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[ARCHIVED] August Fun Fest - Sunday, August 9!

August Fun Fest

There’s something for everyone at August Fun Fest with great food, fun entertainment and lots of children’s rides and amusements. Free admission and free parking!

Headlining this year’s August Fun Fest are The Vogues, performing at the amphitheater at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. The Vogues will have the audience singing along to their classic hits such as “Turn Around Look At Me” and “You’re The One.”

Also featured at August Fun Fest is Doc Swan - magician, juggler, fire-eater, mind-reader and comedian. Doc has won numerous awards for his unique acts, and no two shows are exactly the same! Show times are 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm.

That Guy With The Birds will be showing off his feathered friends at 12:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm. With music, magic, and hands on interaction, get an up-close adventure with these intelligent creatures! Entertaining as well as educational, That Guy With The Birds is sure to delight crowds young and old.

Former Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Grant Jackson will be on hand to sign autographs from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Jackson played with the Pirates from 1977 to 1981 and in 1982. He was the winning pitcher for the Pirates in Game 7 of the 1979 World Series.

The Road Kings Car Club will host the giant August Fun Fest Show Car Cruise, with over 500 antiques, hot rods, modifieds, stock cars, and commercials! The show features all types of cars up to 2015 models and has been highlighted in Hot Rod News magazine. Show cars can enter beginning at 9:00am.

Five local musical groups will be featured in a cavalcade of bands at Pavilion #1. Groups performing include The Solitudes at 1:00pm, Wally Ginger’s Orchestra at 3:00pm, The Townsmen Plus One at 4:00pm, Mon-Valley Jazz Ensemble at 5:00pm, and The Electromotives at 6:00pm.

Kids can have fun all day with an All Day Ride Pass for only four dollars! Children can purchase the Pass and get unlimited access to all carnival rides, pony rides, horse drawn trolley rides, kiddie train rides and petting zoo. Other attractions at the festival include an arts and crafts show with over 40 vendors and craftsmen, a flea market, a chainsaw sculptor, bingo, and various group demonstrations.

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