016 • ZANESVILLE, INDIANA

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

All Day
SOFTBALL TOURNEY
Zanesville Ball Park
Concession stand open all day.

PITCHING SPEED MACHINE
Zanesville Ball Park
Sponsored by Leo Lions Club

Magic at the Zanesville festival


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

John Begley, who uses magic to present the gospel, presents his "Illusions 2 Illustrate" show to an audience at the Zanesville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 5, as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day festival.

Watching the lines


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Mike Shatto (left) watches rider Grant Smedberg navigate the Zanesville Homespun Day Bike rodeo course Saturday, Sept. 5, in the Zanesville United Methodist Church parking lot.

Hula hoop contest


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Phil Pion proves you are never too old to rock a hula hoop during the hula hoop contest Saturday, Sept. 5, during the Zanesville Homespun Day in the parking lot of the Zanesville United Methodist Church.

Zanesville character


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Artist Dalene McCartney (left), of Fort Wayne, draws a caricature of Grace White, of Zanesville, under the canopy of the Zanesville United Methodist Church during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Postcard collection


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Harley Sheets (right), of Danville, discusses his collectible postcards with (from left) Lois Swihart, of Ossian, and Glenna Cayot, of Zanesville, on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Zanesville United Methodist Church as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day.

Wiping off the raindrops


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kevin Buch, of Hoagland, wipes randrops off the 1927 Ford Roadster he restored and brought to display at the Zanesville Lions Club Car Show at Zanesville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 5, as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day.

Watching the flight


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kristin Borne, of the Zanesville Redskins, and the umpire watch the flight of her ball during the softball tourney at the Zanesville Lions Club Ball Park during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Zanesville Homespun Day Parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A horse-drawn wagon carries its passengers down the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade route on Saturday, Sept. 5. After the parade, the horses and wagon gave free rides around town.

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.
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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.

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


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

Making it shine


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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.

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


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

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.

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