THE FABULOUS 1890s WEEKEND!
Family fun at its finest!
Check out our video from this year's event.
TheWeekend revolves around the fact that the world’s first night football game was played by Mansfield University in Smythe Park on September 28, 1892.
The Weekend gets started on Friday afternoon, September 28, 2012 and runs through the evening.
Saturday kicks off with The 1890s Parade at 11 a.m. This year, for the first time, we're adding motorized units. We're scouting the region for late 19th and early 20th century vehicles. Anything up to pre-World War II is eligible. If you have a unit and would like to be a part of the parade, contact Christie Martin at 570-662-4293.
The parade starts at 11 a.m.
We carefully screen our entertainment to ensure that all acts are totally family-friendly. This year we have several new acts to be announced soon.
There will be acts across the grounds so you always have a choice of entertainment.
Be warned, to get to each end of the grounds, you have to walk through the midway, full of mouth-watering food and unique crafts and gift items.
Weather permitting, hot air balloons lift off in the morning and evening and often give tethered rides on Saturday.
The 1890s Museum Tent grows more popular every year with displays of local history. Chester Bailey and family create the displays each year and are always on hand to share information, memories and stories. Geneologist Joyce Tice will also have a display. Joyce's knowledge and passion for history is a great addition to the Museum Tent.
The climax of the Weekend is the reenactment of the World’s First Night Football Game. Using the actual rules of 1892, the game is hard-hitting, humorous and accurate. University and area resident volunteers don uniforms actually worn by actors in the General Electric commercial which aired around the world for several years.
Fireworks set to music create a loud, exciting, colorful end to a weekend full of music, food, family and fun.
We are still accepting vendor applications. Contact Deb Bastian at firstname.lastname@example.org
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