The Farber Fun Fest committee invites you to the annual Farber Fun Fest, Friday, August 1 and 2. The fun filled festival will feature activities for all ages.
On Friday night starting at 6 p.m., the Fun Fest starts off with the Ice Cream Social featuring a barber shop quartet. At 7 p.m., the Missouri Farm Pullers start their pull at the track while “Pike 41” will start their show at the grandstand at the Railroad Park. “Pike 41” will be playing their hit song “Small Town Livin’” that has become a You Tube sensation.
At 7:30 p.m., the Lucky Party begins with awesome prizes. Prizes include 31 Bags, Bathwicks, Going Bonkers, Sunny Shine Design, Bath & Body Works, and Tupperware, just to name a few. While you are playing at the Lucky party, send your kids over to the “Old Time” games. To end the night, there will be more live music at the Railroad Park with Legacy, who is sponsored by Ramsey Dickerman State Farm Insurance. “Legacy” is a local band that plays Southern Rock and is from Mexico.
Saturday is a fun filled day starting off with the Little Mr. and Miss at 9 a.m. This event is located under the pavilion at the ball park. Also at 9 a.m., there will be a pet show located at the depot at the Railroad Park.
This year, there will be cash prizes donated by Natty Bear Rescue in Bowling Green. A new event added this year is the Fire Fighter Bucket Brigade; this event is at 10 a.m. located in the outfield of the ball park. The Baby Show will be held at 10:30 a.m. under the pavilion at the ball park. This year there will be no registration for this event. The babies can wear anything they would like, just make sure they are comfortable. The Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament will begin at 11 a.m., taking a small break for the parade that will be held at noon this year.
The parade will feature the Honor Guard from WERDCC and the Honor Flight Escorts with some of Farber Veterans. Following the parade will be Catapulting of Maters being held at the tractor pull track. Justin has changed a couple of the rules, so make sure you check out the flyer for more information.
After driving through the parade, the antique tractors will park so you can get a closer look.
If you are interested in throwing horseshoes or washers, those events start at 1 p.m.
Excitement for the kids will be the Pedal Tractor Pull, registration starts at 1 p.m. and immediately after this event will be the Tricycle races.
For the returning classmates of the Farber School, an all-school reunion will be held at 2 p.m. at the Farber Library hosted by Vernelle Hull.
Kid games for all ages will start at 3 p.m. with a couple of relay races including 3-legged race and potato sack race.
A couple of returning events that were new last year are the Egg Drop and the Super Farmer. The egg drop event will start at 3 p.m. and the Super Farmer will start at 4 p.m. If you think you have what it takes to be a farmer, come and see if you have what it takes to be the Super Farmer! This event is sponsored by Sydenstricker and local farmers.
An “old fashioned” cake walk will also be held at 4 p.m.
If you are hungry, our very popular Fish Fry will begin at 5 p.m. Make sure you come early so you don’t miss out.
The Car Cruise In will be held at Railroad Park starting at 6 p.m. with live music from “Burnt Toast” at 8 p.m.
If live music isn’t your thing, then cruise up to the ball park for a drive-in movie. This year’s movie will be Disney’s “Frozen.” If you haven’t seen this movie it’s one that you and your kids don’t want to miss. Popcorn will be served for free at the movie.
The food stand will be open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night and all day Saturday starting at 9 a.m.
A 50/50 raffle will be held through out the day. Drawings will be held a couple times, and this year we have decided to have the Farber Community Building open for a cooling center with small concessions. Also, in the community building we are planning a photography and craft show. If you would like to show off your photography or crafting skills please let Brandie know. Don’t forget to stop in and vote for your favorite. The winner in both will be awarded a cash prize.
The committee is thankful for every sponsor and person who has helped and put their time and energy into helping us get this years Fun Fest up and running. If you have any questions you can contact the chairperson named on the event or contact Brandie Gay 573-721-2970 or Lynn Flowers 573-721-5994.
Bring your lawn chair and plan to stay for the whole weekend.