Special Events & Festivals

Extracation demo


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Markle Fire Department performs at extrication demonstration on a junk car during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, in downtown Markle.

Taking a shot


Photo by Steve Clark.

Liz Daniels (right) flings a beanbag during the Markle Wildcat Festival Cornhole Tournament, held Saturday, Aug. 23, in downtown Markle.

C'mon, froggie!


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ben Lawlor, of Markle, urges his frog to jump during the Wildcat Festival Frog Jumping Contest at Markle Park on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Wildcat waterball


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Markle Volunteer Fire Department members (from left) Phoebe Harmon, Justine Eberle and Bob Rzasa concentrate on the target during the Wildcat Festival Waterball Contest against a team from Ossian. Children also had a chance to participate in the fun.

Weiner dog races


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Megan Karst (left) and Justin Stanley release their "weiner" dogs in one of Wildcat Festival Weiner Dog Races at Markle Park on Saturday, Aug. 23. The inaugural event drew three contestants.

Sand castle construction


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Zach Robbins, of Huntington, works carefully on building sandcastles during the Wildcat Festival Sandcastle Building Contest at the Markle Pool at Markle Park.

Tough task


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Conner Mason, of Markle, works on lining up a Rubik's Cube during the Wildcat Festival Rubik's Cube Contest on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Markle Park.

Balloon fun


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Bubblicious the clown puts together a balloon animal at the Markle Park during the Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Taking aim


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kierra Ormsby, of Bluffton, takes aim at a Disk Ball target in the kids' games section at the Markle Park during the Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Cooling off at the parade


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Young Mason Spradlin looks intense as he  works on a flavored ice treat during the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 23. Holding the child is Matt Klug.

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