Special Events & Festivals

  

Princess Wildcat

Lily Clanin (left) the 2013 Young Miss Wildcat, receives her crown from Lacy Curry, a former Princess Wildcat, during the Princess Wildcat contest Saturday evening, Aug. 24, at Markle Park.

Little Miss Wildcat

Janell Lemler (left) the 2013 Little Miss Widcat, receives her crown from Lacy Curry, a former Princess Wildcat, during the Princess Wildcat contest on Saturday evening, Aug. 24.

Princess Wildcat

Abigail Reichard (left) receives her crown after being named 2013 Princess Wildcat from former title holder Lacy Curry during the Princess Wildcat contest on Saturday, evening, Aug. 24.

C'mon, jump!

Kylie Nevius tries to get her frog to jump far during the Wildcat Festival frog jumping contest at Markle Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Waterball

Teams from the Markle (left) and Uniondale fire departments battle it out during he Markle Wildcat Festival waterball fights on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Park.

Yuck!

Mark Kohlhorst lets a tarantula crawl on his hand during his Mark's Ark animal show on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Wildcat Festival at the Markle Park.

Markle bounce

Jason Lenwell (left) and Collins Vosler come down a bouncy slide at the Markle Park during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Raiders in Markle

The Riverview Middle School marching band drumline performs during the Marle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Princess Wildcat candidate

Abigail Reichard is running for the title of Miss Wildcat at the Princess Wildcat Contest as part of the 2013 Markle Wildcat Festival. The contest will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Park Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.

Little Miss Wildcat candidate

Running for the title of Little Miss Wildcat at the Princess Wildcat Contest as part of the 2013 Markle Wildcat Festival are (from left) Janell Lemler and Sawyer Peterson. The contest will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Park Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.

Markle Wildcat Festival ready to roll Aug. 23-25

The 2013 Markle Wildcat Festival kicks off Friday, Aug. 23, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 25.

"We just have a lot of stuff planned and a lot of events going on and there's going to be something for pretty much everybody," says Diane Wedler, festival chair.

The festival commences Friday with a pork chop dinner at the Markle Fire Station at 4 p.m., and running to 8 p.m.
A dance with DJ Watt, which will include a swing dance group demonstration, will also be held at the fire station and runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Markle Wildcat Festival schedule of events

Friday, August 23

4:00-8:00 p.m.
Pork Chop Dinner, Markle Fire Department station
Sponsored by Markle Fire Department

6:00-10:00 p.m.
Dance with DJ Watt, including a Swing Dance Group Demonstration, Markle Fire Department station
Sponsored by Markle Medical Center

10:15 p.m.
Fantasy Fireworks at Markle Park
Rain date: Saturday, August 24
Sponsored by the Markle Fire Department and the Town of Markle

Saturday, August 24

Markle parade entries sought

Markle Wildcat Festival organizers announce that parade entries are needed for the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade.

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m.

Entry forms are needed by Aug. 17 and can be found online at www.markleindiana.com, then by clicking on Wildcat Festival.

For more information, contact Tim and Rhonda O'Reilly, parade chairmen, at rhondaoreilly67@gmail.
com or 273-0716.