Mount Sterling Community Days schedule of events

(Posted June 25, 2018)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The schedule for this year’s Mount Sterling Community Days Festival is jam-packed with family-friendly fun.

Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 29 and 10 a.m.-midnight June 30. Activities are at Veterans Field and the Mount Sterling Community Center at 164 E. Main St., as well as various other spots downtown.

The last several years, a laser light show has served as the weekend’s grand finale. This year, organizers are offering something new. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to Veterans Field on Saturday night to watch “The Lion King” on a large, inflatable, outdoor movie screen.

Instead of carnival rides, the festival will feature three new bounce houses–a small Mickey and Minnie Mouse-themed house, a large tropical-themed house with a slide and climbing wall, and a large two-person obstacle course. The houses will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. All-day wristbands for them are $5.

“We wanted to make it very easy on parents. We didn’t want to charge an arm and a leg,” said Annie Tomlinson, Community Center director.

Also new to the line-up this year are pony rides, a marionette show sponsored by the Mount Sterling Public Library, and a farm-themed Touch-a-Truck display sponsored by Green & Sons.

For more information about the festival or for contest and activity entry forms, go to or call (740) 869-2453.


Schedule of events

Friday, June 29

11 a.m.—Festival opens, fish fry, waffles, bake sales, food vendors

All day–Mount Sterling community yard sales

All day–Green & Sons Agriculture Touch-a-Truck display

5:45 p.m.–Flag raising ceremony by American Legion

6-8 p.m.– “The Bluegrass Ramblers” perform (on the Veterans Field stage)

9 p.m.—Festival closes


Saturday, June 30

10 a.m.—Festival opens, fish fry, waffles, bake sales, food vendors

All day–Mount Sterling community yard sales

All day–Green & Sons Agriculture Touch-a-Truck display

All day–Pony rides

All day–American Legion Auxiliary bicycles drawing ($1/ticket or $5/6 tickets)

All day–Children’s Activity Tent, games and activities with prizes

All day–Dunk Tank ($1 per throw)

All Day–Bounce Houses and Obstacle Course ($5 all-day wristband, must wear socks)

10 a.m.-5p.m.–Downtown shops and London Street Market

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.–James Cotton Football Camp (for ages 8-11 years old)

10 a.m.-2 p.m–Dairy Freeze Car Show, door prizes, 50/50 raffle (at Dairy Freeze)

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.–Baking Contest (at Community Center, judging at 10 a.m.)

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.–Quilt Exhibit (at Community Center)

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.–Wacky Wanda’s Chocolates (at Community Center)

11 a.m.-2 p.m.–Tri-County Fire Safety House

Noon-1:30 p.m.–Little Miss & Mister Firecracker Contest (at Community Center, judging at 1 p.m.)

Noon–Mount Sterling History Walk (starting at Community Center)

1:30-4 p.m.–James Cotton Football Camp (for ages 12-17 years old)

2-4 p.m.–Meet your favorite superheroes and Disney princesses from The Royals Project (at Children’s Activity Tent)

2-4 p.m.–Rock & Roll Trivia Show (at Community Center)

3-5 p.m.–Deer Creek Water Safety

3:30-4:30 p.m.–Bicycle Decorating Contest (at Community Center, judging at 4 p.m.)

5-6 p.m.–Let Freedom Ring Parade (line-up on New Street at 4 p.m.)

6 p.m.–Cornhole Tournament

7 p.m.–The Frisch Marionettes Co. perform (at Community Center)

7 p.m.–Contest winners announced: parade, baking contest, People’s Choice quilt, etc. (at Veterans Field Stage)

7:30-9:30 p.m.–“The Jack Fox Band” performs (at Veterans Field Stage)

At dusk (9:45 p.m.)–Outdoor Community Movie, “The Lion King”

11 p.m.–Festival closes

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