ANTES FORT - "A little bit of everything."
That's what Fort Antes Historical Days offers, according to volunteer Dan Palski, and this year's 20th anniversary event follows in that tradition.
The festival grounds at Antes Fort Village Park, Route 44, two miles south of Jersey Shore, open today at 4 p.m., and the celebration will run through Saturday, rain or shine.
The community fundraiser supports local churches, the Antes Fort Fire Department and the local recreation committee which takes care of the park.
It also is a fun family event with music, tractor pay-pulls, a vehicle show, a softball tournament, all capped by a spectacular fireworks display that is renowned throughout the region.
The Antes Fort Museum in the old schoolhouse, just behind the fire hall, will be open all three days.
- WHAT: Fort Antes Historical Days
- WHEN: Today-Sunday
- WHERE: Antes Fort Village Park
- INFO: Dan Palski, 220-1636.
Craft vendors, a flea market, food stands and displays will be set up, and shoppers will find items ranging from wooden furniture to pumpkins and other produce.
A Native American encampment also is planned at the park.
The full schedule is:
4 p.m. - Grounds open
6:30 p.m. - Music by Spring Street Four, a barbershop quartet.
4 p.m. - Grounds open
4:30 p.m. - Ham dinner at Antes Fort United Methodist Church (close to the park)
6 p.m. - Softball tournament
6 p.m. - Mini mod and tractor pull
6:30 p.m. - Vocalist Laura Rae (Goodman)
8-10 p.m. - Rock music by Shot in the Dark
8-11 p.m. - Square dance with music by The Moonlighters, Antes Fort Volunteer Fire Co. Hall.
7-10 a.m. - Fireman's Breakfast Buffet by Red Knights Firefighter Motorcycle Club at fire hall
9 a.m. - Grounds open
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Registration for car and motorcycle show
10 a.m. - Softball tournament
10:30 a.m. - Truck and antique tractor pulls
11 a.m. - Antes Fort Fire Co. chicken barbecue begins
1:30 p.m. - Car and bike show
2 p.m. - Fourth Annual Dave Harbach Memorial Tractor Pull
2 p.m. - Smokey the Bear and other mascots on the grounds
5:30 p.m. - Big Al and the Loozers
8 p.m. - Drawings
8:30 p.m. - Fireworks.
Admission is free and a $2 donation is requested for parking which the Clinton-Lycoming Young Marines will direct. No pets are allowed in the park during the celebration, with the exception of service animals.
Spaces are available for last-minute vendors, and those interested are encouraged to call Palski at 220-1636.
For information about the car and motorcycle show, call 398-4714. For tractor pull information, call 398-7148.