PHILLIPS — This year’s Old Home Days begins Friday, Aug. 8, and packs each one of the 10 days of celebration with great food, art, contests, train rides, parades and crafts.

This is the 57th annual August extravaganza, with volunteers from the Phillips Chamber of Commerce and several area organizations and businesses hosting dozens of activities for kids and adults.

On Friday, Aug. 8, the art show at the Phillips Public Library will open with a special children’s exhibit and a Sunday reception for the artists from 3 to 5 p.m. The artwork will be on display though the week during regular library hours.

Starting on Saturday, Aug. 9, amateur photographers’ entries will be on display at the Phillips Hardware Store on Main Street.

The annual volleyball tournament begins at noon at the North Franklin Park.

On Sunday, Aug. 10, High Peaks Alliance volunteers will lead Fly Rod Crosby Trail tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, the Country Delite restaurant in Avon will host a cruise-in show of antique and restored vehicles.

The American Legion Post will hold a double cribbage tournament on Wednesday evening, Aug. 13.

Old Home Days volunteer and golf instructor Winona Davenport will host the 14th annual Golf Ball Drop at dusk on Thursday, Aug. 14, if weather permits. The Phillips Historical Society will host a flower show, open house and arts and crafts fair, and the Congregational Church will open their doors for a quilt show.

The Narrow Gauge Railroad volunteers will offer train rides at Dill Woods throughout the week.

From 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, children are invited to Wonderland on Main Street for creative adventure activities. All are invited to the chicken barbecue and bean-hole bean supper next door at the Community House, with a front-row seat for the 5 p.m. parade.

This year’s grand parade theme is “Phillips Goes Hollywood.” Usually the highlight of the week, the creative, humorous and imaginative floats bring the crowds to town. At 7:30 p.m., Dreamin’ Big will provide the music for a street dance.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, a three-mile walk to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the library and walkers begin at 8 a.m. The annual road race starts at 9 a.m. on Main Street, with registration at the hardware store. On Sunday, Aug. 17, events include the Sandy River Flying Club breakfast, a loggers’ competition and a children’s parade.

Other events are scheduled during the 10 days, and fliers are available at area locations. For additional information, visit the Phillips Old Home Days Facebook page or contact Chamber President Janet White at 639-4130.


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