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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.