MASON — “Turbo Tubs,” bounce houses, games and more will be awaiting children at the Mason Harvest Festival on Saturday.
The event will be noon to 5 p.m. at Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park.
New to the festival this year will be the “Turbo Tubs.” It is a carnival ride that spins, with each individual car spinning as well.
Games will begin at 2 p.m. and will include a cookie-stacking contest, sack races, and racing while carrying a pumpkin on one’s head. There will be four age groups, with cash prizes for winners.
In addition, costume judging will take place at 4 p.m., again with cash prizes. Pumpkin painting will be ongoing throughout the day, and children will be treated to free candy, water and juice.
An apple pie baking contest will be held for teens and adults at 3 p.m. Pies must be homemade and be registered at 2:30 p.m. The winner will receive $50, with $25 being presented for second place.
Cornhole will be available all day for pick-up games. K&D Karaoke will provide music and karaoke from noon to 4 p.m., and food will be sold from 1 to 5 p.m. by Larry Powell of Hillbilly Smoke.
A car and bike show will be held in conjunction with the festival by the New Haven Road Angels car club.
Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with awards at 3 p.m. The registration fee is $10, with proceeds supporting the youth of Mason and Road Angels charities. Prizes will be awarded to the top 30, specialty, and best of show, along with best Ford, GM, Mopar, special interest and motorcycle.
There will be door prizes of gas and cash cards, with oldies music being played during the show. Due to its size, Front Street from Pomeroy to Horton streets will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.
For more information on the festival events, contact the Mason Town Hall at 304-773-5200. For car show information, contact Mark Clark at 304-675-0975 or Ed Carson at 304-674-2274.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing and lives in Mason County.