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Firelands Labor Day Festival kicks off Friday

• Aug 30, 2018 at 2:00 AM

NEW LONDON — The 110th Firelands Labor Day Festival will kick off a fun-filled weekend Friday evening.

The festivities begin at the New London Recreation Park at 6 p.m. Friday and will run through Labor Day, opening at noon each of the other days.

Admission to the festival is $7 a person, $4 for senior 62 and older and free for those 3 and younger (includes rides). Throughout the festival face painting by Pixie Paints, the bounce house and laser tag will be available for additional cost, with plenty of activities, events, food and more to entertain all ages. The highly-anticipated weekend-long softball tournament begins 7 p.m. Friday.

Here’s a full list of events for this year’s festivities.  

Friday, Aug. 31

6 p.m.: Festival opens

7 p.m.: Softball tournament begins

 

Saturday, Sept. 1

7 a.m.: Gates open

8 a.m.: Softball tournament

8:30 a.m.: Free One-Mile Fun Run (registration begins at 7:30); New London recreation park

9 a.m.: Firelands 5K Road Race (registration begins at 7:30); New London recreation park

Noon: Midway opens

1 p.m.: Horseshoe tournament (5-game point chase)

1 p.m.: Firelands Festival Parade

2 to 4 p.m.: Boy Scouts providing games and Pine Wood Derby Track; Boy Scout Cabin 

3 p.m.: Open truck pulling contest; New London recreation park 

6 to 8 p.m.: Boy Scouts providing games and Pine Wood Derby Track; Boy Scout Cabin 

7 to 11 p.m.: Live music

 

Sunday, Sept. 2

7 a.m.: Gates open

8 a.m.: Softball tournament

9 a.m.: Co-ed sand volleyball tournament (check-in begins at 8 a.m.)

Noon: Midway opens

1 p.m.: Demolition derby

1 p.m.: Horseshoe tournament (Round robin-singles); behind the men’s softball diamond

2 to 4 p.m.: Boy Scouts providing games and Pine Wood Derby Track; Boy Scout Cabin 

6 to 8 p.m.: Boy Scouts providing games and Pine Wood Derby Track; Boy Scout Cabin 

6:30 p.m.: ATV/Motocross race; New London recreation park track

7 to 11 p.m.: Live music by Trina’s Toys

 

Monday, Sept. 3

7 a.m.: Gates open

8 a.m.: Softball tournament

9 a.m.: Open tractor pull contest; New London recreation park

10 a.m.: Cornhole tournament; Hileman building

11 a.m.: Kiddie tractor pull

2 to 4 p.m.: Boy Scouts providing games and Pine Wood Derby Track; Boy Scout Cabin 

3 p.m.: Cookie baking contest (judging begins at 4); Hileman building

4 p.m.: Pizza eating contest

6 to 8 p.m.: Boy Scouts providing games and Pine Wood Derby Track; Boy Scout Cabin 

9 p.m.: Fireworks

9:30 p.m.: Gates close

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