A parade on Sunday is always a popular event during the annual Ottoville Park Fest on Labor Day weekend. (Staff Photo)
A parade on Sunday is always a popular event during the annual Ottoville Park Fest on Labor Day weekend. (Staff Photo)

OTTOVILLE —  On Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, the Ottoville community will host their 52nd annual Ottoville Park Carnival. Activities will begin on Labor Day weekend at 9 a.m. on Saturday and will end at midnight on Sunday. This year’s main attractions include the band Fifty Amp Fuse from the Detroit, Michigan area playing on the stage on Saturday night from 8:30 p.m. to midnight and Polly Mae performing on Sunday night from 8 p.m. until midnight. The funds raised by this event are used for maintenance and improvement projects at the Ottoville Community Park.

The main attractions for the 2014 Ottoville Park Carnival include Detroit’s Fifty Amp Fuse performing on the main stage on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Fifty Amp Fuse is making a repeat appearance for this year’s event and they will again be performing a life multimedia spectacular that celebrates six decades of both American and British pop/rock hits. The Ottoville VFW Post #3740 has provided sponsorship for Fifty Amp Fuse. Polly Mae, featuring lead singer Jodi Burden, will be featured on the stage singing country music hits on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 8 p.m. until midnight. The final main attraction for this year’s Park Carnival is Tractor Square Dancing. There will be two shows held on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. All of these events are free to the public.

The Carnival Lounge will be back again for the 2014 Ottoville Park Carnival. The lounge provides a unique experience where individuals can enjoy wine, craft beer and entertainment. A $5 entry fee is charged for admittance into the tent. This area will also feature live music on both nights. Steve Hendershot will be performing as a solo guitarist on Saturday evening starting at 5 p.m. Bob and Bob will be playing in the Carnival Lounge on Sunday evening starting at 5 p.m. and they will be performing multiple genres of music.

There are a large number of activities on Saturday, Aug. 30, and the events will kick off with a Craft Show beginning at 9 a.m. in the Ottoville Parish Center Gymnasium. The 2014 opening ceremony will also be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. and will include the crowning of the Park Carnival Queen and the Miniature King and Queen. Other events on Saturday include an OSU tailgate party, princess party, super hero party, National Micro Mini Tractor Pulls, corn hole tournament, UltraSound inflatable rides and the Carnival Lounge that will feature craft beers and wines.

Events for the Ottoville Park Carnival resume on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. starting with a Volleyball Tournament. The 2014 Ottoville Park Carnival parade will be held at 1 p.m. followed by other events on Sunday including kids tractor pull, bingo, performance by the Ottoville Cheerleaders, Kids Alley and a variety of other activities. For additional information and a full list of events, you can visit the park website at www.ottovillepark.com.

A number of raffles will also be held throughout the weekend for the young and old. The 2014 Carnival will feature a raffle for a Yuengling “Little Guy” camper. This camper was provided by a donation from NWO Beverage, Co. Tickets are available from several Ottoville businesses including Express Mart, Family Chiropractic Center, Looser Bros. Shell, Millie’s Café and Ottoville Hardware and Furniture Co. The tickets cost $10 each, three for $20 or twenty tickets for $100. Another new raffle this year is the kid’s raffle. This will be held at the Kids Alley and will feature a variety of toys and other items for kids of all ages. Other raffles and drawings will also be held and tickets can be purchased at the Big Ticket Booth.

This year’s 52nd annual Park Carnival Queen is Megan Lambert. She will be selling tickets for the Big Ticket Drawing. The Big Ticket Drawing will have a 1st place and 2nd place winner on both Saturday and Sunday night. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and the second place winner will receive $500. Tickets cost $5.00 each or six tickets for $20.

Our Miniature King and Queen candidates are selling tickets for dinners that will be held in the air conditioned Ottoville Parish Center Banquet Room. Swiss steak or pork chop dinners will be available on both Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The meals will be catered by Lock Sixteen . Pre-sale tickets will be available for $7 each from the Miniature King and Queen Candidates and tickets will also be available at the door for $8.

The Ottoville Park Carnival is always held Labor Day weekend. The fun begins Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 a.m. and continues through Sunday, Aug. 3, at midnight. Rides, bands, good times and more can be found at the Ottoville Park Carnival. Visit www.ottovillepark.com for a full schedule of events. Also be sure to “Like” the Ottoville Park Carnival on Facebook.