MASON — Plans are being finalized for the Mason Harvest Festival, set for Oct. 17, at Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park.
The day will begin with a car and bike show by the New Haven Road Angels car club. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon, with awards at 3 p.m.
The fee to enter is $10, with proceeds supporting the youth of Mason and Road Angels charities. Prizes will be given to the top 30, specialty, and best of show, as well as best Ford, GM, Mopar, special interest and motorcycle.
There will be door prizes of gas and cash cards, with oldies music being played. Due to the size of the show, Mayor Donna Dennis said Front Street, from Pomeroy to Horton, will be closed during the event.
On the opposite end of the park, town events will be held from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be bounce houses and pumpkin painting throughout the day, as well as music and karaoke by Kip Grueser. Children’s games will begin at 2 p.m., along with cornhole. At 4 p.m., a costume contest will be conducted. Children will also be treated to candy, bottled water and juice.
An apple pie baking contest will be at 3 p.m. for adults. Pies must be homemade and be registered at 2:30 p.m.
All town events are free, and all contests will have cash prizes, according to Mayor Dennis.
Food will be offered for sale throughout the day by the Mason Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and by Ray McGrew.
For more information on town activities, contact the Mason Town Hall at 304-773-5200. For information on the car show, contact Mark Clark at 304-675-0975 or Ed Carson at 304-674-2274.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.