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Event Schedule

Pre-Festival Kick-Off Events

Friday, August 1-Sunday, August 17

Display Contest, Various Locations, Business Hours

Online voting ends August 13 and awards will be announced August 14.

Saturday, August 2
Carnation 5K Run, Alliance High School
Admission Fee Required

Sunday, August 3
Princess Tea Party, Alliance Country Club, 3 – 5 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Tuesday, August 5
Movie on the Silver Screen (rain location: Alliance High School - decision will be made by noon), 7 p.m.
The movie E.T. will begin shortly after dusk
Free Admission

Greater Alliance Carnation Festival
August 7 – 17, 2014

Carnation City Historical Tours
Haines House Tours
186 W. Market
Saturday, August 9, 9 a.m. - noon
Sunday, August 10 – Friday, August 15, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 17, 1-4 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Mabel Hartzell Home Tours
840 N. Park Ave.
Sunday, August 10 – Friday, August 15, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 17, 1-4 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Conrad Lodge #271 F&A Masonic Tours
144 S. Linden Ave.
Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 10, noon-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Castle Tours
Glamorgan Castle
Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 10, noon-3 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Alliance Historical Black History Museum
222 S. Arch St.
Tuesday, August 12 – Friday, August 15, 1-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Alliance Cemetery Tours (Meet at the Chapel)

541 W. Vine St.
Sunday, August 10, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday, August 17, 1-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Thursday, August 7 – Sunday, August 17
Carnation Babies, Alliance Community Hospital

Friday, August 8 – Sunday, August 17
Photo Contest Winners, On Display at the Carnation Mall

Thursday, August 7
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, 4 – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, 4 – 11 p.m.
Jimmy & The Soulblazers, Carnation Mall, 7:30 – 11 p.m.

Friday, August 8
Carnation Golf Scramble, Tannenhauf Golf Club, 9 a.m., Admission Fee Required
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, Noon – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, Noon – 11 p.m.
Chalking, Carnation Mall, 5 p.m.
Flower Show (Registration and Specimen Drop Off), Carnation Mall, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Conestoga, Carnation Mall, 7:30 – 11 p.m.

Saturday, August 9
Community Breakfast, Hoover-Price Campus Center at University of Mount Union, 7:30 a.m., Admission Fee Required
Flower Show, Carnation Mall, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Quilt Demo and Display, Inside Carnation Mall, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Auto Show, Glamorgan Castle, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Chalking, Carnation Mall, Noon
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, Noon – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, 4 p.m.

Book Chat and Hike, Beech Creek Visitor Center, 2-4 p.m. Attendees will read "Grandma Gatewood's Walk."
Uptown Saturday Night, Carnation Mall, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Phil-n-the-Blanks, Carnation Mall, 8 – 11 p.m.

Sunday, August 10
Fishing Derby, Kidwell Lake at Silver Park, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Fire Truck Pump-In and Muster, Glamorgan Castle, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kick-Off Parade, Union to Glamorgan, 1 p.m.
Vintage Baseball Carnation Cup, Glamorgan Castle, 1:30 – 6 p.m.
Used Book Sale (members only), Rodman Public Library, 2 – 5 p.m.
Queen Pageant, Alliance High School, 7 p.m., Admission Fee Required

Monday, August 11
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, Community Care Center, 1 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, Bel-Air Senior Living Center, 6:30 p.m.
Junior Sports Events, Len Dawson Field, Alliance High School, 6:30 p.m. (Rain Date: Tuesday, August 12)

Tuesday, August 12
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, Roselawn Gardens, 2 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, McCrea Manor, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 13
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Buck-A-Bag will be held for members only from 5 – 8 p.m.)
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.
Kiddie Tractor Pull, Silver Park across from the ball fields, 6 – 8:30 p.m. (registration begins at 5:30 p.m.)
Alliance Symphony Orchestra, Silver Park, 7 – 9 p.m.

Thursday, August 14
Used Book Sale (Buck-a-Bag), Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, Canterbury Villa, 2 p.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, Altercare of Alliance, 6 p.m.
Flite Test, Silver Park, 4-6 p.m. (Rain Date: Friday, August 15)
Hot Air Balloons Lift-Off, Silver Park, 6 p.m. (Rain date: Friday, August 15)
Alliance Symphony Orchestra: Big Band, Silver Park, 7 – 9 p.m.

Friday, August 15
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, Sterling House, 2 p.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.
Pet Show, Jaycees Shelter, Silver Park, 6 p.m. (rain date: Saturday, August 16)
Ryan Humbert, Silver Park, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 16
Visiting Queens’ Breakfast, Alliance Country Club, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Admission Fee Required
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grand Parade, State Street to Union to Broadway, 11 a.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 1 – 10 p.m.
Community Gospel Songfest, Silver Park, 3 – 5 p.m.

Mount Union Marching Band, 5:15p.m.
John Hampu Band, Silver Park, 6 – 9 p.m.
Fireworks, Silver Park, 9:30 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, August 17)

Sunday, August 17
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, Noon – 5 p.m.
Style Show Luncheon, University of Mount Union, 1 p.m.
Old Woods History Hike, Nature Center, 2 and 4 p.m.
Family/Child Friendly Hikes, Nature Center, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

US Coach Bus Schedule
Rib Fest (August 7 – 9), 5 – 11 p.m.
Days in the Park (August 13– 16, 5 – 10 p.m. (August 16: Fireworks, 11 p.m.)

The bus route begins at the parking lot on East Main Street (with the red caboose located directly across from the Alliance Chamber of Commerce). The second stop is at the Alliance High School front parking lot, ending at the final destination (Rib Fest or Days in the Park). The bus route will be completed every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour).

Transportation Loop Bus
There will be loop bus available in and out of the park for senior citizens and anyone needing assistance (handicapped, disabled, etc.), with drop off and pick up at Alliance Middle School and the main Silver Park entrance.

UPDATED: 7/29/2014