CRESTLINE — This year’s Crestline Harvest Festival, which starts Thursday, will feature musical performances, contests and lots of good things to eat.
The festival along Thoman Street, from Bucyrus to Carrer Majors, kicks off Thursday at 5 p.m. with an opening ceremony on the main stage next to the fire department. The event will last until Saturday.
The attractions will be open from 17:00 to 22:00 on Thursday, from 16:00 to 22:00 on Friday and from 17:00 to 22:00 on Saturday. All-day wristband prices are $10 for Thursday, $14 for Friday and $17 for Saturday. Individual tickets are $2 each or 20 tickets for $30. Each trip will cost two or three tickets.
The Crestline Harvest Festival Little Miss Pageant begins Thursday at 5:30pm on the main stage, followed by the princess pageant at 6pm and the queen pageant at 7pm.
After the contests, Pioneer Performing Arts will take the main stage at 9 p.m
Friday’s main stage show will feature Jess Kellie Adams on the main stage at 6pm and Nashville Crush at 8:30pm.
Free bingo for seniors will be offered Friday from 1-2pm at the Crestline Community Center, presented by the Crawford County Council on Aging. It is open to people over 55 years of age. Those planning to attend should register by calling 419-562-3050.
Saturday’s events begin early at 7 a.m. with the Crestline Fire Department’s pancake breakfast at the fire station.
The Back the Blue Car & Motorcycle Show begins at 9 a.m. in the City Hall parking lot and Seltzer Street. A craft show will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. under a tent on the lawn of the Methodist Church.
Royal princesses will be available for photos at noon at Spots Rolling Bean.
The Harvest Festival parade begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m., traveling from Kelly Park along Bucyrus Street. Alumni Night and Bulldog Backers will take place at 6pm in The Hub.
Saturday’s main stage show will feature Direct Energy at 6pm and McGuffey Lane at 8.30pm.
A full list of contests is provided
Many contests will be offered during this year’s Harvest Festival. Entry forms for all contests, which take place Saturday, are available at Crestline Schools, the Crestline Public Library, City Hall and online at crestlineharvestfestival.com.
Children’s contests will include:
- Crestline Cuties Contest, a new contest this year, starts at 9:30am. There are two age groups: 0-2 and 3-4. An application fee of $5 per child is due at the event.
- Updo/most creative hair contest starts at 10:15am for ages 1-8 and 9 and up.
- Hula Hoop starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by Limbo at 10:45 a.m. for both 5-10 year olds and 11 and up.
- Cookie Face, another new addition, starts at 11 a.m. for kids ages 4-9 and 10-18.
- The water balloon launch is at 11:15 and there must be two people on each team. It is for children aged 5 to 10 and over 11.
Main competitions include:
- The Hay Bale Toss contest is back for a second year. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., age groups are 8 and under, 9 to 12, 13 to 17, and 18 and over.
- The pizza dinner, presented by Checkers, starts at 12:30 p.m. Age categories are 8 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and over.
- Wing eating, presented by Just Jokin’ Bar and Grill, is limited to the first 10 registrations. Age groups are 13 to 17 and 18 and over.
- The beard contest is at 1:30 p.m., presented by Ed’s Barber Shop. For over 18s, there are five categories, including goatee, full beard, partial beard, mustache and crowd favorite.
- At 7:30 p.m., a free throw contest will take place at the St. Joe
For more information about the festival, visit their website, crestlineharvestfestival.com, or visit the Crestline Harvest Festival Facebook page.