The 24th annual St. Mary's Old-Fashioned Festival will be held Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 in Pierce City on the church grounds. On Saturday, festival activities will begin at 5 p.m., and on Sunday, the fest starts at 11 a.m.
There will be inflatables for children to enjoy and a beer garden for adults on both days along with trash and treasure booths, a purse auction and several food stands offering funnel cakes, hamburgers, sausage and fried potatoes.
On Saturday night, festival goers can dance to the music of Pierce City native Mark Chapman who will perform from 7 to 10 p.m.
Beef and chicken dinners will be served on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult dinners are $7 and children's dinners are $3. Children under 6 eat for free.
Duck races will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, and there will be karaoke from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Other activities on Sunday include: a Boot Kickers demonstration from 5 to 6 p.m.; children's games; a cake walk; homemade ice cream; a country store; cow train rides; and Bingo starting at 12:30 p.m.
A drawing for a $1,000 cash prize will be held throughout the festival. The winner will be announced at 8 p.m. on Sunday.
In conjunction with the event, mass will be offered at 4 p.m. on Saturday and at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.
For more information about the Old-Fashioned Festival, call the St. Mary's Church office at 417-476-2827.