Special Events & Festivals

Funny stuff


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

"Mr. Sonshine," from Prospect United Methodist Church, interacts with some youth whille making balloon animals on Saturday,Sept. 5, during the Zanesville Homespun Day.

27th annual Zanesville Homespun Day set for Saturday, Sept. 5

Free horse and wagon rides, shown here from last year, will again be given during the Zanesville Homespun Day, on Saturday, Sept. 5.
File photo.

The 27th annual Zanesville Homespun Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 5.

Booths will be set up in the parking lot of Zanesville United Methodist Church and extending to the Lions Building along Van Horn Street.

The pancake and sausage breakfast will be at the church from 7 to 10 a.m.

The parade lineup will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., with the parade beginning at 10 a.m.

C'mon frog, jump!

Aiden Skidmore (right) encourages his frog to take a big jump during the frog jumping contest at the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. His older brother, Nolan, watches at left.

American-made music


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Playing songs from our nation's history, Music Americana performs during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Hitting the notes


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Donna Brown concentrates on hitting the right notes on the marimba during a performance of The Brown Family at the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. Seated in the background is the other half of the act, husband Doyle Brown, who was playing the trombone.

Enjoying the parade


Photo by Scott Trauner.

While his father, Scott Shelley (right) keeps him on the side of the road, 20-month-old DJ Shelley uses lollipops to play some "air drums" during the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 22.

On its way


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Isabella Kryder launches a throw toward a stack of cans on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the children's activities area of the Markle Wildcat Festival.

Bring back the 'Roaring '20s'


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Crosssroads Pantry's float for the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade brought back the music of the "Roaring '20s" for the festival's theme of "Music Throughout the Decades" on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Announce Markle Wildcat Festival royalty


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Markle Wildcat Festival royalty for 2009 was announced during the festival on Friday, Aug. 21. Pictured are (from left) Junior Miss Emily Zeddis, Princess Sarah Spaulding and Little Miss Julianna Small.

Markle "Grouches" named during festival


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The "Grouches" for the 2009 Markle Festival are (from left) Desirea Gooley, Aaron Westfall and Amanda Jones.

BBQ time in Markle


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The staff and directors of MarkleBank serve up pork barbecue in the festival main tent during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Friday, Aug. 21.

Caterpillar hug


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Susan Worsham takes a sit-down break with her dog Libby, who is dressed as a caterpillar for the Andrews Western Days Pet Parade, on Saturday evening, Aug. 15.

Andrews Western Days vendor booths


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

David "Shaky Dave" Drodzy (left) and grandson Steven Rife check out knives being sold by a festival vendor Friday night, Aug. 14, at the Andrews Western Days.

Wheels deep


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A new event to the Andrews Western Days was the Mud Bogs, held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the city lot on Terrel Street. Spectators watch Donnie Newsome go in wheels deep.

Andrews Methodist Church entry in Western Days Parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Andrews Methodist Church entry in the Andrews Western Days Parade on Saturday, Aug. 15, included these girls throwing candy from the bed of a pick-up truck.

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