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Newark Days 2012: Festival Schedule for Newark's 57th Birthday Celebration

The full schedule for Newark's 57th birthday celebration and country jamboree planned for Sept. 20-23.

Get ready for big birthday bash.

Newark will be celebrating its birthday for the 57th consecutive year in late September.

Newark Days, a four-day festival, will be in full swing from Sept. 20 to Sept. 23. This year’s theme will be “Country Jamboree” so get ready to yell out “Yee-Haw!”

Here’s the schedule of events, as provided by the League of Volunteers.

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 20

  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carnival Preview, MacGregor Playfield (special prices - $1.00 a ride)                     

FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 21

  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Carnival, MacGregor Playfield (Ask for $25 pay 1 price ticket)
  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Community Food & Game Booths, Carnival Grounds
  • 6 p.m. to 6:45 pm - K&K Twirlers, Jamboree Music Stage/Area 10   
  • 6 p.m. - FRIDAY NIGHT HAYSTACK, Area #8 ($600 Haystack, sponsored by Newark Rotary Foundation)
  • 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Carl Tilchen, guitar/vocal, Jamboree Music Stage/Area # 10 (Sponsored by Newark Square Shopping Center)

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 22

  • 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - 28th Annual "The Newark Mile" Registration, Community Center Front Lawn ($15 pre-registration, $20 Race Day; sponsored by Don Looby)
  • 9 a.m. - 28th Annual Newark Mile, Parade Route
  • 10 a.m. - COUNTRY JAMBOREE PARADE/57th BIRTHDAY PARADE, along Newark and Cedar boulevards 
    • Sponsored by: Washington Hospital Healthcare Systems, Newark Health and Wellness Center, Newark Betterment Corporation, Fremont Chapel of the Roses
      • Grand Marshalls: Julie Stevens & Gary Scott Thomas KRTY 95.3
      • Honorary Grand Marshall: Former Mayor David Smith, retired
      • Children’s Grand Marshalls: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy & Sally from California’s Great America
      • MC’s : Bill Fitts, Jim Reese, Don & Janette DeBolt, Pastor Ed Moore
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Arts, Crafts & Trade Faire
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Friendly Poly Parties & Barnyard Pals Petting Zoo      
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Pony Party -  Pony Rides                            
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - CAR & TRUCK SHOW, Moonshine Alley
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Community Food & Game Booths, Carnival Grounds
  • Noon to 10:30 p.m. - CARNIVAL, MacGregor Playfield (ask for $25 pay 1 price ticket)
  • Noon to 7 p.m. - ENJOY “COUNTRY JAMBOREE" THEME AREA ACTIVITIES
    • COUNTRY CRITTER JAMBOREE STAGE and Area #4
      • Coloring Contest Awards, 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Kid's Crafts, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Three Stage Shows a Day -  Featuring: Intermission Productions, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • JAMBOREE MUSIC STAGE and Area #10
    • Stage Shows (sponsored by Cargill) Featuring:
      • Wa-Daiko Newark  - Taiko Drums, 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
      • The FOG (Five Old Guys) Band, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Parade Awards, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
      • Rock’n Roll Time Machine, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Newark Symphonic Winds, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • ToadMortons Band, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      • DUB:RAE – vocal, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 23     

  • Noon to 4 p.m. - 31ST ANNUAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION FAIRE 
  • Noon to 4 p.m. - Military and local law enforcement units and vehicles on display – featuring the Patriot Guard Riders, Area #11
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Arts, Crafts & Trade Faire
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Friendly Poly Parties & Barnyard Pals Petting Zoo      
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Pony Party -  Pony Rides                            
  • Noon to 8 p.m. - Community Food & Game Booths, Carnival Grounds
  • Noon to 9 p.m. - CARNIVAL, MacGregor Playfield (ask for $25 pay 1 price ticket)
  • 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Frisbee Dogs Show, Area #11
  • Noon to 5 p.m. -  ENJOY “COUNTRY JAMBOREE" THEME AREA ACTIVITIES
    • COUNTRY CRITTER JAMBOREE STAGE and Area #4
      • Three Stage Shows a Day -  Featuring: Intermission Productions, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • JAMBOREE MUSIC STAGE and Area #10
      • Rita’s Rock and Rodeo, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
      • JONI MORRIS and THE AFTER MIDNIGHT BAND, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • 57TH BIRTHDAY CAKE CELEBRATION, 4 p.m.

For more information about Newark Days, visit www.newarkdays.org

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James Nelson September 20, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Let the Heckling of Dave Smith Commence, Yeah baby! Just kidding, kind of... Well Partially anyway... Moving on. I haven't quite Solidified my game plan yet for Newark Days, I've got the Parade covered from numerous Angles and will be using a Tripod for some of it. I couldn't help but notice how Newark Days has so many Vacant Spots this year. The point of the Celebration is to get bigger, and bigger with each new year as a Testament of Growth to our Existence. Perhaps I'm Nitpicking here, just bothers me. Trying to Decide which one of my Offensive T-Shirts to wear for Newark Days... "Newark Days: Celebrating 57 years of Corruption", "Newark - The Little Town that couldn't", "94560 - Every Addicts Hometown". There's always Graphic Shirts, or even Plain Joe Solid Colors. Decisions, decisions. As usual, anyone whom finds that I may have included their Photo on my Website may use my Contact Form and choose "Remove Photo Request" but do realize this is a Personal Request and that being in Public means that I don't have to Comply. P.S As Public Servants all Officers at the Parade After, Before, and During are fair game to be Photographed. Although if a Department Rep wants to play the "Undercover Card" I'll need an Official Notice. Happy Birthday Newark and let the Games Commence! Rar

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