The 37th annual Silver Lake Days festival will feature rides, tractors and some summer fun from tomorrow through Friday, June 13-15.
Carnival rides and vendors booths open beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday. Rides will be furnished by Circus City Amusements, featuring the Tilt-A-Whirl and Hammer, throughout the weekend.
There will be garage sales around town starting at 8 a.m. Friday and going through Saturday. The car show, sponsored by Silver Lake Lions Club, begins at 3 p.m. Friday, near the Conservation Building area, unless it rains. Echoes of the Past tractor and equipment will be on display. A Peddler’s Market will take place at the Conservation Building.
“This year, we’re going to do it more like a farmers market,” said Sandy Rowland of the Silver Lake Days Festival Committee. “Last year, we kind of tried it with crafts, but this year, it’s with anything.”
An ice cream social will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the old fire station in downtown Silver Lake. The night will round out with music by the band Randa at 8 p.m.
The Manchester Civic Band will play at 10:15 a.m. in downtown prior to the parade. The theme of this year’s parade is “Motorcycle Madness.” The parade starts at 11 a.m.
Free popcorn will be provided by Lake City Bank. The Silver Lake Days Festival Committee asks parents to use caution with children to collect candy from parade floats as walking in front of floats can be dangerous. Cutie King and Queen judging begins immediately following the parade, around 11 a.m., for children ages 3 to 6.
A fish and tenderloin fry lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. at Silver Lake Wesleyan Church. A hog roast will start at noon at the Old Fire Station and homemade ice cream, provided by Echoes of the Past, will start at noon, along with a tractor and equipment display in downtown.
The corn hole tournament begins at 1 p.m. at the Conservation Building. Roann Renegades, a dance group, will perform in front of the judge’s stand at 5 p.m.
A bed race will begin at 6 p.m. on Sycamore Street. To compete, teams must pre-register by calling 260-352-2120. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. in the Lions Building, followed by the crowning of Miss Silver Lake
Moxie takes the stage at 8 p.m. Silver Lake Lions Club and area merchants will have prize drawings for clothing, food and miscellaneous items throughout the evening.