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Harrison Street Fair begins today!

8-22-14 the saucecatsBy Pat Maurer
Correspondent

The eighth annual Harrison Street Fair begins today on the city’s streets with a variety of displays, vendors, entertainment and special events especially geared for family fun in the community.

The Street Fair, sponsored by the City of Harrison’s Downtown Development Authority, begins at 9 a.m. August 22 and will coincide with the Historic U.S. 27 Motor Tour featuring hundreds of classic cars that will arrive in Harrison at 11 a.m. and visit the community until 2 p.m. There will be hundreds of classic cars who are touring from Auburn, Indiana to Cheboygan, Michigan. This is one of the premier classic car auto events in the state!

And, if antique snowmobiles are you thing, see them at the Street Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harrison will offer a wide variety of events both on Friday and on Saturday, August 23 at the annual Street Fair including entertainment by Steven D & The Keys winding his way through the car show Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and visitors can rock out to music from 60s, 70s and 80s with the Good Friends Good Times Band on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.; or dance and have a great time with The Saucecats from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The Saucecats style centers around New Orleans Funk, Zydeco and blues with a blend of Latin and Caribbean numbers.

There will be Street Dances both evenings from 8 to 11 p.m. with music by Beats Per Minute on Friday and by Best Entertainment on Saturday. Both days will also feature line dancing from 6 to 7 p.m., and swing dancing from 7 to 8 p.m.

A Beer and Wine Tent opens at 1 p.m. Friday and at noon on Saturday. The tent will feature a Euchre Tournament from 6 to 8 p.m. both nights. A DJ Spinoff is scheduled Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

Chris Cakes will be at the Street Fair both days, on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, serving pancakes in their own unique and unusual way.

Sports fan will enjoy the 9 & 10 Softball Game, which begins Saturday at noon.

The Street Fair also features a FUN RUN on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a self-guided motorcycle/automobile tour through 72 miles of beautiful hardwood forests in both Clare and Midland Counties, with prizes to the best “FUN” hand.

For a different kind of “run,” there is also a 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. on Saturday beginning and ending in downtown Harrison. Registration for the event is at 9 a.m. and fore\ information or registration is available by contacting Mary Cooper at 989-339-7014.

Youngsters will enjoy My Adventure Theater on Friday, an interactive adventure where children get involved and become stars. Nottingham Forest is scheduled from 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Galactic Voyage is from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Pirate Island is set for 3 to 3:30 p.m.; and Gold Rush Canyon is from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Of course the festival will also have the famous Queen of Spades raffle. The drawing will begin Saturday at 10 a.m.

Arts and Crafts vendors will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days there will be Trolley Car Tours, and on Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. there will be a Petting Zoo, Kids Carnival and Trout Pond. Inflatables will be available all day on Friday and Saturday.

There will be kids eye testing by Carl’s Hearing Clinic and the Lion’s Club from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and author Paul Headworth will be at the Street Fair on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. Authors Angie Kellogg and Cody Beemer will be at the Fair Saturday from noon to 3p.m.

Special displays will also include a Veterans Display both days; Service Vehicles from noon to 4 p.m. both days; and the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

 

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