Special Events & Festivals

Company Singers


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Company Singers Rick Henly (left) and Rich McConnell perform Civil War-era songs while strolling the encampment at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26. Jim Kline, not in photo, was also with the group.

Everday chore


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Re-enactor Chris Miller pours wash water into a basin at her encampment during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Announce Fall Festival cake contest winners

Winners have been announced in the cake contest held as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival on Sept. 12.

The contest was sponsored by Parkview Huntington Hospital and Mike Gibson State Farm Insurance.

In the Kids' Division, ages 5-10, Raeann Dobler won first place in the Best Decorated category, while Hannah Nelson was second and Jeremiah Finton was third.

Jerikah Finton was first in the Most Delicious category, while Sarah Dearduff was second.

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival returns for 34th year

The bluegrass band Deadwood is one of the featured entertainers at this year’s Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, at Hier’s Park.
Photo provided.

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival returns Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, for its 34th year.

The slow-paced event features re-enactors portraying the lives of the area's early inhabitants, including Native Americans, fur traders, military families and others who found the land surrounding the river's forks to their liking.

Tractor pull


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Toby Kramer has it going during the NTPA Tractor Pull at the Roanoke Park as part of the Roanoke Fall Fesitval on Friday, Sept. 11.

Getting top price


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kurt Ness, of Ness Bros. GMAC Real Estate and Auction Co., works on getting a good price during the Roanoke Fall Fesitval cake auction on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Zero turn square dancing


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Rupley-Dixon Square Dancers show everyone how it's done on zero turn mowers during the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Hot ride


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Paul Carter IV ists atop a hot ride on one of the carnival rides set up at Roanoke Park for the Roanoke Fall Festival, on Friday, Sept. 11.

Festival fun

Ainsley Melcher, (left) tosses a ball toward a fish bowl on Friday evening, Sept. 11, at the Roanoke Fall Festival, while Madelynn Williams looks on and Madelynn's grandfather, Larry Williams, helps out.

Shade N' Shannon at the Roanoke Fall Festival

Shade Jones (left) and Shannon Persinger, performing as Shade N' Shannon, belt out Johnny Cash turnes in the entertainment tent at the Ronaoke Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 11, at Roanoke Park.

Hitching a ride on some Ageless Iron

Riding a Case combine down Roanoke's Main Street during the Ageless Iron tractor parade on Friday evening, Sept.11, on the first day of the Roanoke Fall Festival are (from left) Sara Hoffman, Trina Hoffman and Elyse McClellan.

Opening ceremonies


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kelli Hoffman sings the national anthem during the Roanoke Fall Festival opening ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 11, on Main St.

Wagon rides


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Cindy Lambert (front) leads a group of festival-goers on a wagon ride on Saturday, Sept. 5, as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day.

Early appearance for Santa


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Santa Claus made an early appearance this year, showing up during the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Lince dancing


Photo by Andre B. Laird.


The Lions Club held a car show during Zanesville Homespun Dayon Saturday, Sept. 5. One of the many activities throughout the event was line dancing.

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