Fair on Square expands to three days this week

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Three days of fun and entertainment begin at noon Friday when the Greencastle Main Street Fair on the Square kicks off with a flag presentation on the north side of the courthouse square in downtown Greencastle.

This year's event has been expanded to three days and will run from noon-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

New to the fair is an Antique Appraisal Show, sponsored by the Putnam County Mus-eum, which will take place on the north side of the courthouse on Friday evening and Saturday. There is a $5 fee for an appraisal with all proceeds going to the Putnam County Museum.

A "Getaway Weekend for Two" including an overnight stay at the Walden Inn, gift certificate for Almost Home Restaurant, lunch for two at the Putnam Inn and two movie passes will be raffled at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast held at the Greencastle Fire Department Building from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Cost of the meal is $4. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 at the door or in advance by calling any Kiwanis member.

The popular Eyeore's Birthday Party sponsored by the Mental Health Association will take place on the southside of the courthourse at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. This is an annual event held every year during National Mental Health Month.

Bingo at the Moose Lodge starts at 7 p.m. on Friday followed by karaoke from 8 p.m.-midnight. Saturday evening. On Saturday, a Ribeye steak dinner will be available from 4-8 p.m. followed by a concert of the Legends of Rock 'N Roll. Tickets for dinner only are $10 or $20 for dinner and the concert.

A Convergence Concert featuring jazz and big band music will take place on the main stage from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Other concerts include the Harvest House Concert Saturday afternoon on the main stage and the Nashville Connection concert from 7-9 p.m. Saturday evening. Brian Lesswing, Bluegrass Banjo Player and the Cloverdale High School Band are featured on Friday afternoon on the main stage. The South Putnam High School Cheerleaders and On the Flip Side-All Star Cheerleaders will show their stuff Saturday afternoon.

Sunday afternoon kicks off with the First Baptist Praise Band followed by K-9 Unit Dog Demonstrations and a Bluegrass Band from 2-4 p.m. on the main stage.

Approximately 50 booths featuring homemade craft items will be open and food vendors including barbeque, tenderloins, lemon shake-ups, deep fried vegetables, elephant ears, ice cream and roasted nuts will all be available.

Pony rides, a petting zoo and carriage rides can be found on the eastside of the square. A bake sale will also take place at the First Christian Church.

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