SIDNEY — The Whistling Goat Music and Art Festival will launch its inaugural edition Sept. 12 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.
Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and feature continuous music and art activities until 10 p.m.
Patti Fogt, of Sidney, and her brother, David Laughlin, of Savannah, Georgia, have organized the event.
There will be an admission charge of $5 per person. Monies raised will be used to provide college and trade school scholarships for Shelby County students.
The festival will feature two stages, with area bands and performance troupes.
Also at the fairgrounds that day will be the Ohio Quarter Pony Futurity Show. Whistling Goat Festival-goers also will be able to watch that competition.
The following organizations will sell food and drinks: Boy Scouts, water, pop and ice; Port Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, beer; Lockington Volunteer Fire Department, hot dogs and brats; Maplewood Volunteer Fire Department, hamburgers and cheeseburgers; and Russell Road Church Youth Group, bake sale. Commercial food trucks will sell pulled pork sandwiches, Cajun food and more.
Applications for booth space and for the scholarships are available at www.whistlinggoatfestival.com.
The festival schedule at press time, not complete, is as follows:
All day: Lowe’s interactive art projects; art pages for Dayton Children’s Hospital and the Dayton Veterans Hospital; balloon paint splash toss; papier mache sculptures; Sinners & Saints custom bike show; Sherwin Williams White Board; spray paint/decorate your bike; woven sculpture; quilt show; corn hole (bring your own boards and bags); goat petting zoo; crazy maze; flying goat races; dunk tank; 50/50 and gift basket raffle ticket sales; food vendors; art vendors.
10 a.m.: Kate Pressel bagpipes, front of grandstand.
10:15 a.m.: Opening ceremonies, west stage. Prayer by Pastor Kris Archer Geise, of Houston Methodist Church. National anthem by Fairlawn High School Marching Band and Travis Reeves. Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church gospel singers. Welcome by festival organizers David Laughlin and Patti Laughlin Fogt.
10:45 a.m.: Open mic registration opens, east stage.
10:55 a.m.: Throne of Grace, east stage.
11:30 a.m.: Inside Out, west stage.
Noon: Disc jockey Gary Jones
12:30 p.m.: Time Bandits, west stage. Asphalt Matriarchs’ Poker Run departs from racetrack area. Sinners & Saints Custom Bike Show, infield.
12:50 p.m.: Goatee contest, east stage.
1 p.m.: Called, east stage.
1:30 p.m. Dick Pretzel and David Laughlin, west stage.
1:50 p.m.: Whitlock, west stage.
2 p.m.: Versailles Winery “Fine Wine & Fine Art” area opens.
2:15 p.m.: Whistling contest, east stage.
2:30 p.m.: Whitlock, west stage. Fashion show, east stage.
3:10 p.m.: Local entertainers, west stage.
3:30 p.m.: Fairlawn Local Schools choir, east stage.
4 p.m.: Amanda Livingston & City of Glass, west stage. Sidney First Methodist Church, east stage.
4:30 p.m.: Dayton Dulcimer Society, east stage.
4:45 p.m.: Buckeye Drive, west stage.
5 p.m.: Versailles Winery area closes. Poker run returns. Motorcylce cruise-in opens.
5:15 p.m.: Rebel City Wreckers, west stage.
5:45 p.m.: Sock & Buskin Players, east stage.
6:30 p.m.: Steve Henderson & Todd Sharpe, west stage. Open mic, east stage.
7:30 p.m.: InsideOut, east stage.
7:45 p.m. Strategy, west stage.
8:30 p.m.: Open mic, east stage.
9 p.m.: Funk in the Trunk, west stage.
10 p.m.: Finale.
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