Antique Days is this Saturday

Robert Blackford/Editor
Rope making will be one of the pioneer demonstrations at Antique Days Saturday in Aledo.

Antique Days is taking a jump toward being an even bigger Mercer County event than it has been in the past according to Pam Myers, program director for the Aledo Main Street Program.

The event continues to grow each year. “We moved it up to August because it was conflicting with a couple of other events, “ said Myers. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 27.

The courthouse lawn will be filled once again with antique vendors. Between 40 and 50 vendor spaces have been sold.

There are several new activities scheduled this year. The Walldogs will return to Aledo to paint another mural in the downtown area. This mural is being painted in conjunction without he new Veterans Memorial Park at SW 2nd Ave.

Attic Antique Appraisals is back this year with Dr. George Morris appraising items from 9-11 a.m. for a nominal fee. Interested persons can reserve a time for an appraisal by calling the Aledo Main Street office at 582-2751.

If you hear any cannons going off during Antique Days don’t be too alarmed. There is a Civil War reenactment scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at t he Essley Noble Museum. Scott’s Battery will be representing both confederate and Union troops. There will be displays, reenactments and cannons.

Moola Cow Plop

Leann Thomas is donating the use of her cow for the Main Street Moola Cow Plop to be held between 4 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. If the cow doesn’t perform her duties properly during the 45 minute time period a winner will be drawn from those who have purchased tickets. Tickets can be purchased from Aledo Main Street volunteers. The lucky winner will win $,1000 or 20 percent of the proceeds.


The music during the day will be diversified. Most of the music will be at the Aledo Band Shell.

The day’s entertainment starts out with music from a hammered dulcimer by Jan Sams from 9-11 a.m. .

From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vintage Reissue, a country rock band will play.

The 1-3 p.m. the Sin City Orchestra will take the stage. “They play a little bit of everything,” said Myers.

There will be a fireman’s street dance in front of Legend’s from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. featuring the Pour Boyz.


The day will start off at 6 a.m. with the members of the Aledo Fire Department holding a pancake breakfast until 10 a.m.

The Aledo Kiwanis Club will hold a pork chop lunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

There will also be several outside food vendors on site and many local restaurants will be open that day as well. There will be bake sales and a farmer’s market as well that day.

Children’s activities

there will be several children’s activities in the street east of Central Park including pumpkin bowling, a jumping balloon, face painting, pumpkin painting, pony rides and the Aledo Exchange Club’s tractor pull. 

Tractor and engine show

Ronn Dillavou is organizing a tractor and engine show that will be held on the south side of the former Henderson Auto Sales lot east of Central Park.

There will be a tractor ride to the Mercer County Nursing Home.

Car show

Knucklebusters Car Club will hold a car show from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on College Avenue and Main Street.

Other activities include:

* The Friends of the Library will have a book sale from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Mercer Carnegie Library at 200 South College Avenue.

• There will be pioneer demonstrations by the Mercer County Historical Society throughout the downtown area.