Warrick County Labor Day weekend bash to include antique appraisals | Events
Warrick County’s Labor Day celebration is one of the oldest of its kind in America and the tradition continues in 2013. The fairgrounds in Boonville will be host to the county’s 127th edition from August 30 to September 2.
Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, but Warrick County began holding a party eight years earlier. This year’s theme is “American by birth; Union by choice”.
Amusement rides will be available with unlimited ride passes available at $18 each day. Food booths will be set up on the grounds.
Other events will include mud volleyball Friday night, August 30 and ‘What’s it Worth?’ antique appraisals by Cecil Roeder. Bring your antiques, glass, silverware, furniture and collectibles.
Free appraisals are available on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. only.
There is no charge for parking or admission to the fairgrounds.
Other attractions at this year’s celebration include a demolition derby, farmers and antique tractor pull, the Official Indiana State Picking and Fiddling Championships, a car show, talent show, queen contest as well as one of the area’s largest Labor Day parades.
Sponsors of the Official Indiana State Picking and Fiddling Championships include Southwest Indiana Building and Trades Council, Alcoa, Heritage Federal Credit Union, Indianapolis Power and Light and United Mine Workers Local 1907.
The four-day event is like a county fair, but most events are subsidized by a combination of labor unions, business and civic organizations and is a call for solidarity to all local unions to gather on Labor Day to honor all working men and women of the tri-state area.
A complete list of events can be found at www.labordayassoc. com.