CEDARVILLE — The “Home of Labor Day” is hosting its annual festival Saturday, Sept. 2- Monday, Sept. 4.
Admission to the family-friendly festival in downtown Cedarville is free, featuring local food booths, vendors selling goods, karaoke and bingo, kids’ games and crafts, a kiddie tractor pull and live music.
Cedarfest will kick off at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 with the traditional pancake breakfast at the Cedarville Fire Department. Cost for adults is $6; under 12 and over 65, $4.
Events follow on Saturday with the fishing derby (10 a.m.), Mr. and Ms. Cedarville Contest (11 a.m.), Crafts and Bike Book Mobile (1 p.m.), and more, including karaoke, bingo, live music and dancing.
Sunday’s schedule features the Cedarville Fire Department Golf Scramble, along with a community church service (11 a.m.), gospel sing, kid zone, touch-a-truck, and other kid-friendly activities. A car show will begin at 6 p.m. and fireworks will follow in the park at dark.
A pancake breakfast will be held on Monday beginning at 7 a.m. and Cedarfest Labor Day Parade will begin on Main Street at 1 p.m. A cake walk, corn hole tournament and Kiddie Tractor Pull will follow, with the day ending with Tony Pergram on the acoustic guitar (4:15 p.m.) and a performance by the Ohio Weather Band.
The patriotic celebration is held every year in Cedarville, the hometown of James H. Kyle. As a U.S. Senator, Kyle introduced the idea of Labor Day to the U.S. Congress to make it a national holiday in 1894.
Contact Anna Bolton at 937-502-4498.