The 34th Annual Mount Magazine Frontier Day Festival will take place Saturday with events at the Logan County Farigrounds, located next to the Paris-Subiaco Municipal Airport, on the Courthouse Square in Paris and concluding with the annual Miss Mount Magazine Pageant at the Paris Middle School auditorium.
The event could draw a big crowd. The National Weather Service is predicting partly cloudy skies and highs in the 70s in Paris Saturday.
All events are free of charge.
New events this year have a Civil War theme. A re-enactment of the Battle of Haguewood Prairie will be staged at the fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. The battle was fought near the airport’s location on Sept. 27, 1863.
Saturday morning, an historical marker and monument to the battle will be unveiled. There will also be cannon, musket firing and Civil War era craft demonstrations at the fairgrounds.
The festival will begin at 9 a.m. with the annual Frontier Day Parade. Parade units will march down Walnut Street from the Cloyes Gear and Products Inc. parking lot to the intersection of Fifth and East Walnut Street. Parade grand marshals are Joe Don and Susie Koenigseder, winners of this year’s Golden Harvest Award. The annual Antique and Classic Car show will be held on Courthouse Square from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Except for the pageant, all other events will occur at the fairgrounds, located two miles east of Paris.
Last week, Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Hixson said preparations for the event are going well.
“We’re getting lots of phone calls about it,” Hixson said. “We still have a few spaces left for craft vendors, but it’s shaping up to be a very big day.”
Additional activities include the Logan County PieceMakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show, craft and food vendors, Kidz Zone activities provided by CASA of the Tri-Peaks, Logan County Rural Fire Departments, 4-H Clubs of Paris and the Army National Guard, educational and “make and take” frontier crafts for the children, live entertainment, helicopter rides, camel rides, prize drawings and more.
The event will conclude with the Miss Mount Magazine Pageant for girls ages birth to 18 at 5 p.m. at the Middle School Auditorium, 602 North 10th Street.
Here’s the schedule of events for Saturday’s Frontier Day.
6-9 a.m.: Vendor set up at Fairgrounds and Main Exhibit hall
8-9 a.m.: Line up for Parade at Cloyes Gear and Products Inc. parking lot in Paris
9-9:45 a.m. Parade from Cloyes Gear and Products Inc. parking lot to intersection of East Walnut and Fifth Street in Paris
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Antique Car Show on Courthouse Square in Paris
10-10:45 a.m. Dedication of historical marker for Battle of Haguewood Prairie, Highway 22 in front of Paris-Subiaco Municipal Airport and Logan County Fairgrounds. Welcome and recognition of guests. History of the battle. Presentation of the colors. National anthem. Unveiling of the historic marker. Introduction of Sesquicentennial Committee members.
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.: Contest sign ups at contest area of the fairgrounds.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Craft vendors open in pole barn and main exhibition building.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Food vendors open at fairgrounds food court.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Piecemakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show in the fairgrounds main exhibition building; CASA of the Tri-Peaks bouncees at fairgrounds and activities from rural fire departments at Kidz Zone; 4-H Club Petting Zoo and Pony Rides at the show barn and Kidz Zone; Paris Eagles Moms historic photographs at the north field of the fairgrounds; Helicopter rides at the airport next to the fairgrounds; Issac the camel rides at fairgrounds; Get a Grip rock wall climbing at the Kidz Zone; Army National Guard displays at the Kidz Zone; Civil War education and crafts in the Civil War encampment area in the north field of the fairgrounds.
11-11:30 a.m.: Patrick Millard performs the Ballad of Haguewood Prairie and a music set in main exhibition hall.
11:30 a.m.-noon: Pioneer Costume Contest in main exhibition hall.
Noon to 1 p.m.: Hank Hogan (Irish harp) performs in main exhibition hall.
1-1:30 p.m.: Cannon firing demonstration at Civil War encampment.
1:30-2 p.m.: Musket Fire Demonstration at Civil War encampment Area.
1:30-2 p.m.: Sweet Strings Dulcimer Band performs in main exhibition hall.
2-2:45 p.m. Re-enactment of the Battle of Haguewood Prairie at Civil War encampment area.
2:45-3 p.m.: Box turtle race at contest area.
3-3:30 p.m.: Whispering Spirits. Martha Johnson plays the Indian flute in main exhibition hall. Nail driving contest at contest area.
3:30-4 p.m. Ashlin Forbis (vocals and guitar) main exhibition hall. Log sawing contest at contest area.
4-4:30 p.m. Hay bale toss in contest area.
4-5 p.m. Steve Brown Family Band. Vocals and instrumentals in main exhibition hall.
4:30 p.m.: Cherokee quilt winner announced in main exhibition hall. Winner of Coal Miners Memorial and Museum TV-DVD raffle is announced in main exhibition hall.
5-8 p.m.: Miss Mount Magazine Pageant, Paris Middle School Auditorium, 602 N 10th St.