Special Events & Festivals

Fun with sand art


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Kinglsey Young (left) and Cayden Young do some sand art during the Zanesville Homespun Day activities on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Check out the bike


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Angie Weaver (left) and Mason Weaver look over a motorcyle during the Zanesville Homespun Day Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31.

With the fans


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Fort Wayne Komets mascot, Icy D. Eagle, fist bumps with a couple of fans along the parade route at the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Whale of a difference


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

LaFayette Central High School alumni ride on their float in the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31. The float proclaimed the closed school "made a whale of a difference." The parade theme was "Show Your School Spirit."

Festival season moves on to Homespun Day

Sentimental Journey takes passengers on a tour of Zanesville during the 2012 Homespun Day celebration. The wagon rides will return for this year’s festival, set for this Saturday, Aug. 31.
TAB file photo.

The area's festival season continues with the 2013 incarnation of Homespun Day in Zanesville on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Highlights of the one-day celebration include a car show, baseball and football games, a bike rodeo, food and, of course, a parade.

This year's parade theme is "Show Your School Spirit," with the parade entries celebrating high schools and colleges. The best parade entries will win cash prizes.

Zanesville Homespun Day schedule of activities

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW
Zanesville United Methodist Church
Registration 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Pre-registration: $8.00 • Day of Show: $10.00
Awards at 2:00 p.m.
DJ Fast Eddie playing the tunes. ‘50s Dress & Nerd Awards • Trophies • Dash Plaques to First 50 • 50/50 Drawing • Door Prizes
Proceeds benefit Zanesville Lions Club Projects

HOMESPUN DAY ACTIVITIES:

SLOW PITCH BALLGAMES
All Day - Lions Park

Princess Wildcat


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lily Clanin (left) the 2013 Young Miss Wildcat, receives her crown from Lacy Curry, a former Princess Wildcat, during the Princess Wildcat contest Saturday evening, Aug. 24, at Markle Park.

Little Miss Wildcat


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Janell Lemler (left) the 2013 Little Miss Widcat, receives her crown from Lacy Curry, a former Princess Wildcat, during the Princess Wildcat contest on Saturday evening, Aug. 24.

Princess Wildcat


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Abigail Reichard (left) receives her crown after being named 2013 Princess Wildcat from former title holder Lacy Curry during the Princess Wildcat contest on Saturday, evening, Aug. 24.

C'mon, jump!


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kylie Nevius tries to get her frog to jump far during the Wildcat Festival frog jumping contest at Markle Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Waterball


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Teams from the Markle (left) and Uniondale fire departments battle it out during he Markle Wildcat Festival waterball fights on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Park.

Yuck!


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Mark Kohlhorst lets a tarantula crawl on his hand during his Mark's Ark animal show on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Wildcat Festival at the Markle Park.

Markle bounce


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jason Lenwell (left) and Collins Vosler come down a bouncy slide at the Markle Park during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Raiders in Markle


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Riverview Middle School marching band drumline performs during the Marle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Princess Wildcat candidate


Photo provided.

Abigail Reichard is running for the title of Miss Wildcat at the Princess Wildcat Contest as part of the 2013 Markle Wildcat Festival. The contest will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Markle Park Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.

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