It's time again to come to the Glandorf Fest and enjoy bean soup and turtle races. The event is this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31. Volunteers are shown cooking the bean soup during the 2013 fest. (Staff photo)
It's time again to come to the Glandorf Fest and enjoy bean soup and turtle races. The event is this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31. Volunteers are shown cooking the bean soup during the 2013 fest. (Staff photo)

GLANDORF — Face painting, turtle races, bean soup and live bands will all be part of this year’s Glandorf ParkFest, Friday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 30. The annual festival raises money for ongoing projects in the village park.

The festival will begin Friday evening with kids face painting and a candy store behind the fire station from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The popular turtle races will begin at 8 p.m. that evening and end at 11 p.m.

Also starting at 8 p.m.will be the the Raquet Club featuring Nate Felkey of Nashville Crush.

The activities will start early on Saturday morning when the 5K Turtle Trot Run and Little Turtle Fun Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Registration for the run begins at 9 a.m. under the big tent.

The kids face painting and candy store behind the fire station will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

New this year is the pre-school bike raffle under the dance tent. Register at 10 a.m. for the raffle. The drawing is at 11 a.m.

A double-elimination corn hole tournament will start at noon. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $30 per team.

Glandorf Lions Club members will begin serving their famous beam soup at noon.

Also starting at noon is the reverse raffle. The evening will end at 2:30 p.m. with a $10,000 grand prize.

Kids’ contests in the park will be featured from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. followed by a performance of the Ottawa-Glandorf High School band at 3 p.m.

The outdoor Catholic Mass at the shrine, across from the church, will begin at 4 p.m.

Toss for Treat by the World Youth Day group will be held on the front church lawn from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Just toss a football into “Brutus” and win a cod treat that can be redeemed at the Sweet Shoppe tent.

Turtle races will also be held in the evening from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Village Idiots Band will perform from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Life band performances will be given in the evening starting at 7:30 p.m. Chance for Dirty 20’s will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nashville Crush will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

Proceeds from the Glandorf Park Fest have been used to complete numerous projects at the park. Recent projects have included continued work at Deter’s Park including running water and drain lines to the concession stand at Deter’s Park, paving the parking lot on the east side of the park and maintenance work and sealing of Dragon Towers.