Indiana

Good Ole’ Days – June 16-18

The three day festival is scheduled for June 16-18 this year and will feature games for all ages, a parade, flea market, and various vendors. Shows planned include two Monster Truck Shows, one at 11 a.m. and the other at 6 p.m. Saturday with rides on the trucks allowed at noon. Stay for the fireworks show at dusk. A car show will be on display starting at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Contests go hand in hand with fun food activities on the schedule. Who can eat the most hot dogs or hamburgers the fastest? Find out at the Hot Dog Eating Contest Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Hamburger Eating Contest Friday at 7 p.m. Save room for the Watermelon Eating Contest at noon Saturday.

Kid’s activities include appearances by Grandpa Cratchet for entertainment and fun with the kids. Bounce houses will be set up for the younger set.

The annual Lagro Good Ole Days Parade will take place on June 18th at 3 p.m. and is one of the highlights of this event. Line up it to begin at 2 p.m. starting at the Old Celotex building! Call 260-782-2451 to sign up now.

Enjoy live musical entertainment each evening. Zen takes the stage 7-10 p.m. Thursday. They are a classical rock acoustic duo from Lagro.
35 Trax will perform Friday from 8-11 p.m. Bob Pilgrim, tom Elshire and Jerry Wade are three of the five original band members, which actually broke up 35 years earlier – which is how they got their name. According to a post on their facebook site, “Every person on Earth turns to music at some point to help them survive. It’s up there with food, water, and shelter – it’s a basic survival need.”
The Band “Unwound” won’t disappoint as the headliner Saturday evening,, 8-11 p.m., along with the fireworks show at dusk. The Barstool Bandists will be present 4-7 p.m. and a Petting Zoo with animal grams will be featured from 4-8 p.m.

These are just an outline of the many activities and attractions planned for this 3-day event. Gather the kids, pack the car, and head to Lagro for a good old-fashioned extended weekend getaway at Good Ole’ Days. For more information on the area, visit http://www.lagroindiana.com/history/

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