The 31st Annual Luckey Fall Festival will be held Sept. 27, 28 and 29 in Basic Park, located between Krotzer Avenue (SR 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams Street in the village of Luckey.
The old-fashioned festival, which has become synonymous with autumn in these parts, mourned the passing of its longtime president, Larry Swartz, who succumbed to cancer Feb. 21. Fellow organizers remembered Swartz as a workhorse and the festival’s heart and soul, who was adamant that the festival continue.
The festival will open Friday morning at 8 a.m. and run through 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Throughout the weekend, festivalgoers can enjoy craft displays, a flea market and exhibits featuring gas engines and tractors. There will also be a variety of food, apple butter-making, daily saw mill demonstrations, and a muzzleloaders encampment.
The Luckey Fall Festival, which has heralds the beginning
Friday highlights include the Eastwood FFA Antique Tractor Pull at 10 a.m.; Bingo at 6:30 p.m. and the Luckey Area Business Tractor Pull, also at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday events include breakfast at 7 a.m.; antique tractor weigh-in at 8 a.m., followed by the Antique Tractor Pull at 11:15 a.m.; a Classic Auto Display beginning at 10 a.m.; Bingo and Hobo Dinner at noon; Horseshoe Pitch at 1 p.m.; and a performance by Nashville recording artists The Connor Rose Band at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, a 7 a.m. breakfast will precede a community church service, which will be offered at 7 a.m. Other events scheduled include a chicken barbecue in the bingo tent at 11:30 a.m.; a Horseshoe Pitch at 1 p.m.; Kiddie Tractor Pull at 2 p.m. (registration opens at 1 p.m.); Power of Yesteryear Club Raffle Tractor Drawing at 3 p.m.
Admission is free. For more information, visit luckefallfestival.com or call Tom Loew at 419-467-8468. For information about the Antique Tractor Pull, call Dan Reitzel at 419-874-4850; about gas engines, call Terry Rothenbuhler at 419-575-3617; about antique cars, call Emil Slavik at 419-833-6401 and the flea market, call Mike Hubbs at 419-287-3230.
No hookups are available at the festival grounds. No ATVs will be permitted. All dogs must be on a leash.
Quiet time will be observed after 11 p.m., when no generators will be permitted.