Celebration of this fascinating heritage begins on Historic Main Street. It is a mix and mingle of Civil War to 20’s and 30’s eras in fashion, buggies and vintage vehicles, live music – fiddle -- ragtime piano -Irish folk songs, plus foods from the days of biscuits always on the table, sarsaparilla a favorite drink, and catfish fried up in a pan.
Come in historic full attire...enter the 10:00 am costume contest. and a free biscuits and gravy breakfast is yours. No costume? Get in the spirit of the day with a flapper headband or gangster hat from the Headband and Hat shop. Don’t forget your camera to get a photo of your new look with flapper, Sara Vega, professional model.
Listen to the story telling, watch the re-enactments, play the fun games, see artisans demonstrate their skills, make and take a painted gourd, make a planter from Ash Grove cement and paper, and keep an eye out for Ma Barker’s boys – they’re usually up to no good.
Take a guided tour on Percheron drawn wagon through area of lovely Victorian homes. Don’t forget the home that is open for tours. It is a short walk from the event area.
Catch the shuttle to historic sites and other areas of historic interest. Ky3’s Mike Landis, Ash Grove native and historian, is tour guide. The shuttle will drive through Phenix Marble Quarry to view the remnants of the 1888 to 1930’s quarry.