Written by Larry Limpf
Monday, 22 September 2008 11:03
Autumn. Its debut on Sept. 22 brings the prospect of cool, crisp days, colorful foliage, pumpkins and the like.
If you love fall, Sept. 26 is your Luckey day.
So is Sept. 27.
And the 28th.
That's because those are the dates for the 26th annual Luckey Fall Festival in Basic Park on Adams Street between St. Rt. 582 (Krotzer Ave.) and Gilbert Road.
The festival opens Friday morning Sept. 26 and closes at 4:30 p.m. Sunday the 28th. General admission is free.
A craft tent, flea market, bingo and a variety of food will be available all three days as will the gas engines and tractor display. There will also be a daily saw mill demonstration and 50/50 raffle tickets with all drawings at the close of the festival on Sunday.
There will be no auction this year and no band on Friday night as in past years, but there is still plenty to keep a family busy.
The Eastwood FFA will get things rolling on Friday at 10 a.m. with an antique tractor pull. Supper will be available in the main tent at 4 p.m. The Luckey Area Business tractor pull begins at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, things get underway early as apple butter making starts at 7 a.m. -- the same time breakfast will be available in the main tent. Antique tractors weigh in at 8 and then start pull competition at 11:15 a.m.
An antique and classic auto display revs up at 10 a.m. and bingo and a hobo dinner follow at noon Saturday. Horseshoe pitching competition and child finger printing are offered at 1 p.m. A corn hole pitching tournament starts at 1:30 p.m.
The highlight of Saturday is the 6:30 p.m. performance of the Main Street Country Band.
Breakfast at 7 on Sunday morning opens the last day of the festival. A community church service will be offered at 9:30 a.m. A chicken barbecue is planned for 11:30 a.m., when child finger printing also resumes. Horseshoe pitch will begin 1 p.m. followed by the adult and kiddie pedal tractor pull at 2 p.m. An air ambulance, if available, will also fly in at 2 p.m.
For more information about the festival, call Larry Swartz at 419-833-1812.