The fourth annual Arlington Village Festival will be held from 4 to midnight Friday and 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
The festival’s famous homemade noodles and desserts, along with other food options, will be available starting at 4 p.m. both days..
The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Due to construction, the route has changed this year and will begin at the high school, traveling north onto Cumberland and crossing back over Ohio 68 at the library, ending at the park.
Entertainment has been added to the weekend lineup with Eric Sowers Band taking the stage at 9 p.m. Friday. This concert is in conjunction with the annual Corn Hole Tournament which will begin at 8 p.m. in the adult zone. Saturday evening is highlighted by concerts from the up-and-coming group Kaitlyn Schmit & The Move at 7 p.m., followed by Joshua Melton at 10.
Another addition to this year’s festival is an area for teens ages 13-19. A glow party will begin Friday after the parade, and a free flag football competition starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. This will be followed by a teen corn hole tournament, trash pong, beach volleyball, Twister and more.
The kiddie parade returns at 6 p.m. Saturday, with prizes available in various categories. Other kids’ games and inflatables will also be offered.
The festival also hosts a “Blast of Color 5K,” welcoming families to walk or run from the park around town for a little colorful fun. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the shelter house, with the race beginning at 9.
Proceeds from festival and previous grant monies from Hancock County Community Foundation will help develop, sustain and maintain a walking path around the park.
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