Festival season is officially kicking-off starting this weekend in Adams County. The Winchester Homecoming Festival announced that the event, formerly known as the Winchester Caramel Festival, will be held August 25th through 27th in downtown Winchester.
The event will start with a community-wide yard sale on Friday morning and then opening ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Queens Contest beginning at 6 p.m. At 6:45 p.m. music will take the center stage with the Poplar Ridge Bluegrass Band followed by Tony Holt and Friends at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. there will be a host of pageants along with a quilt show at the Methodist Church. At 1 p.m., there will be a history of the Underground Railroad at the United Methodist Church followed by a 2 p.m. concert from Noreen’s School of Dance. The Historic Ghost Rides will take place from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Rebel Sound Club will perform at 8 p.m.
On Sunday at noon, the center stage will feature gospel music by The Watchmen and the grand parade will be held at 3 p.m. The Grand Marshall’s of the parade will be Rob and Jo Davis.
A full schedule of the event can be found in this edition of the Informer. For more information on the festival, contact Patsy Roberts at 937-403-1315.