Special Events & Festivals

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.

Roanoke set to 'Believe in Magic' at Fall Festival

Magician Don Miller will entertain Friday, Sept. 11, during the Roanoke Fall Festival.
Photo provided.

Huntington County's oldest community festival gets underway Thursday, Sept. 10, as the Roanoke Fall Festival's carnival rides, crafters and street vendors open up shop in Roanoke Park.

The official opening ceremony, a flag raising on Main Street by the American Legion Post 160 color guard, is set for Friday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. Festivities continue through Sunday, Sept. 13.

This year's theme is "Believe in Magic." Most of the activities take place at the Roanoke Park, just a block west of the downtown area.

How low can you go?

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dustin Swinehart (center) gets as low as he can to pass under the limbo stick on Saturday, Sept. 5, during a limbo contest in the parking lot of the Zanesville United Methodist Church. The event was part of the Lions Club Car Show at the Zanesville Homespun Day.

Speed shop in miniature

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dennis Norton sets up his miniature "Speed Shop" in the lobby the the Zanesville United Methodist Church  on Saturday, Sept. 5, as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day small scale replica competition.

Funny stuff

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

"Mr. Sonshine," from Prospect United Methodist Church, interacts with some youth whille making balloon animals on Saturday,Sept. 5, during the Zanesville Homespun Day.

27th annual Zanesville Homespun Day set for Saturday, Sept. 5

Free horse and wagon rides, shown here from last year, will again be given during the Zanesville Homespun Day, on Saturday, Sept. 5.
File photo.

The 27th annual Zanesville Homespun Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 5.

Booths will be set up in the parking lot of Zanesville United Methodist Church and extending to the Lions Building along Van Horn Street.

The pancake and sausage breakfast will be at the church from 7 to 10 a.m.

The parade lineup will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., with the parade beginning at 10 a.m.

C'mon frog, jump!

Aiden Skidmore (right) encourages his frog to take a big jump during the frog jumping contest at the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. His older brother, Nolan, watches at left.

American-made music

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Playing songs from our nation's history, Music Americana performs during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Hitting the notes

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Donna Brown concentrates on hitting the right notes on the marimba during a performance of The Brown Family at the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. Seated in the background is the other half of the act, husband Doyle Brown, who was playing the trombone.

Enjoying the parade

Photo by Scott Trauner.

While his father, Scott Shelley (right) keeps him on the side of the road, 20-month-old DJ Shelley uses lollipops to play some "air drums" during the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 22.

On its way

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Isabella Kryder launches a throw toward a stack of cans on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the children's activities area of the Markle Wildcat Festival.