FRANKTON — Frankton Heritage Days is set for Sept. 20-22 and is celebrating its 38th year. Events will take place downtown, in the gazebo, Heritage House, Heritage Square, Heritage Field and on the outside stage.
The schedule of activities is as follows:
Friday, Sept. 20
Townwide rummage sale
4-8 p.m., barbecue chicken dinner, Family Life Center. Hosted by the First United Methodist Church.
5:30 p.m., opening ceremony
5:30 p.m., Bike Ramble
6:30 p.m., Jay’s Magic Show
6:30 p.m., Pingpong Drop
6:30 p.m., Prince and Princess Contest
7 p.m., Bingo
Saturday, Sept. 21
6:30 a.m-9 p.m., breakfast, Family Life Center. Hosted by the First United Methodist Church.
7:30 a.m., First Balloon Competition
10-11:30 a.m., Tractor Weigh-In/Tractor Pull at noon
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dan’s Fish Fry, Family Life Center. Hosed by Frankton Lions Club.
12-4 p.m., 17th annual Car Show
2 p.m., Muzzle Loading Rifle Match
2 p.m, Mud Wrestling
3 p.m., Pedal Tractor Pull
4 p.m., Cross-cut saw challenge
4-7:30 p.m., Dan’s Fish Fry, Family Life Center. Hosted by Frankton Lions Club.
5 p.m., Pet Parade
5-7 p.m, Bingo
6 p.m, 2nd Balloon Competition
6 p.m, Pingpong Drop
6:30 p.m, Jay’s Magic Show
7:30-10 p.m., Bingo
8 p.m., Balloon Night Glow
Sunday, Sept. 22
7:30 a.m., Final Balloon Competition
Noon-3 p.m., Pick up quilts at Heritage House
1 p.m., Children’s games
1 p.m., Corn hole tourney/double elimination
2 p.m., Pie eating contest
3 p.m., Big surprise, fenced-in area
Friday, 7:30-9 p.m., Corey Cox
Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Gordon Brooks; 5-6:30 p.m., Blue River Band; 7;30-9:30 p.m., Ivory Skies; followed at dusk by the Balloon Night Glow and fireworks display
Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Gordon Brooks
The Golf Cart Poker Run, in its second year, will award cash prizes of $175 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third place.
New this year, bingo will be offered in the large tent, a 9-mile Bike Ramble around Frankton, and a zip-line offered all day Saturday.
Some changes to the lineup are corn hole tourney on Sunday at 1 p.m. will be a double elimination with a limit of 32 teams; as always cash prizes offered as well.
Applications are still being taken for vendor, parade and the Pet Parade.
Featured entertainers will be Corey Cox on the main stage Friday, and Blue River Band and the fireworks will follow after the balloon glow.
This is the fifth year for the hot-air balloons to be at the festival offering rides for the weekend, balloon glows, and tethered rides on Saturday with all proceeds to benefit Muncie Amtrykes/Ambucs to provide therapeutic bikes for the handicapped.
As always, there will be the carnival, all types of vendors, with a larger antique tractor display this year.
Free parking, free shuttle service, and Sunday admission is free. More information is available at heritagedays.org.
For more information, call Jeff Alexander at 617-9863 or Brenda Alexander at 617-9864.
—For the Herald Bulletin