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The 17th Annual Eudorafest gets underway this Saturday (October 5) with a multitude of events.
The opening ceremonies for Eudorafest will commence at 9:00am at the intersection of 8th and Main Streets. The National Anthem will be sung and the Eudora Boy Scouts will present the flags. Other events that start at 9:00am include: the opening of the vendor area, a car, truck and motorcycle show, Operation Life Saver, Operation Wild Life, kid games in the CPA Park and Kids Path to Pizza sponsored by Gambino’s (starts at the Eudora Public Safety Building).
The fun events continue throughout the day. The Moonshine Run and the Cake Walk will both commence at 10:00am at the intersection of 8th and Main Streets.
Noon events at the intersection of 8th and Main Streets include: the Moonshine Run Awards, Talent Show registration, and music from the Zydeco Tougeau band. A garden and tractor pull show will also be at noon at the intersection of 10th and Fir Streets.
A Civil War Reenactment will occur at Noon, 2:00pm and 3:00pm in CPA Park.
Eudora entertainers will have the opportunity to strut their stuff in the Talent Show which will start at 1:00pm. The Moonshine relay will also start at 1:00pm; both will be held at the intersection of 8th and Main Streets.
The 3:00pm events include: Citizenship Award and Presentation, the Awards from the car, truck and motorcycle show, the Moonshine Relay awards and music by the “Hit or Miss” band. All of these events will occur at the intersection of 8th and Main Streets.
All day long from 9:00am until Eudorafest closes at 5:00pm, you will have the chance to stroll up and down Main Street listening to musicians and wondering through the various vendor tents finding many locally made products and many of the Downtown businesses will also have their doors open to welcome visitors.
The Eudora Area Historical Society will host a Silent Auction and general sale for the duration of the event. The EAHS will sell books on the History of the Eudora Area, CDs of original music by Jim Lyall, John Wayne collector’s plates and John Wayne sketches. In addition, Sheri Flory has generously donated three, very creative, Birdhouses, as well as signs and other crafts that she has made to be auctioned off. All funds generated will be used to help the EAHS restore the historic Trefz buildings at 720 Main Street for use of their future museum home.
For more information about this weekend’s festivities, you can visit their website at: http://www.cityofeudoraks.gov/index.aspx?NID=84
Or their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EudoraFest/108894429162885