Old Fashioned Day is back in 2022 for its 46th annual festival in Downtown Benton. Organizers didn’t have it for a couple of years due to the pandemic, but they are ready to put on a brand new old experience. Benton’s oldest festival will be on Saturday, October 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Saline County Courthouse lawn. Main and Sevier Streets outside the courthouse will be closed to traffic as well.
Expect fun contests, games, rides like the Amish buggy, food trucks, car clubs and more. See below for vendor and contest info.
There will be live music. There will be superheroes. We’ll ask political candidates to talk about their campaign – but only for as long as they can keep their hands in the bucket of ice! The Saline County Library will host an activity zone for kids. We’ll have a skillet throwing contest, best beard, mullet, mustache, bonnet & bun. There will also be a quilt raffle. This is going to be so much fun!
Sign up 👇 as a vendor 👇 or contestant! 👇
This is the first year that online vendor applications are available. The whole theme is “old fashioned,” but that doesn’t have to apply to everything. OFD is now accepting applications for booth vendors ($50), food concessions ($100), and rides/inflatables/other (varies). Register online at…
NOTE: When you get to the end of the form, click the link to pay online – but make sure you click submit on the form.
There are SIX contests this year! Some are new and some have been around for decades. You can enter yourself or your child in any or all of the following 6 categories:
- Mullet contest – $10 – any length
- Beard contest – $10 – short or long any style
- Mustache contest – $10 – any style or length
- Bonnet contest – $10 – sew one yourself and model it or get a model
- Bun contest – $10 – get creative with your hair in a bun any style
- Skillet throwing contest – $10 – throw it the farthest
Click to register for any contest or all 6. The entry fee is $10 each. All ages are invited to enter! Sign up at…
NOTE: Use one form per person, but each person can enter multiple contests on a single form. Ex: Joe uses 1 form to enter 2 different contests. His kids, Jack & Jill, each need separate forms for entering their contest(s). When you get to the end of the form, click the link to pay online – but make sure you click submit on the form.
We’re all here to have fun but also, Old Fashioned Day is a fundraiser for the Benton Senior Activity Center. This money helps the center provide important services to our senior community.
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