ARCADIA – The 68th annual Arcadia Fall Festival will once again announce the change in season over Labor Day weekend. Going from Saturday, September 3 until Monday, September 5, the festival promises another weekend of classic entertainment.
Saturday holds a day of competition: an 8 a.m. sand volleyball tournament at Riverside Park, 9 a.m. pinochle and pitch tournaments at the community center, and the RKD Poker Run, the proceeds of which will go to help purchase a therapy pool for Mason Koehn, who is the 13th child in the world diagnosed with a rare form of a rare genetic disease.
The Poker Run is $20 a hand or $30 for couples, or two hands, and will start at Arcadia’s own Lucky’s Bar before moving through Ord, Burwell, Ericson, Greeley, and Scotia. Registration begins at 11, and participants will leave Lucky’s around noon.
Saturday also promises a ranch rodeo at the ballpark at 1 p.m., and the Sons of the American Legion BBQ cook-off at Riverside Park at 5:30.
Sunday will commence with a pancake feed at 8 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. community worship service at the ballpark. Kids’ games and races will begin at 1 p.m., and at 2 p.m. the demolition derby will get underway. Admission will be charged for the derby.
Monday the 5, Labor Day, offers the annual Arcadia Labor Day Show-N-Shine at 8 a.m. on Bridge Street, and the Fall Festival Parade, starting at 10:30. Immediately following the parade will be the crowning of Miss Fall Festival 2022, and a tractor show at the tennis courts.
A full schedule for the festival, as well as the weekend’s events at Lucky’s Bar, is attached.