Mason Harvest Festival Saturday

By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register

MASON — Final details for Saturday’s Mason Harvest Festival have been announced, with a promise of something for everyone.

The festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park.

There will be many activities for children, as well as adults. Ongoing throughout the day will be K&D Karaoke and DJ, the Euro-Bungee and Power Wheels Race Track rides, and the “Wipeout” inflatable. There will also be a corn pit for children to play in, and round hay bales for climbing.

Registration for a brownie baking contest will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. The only rule for the contest is the brownies must not contain nuts, due to allergies. Judges will announce the winners at 3:45 p.m. The first place winner will receive $25, while second place be $15. The contest is open to all ages.

Games will be held for both children and adults, with adult games being held on the half-hour, and children’s games on the hour.

The adult game schedule includes an iron skillet sling for women at 12:30 p.m., and a hay bale toss for men at 1:30 p.m. Prizes for both will be $25 for first place, $15 for second place, and $10 for third place. Bingo will be held at 2:30 p.m., with the winner of each game receiving $5.

Children’s games will be a spinner game and disc drop game at 1 p.m., with kids winning small prizes. At 2 p.m., children will have the opportunity to decorate pumpkins to take home. The 3 p.m. game will be “needle in the haystack,” where kids dig through piles of hay to find toys and money.

Cake walks will be held for all ages at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:30 p.m. There will also be door prizes for both children and adults given out each hour. Winners must be present.

Both food and merchandise vendors will be set up throughout the day. Cornfed, Two Buds Bistro, the Sassafras 4-H Club, Mason Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, and a host of individuals will be offering food from pulled pork to soup, tacos in a bag, hotdogs, pumpkin rolls, pie, and more.

All activities are free, and the town will provide water and juice to those attending while supplies last. Concessions and merchandise will be available at additional cost.

For more information, contact the city building at 304-773-5200.

By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at