Friday, May 31st, is Family Day at Good Neighbor Days! Heartland Bank and Trust Company is once again sponsoring Family Night, bringing Knockerball to the festival for some knock ‘em, sock ‘em fun. Come out to the grounds (located at 1800 Washington Road in Washington) at 6:30pm and try it out.
Senior Bingo is from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Community Tent. Gwen Tipton, Senior Bingo chairperson, is looking forward to hanging out and having some easy going fun with the 50+ group. There will be plenty of game time, plenty of prizes, and treats available for all.
On the grounds from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Stop by for a climate controlled gaming experience at no charge. Game On is fun for everyone. Sporting 3 Xbox One consoles, 3 Playstation 4 consoles and a gaming expert. Thanks to our Good Neighbor Days Sponsors this event is free and open to the public.
Toddler Town starts at 5:00 p.m. Children, up to 5 years old, can enter Toddler Town for $5.00 per child, accompanied by an adult (who can enter for free). Enjoy up to 3 hours of unlimited jumping and bouncing. Julie K will be back this year, performing on the main stage, from 5:15-6:00 p.m. Julie K always brings with her an exuberant energy that gets children jumpin’ like jumping beans, dancing and freezing with “Freeze Fun,” and catching and popping bubbles with “Bubble Pop!” Julie K’s delightful mix of melodies is refreshing and enjoyable for young and old alike!
Washington State Bank is thrilled to be sponsoring the Merchants Tents for Good Neighbor Days again this year. The Merchants Tents have been a staple of the festival for many years. It’s an excellent opportunity for businesses, whether local, regional, or national, to display their products and services to the public. It gives consumers the chance to meet these businesses in person and ask questions to find out more about them. “The goal of having a Merchants Tent at Good Neighbor Days has always been to provide a venue for our local businesses to display their goods and services for all the visitors at the festival,” said Melissa Wireman, 2019 GND festival chairperson and Merchants Tent organizer. “We work hard every year to gather businesses from around our area, and even outside the area, to our festival. It gives people a chance to see what these businesses have to offer.”
Family Night will wrap up with a bang with the Fireworks show, sponsored by Uftring Chevy of Washington, around 9:30pm. Weather permitting.
For the 21 and over crowd the Festival Garden will open at 5:00 p.m. Join us for a live band, to be announced. Also on Friday make sure to stop by for the Beard Competition! A hit last year, this competition calls on those with the best beard in the area to stop in and see how they measure up. Contestants must be 21 or over to enter. Stop into Stay Sharp Barber Shop and see Larry, to sign-up to participate. Last call will be at 11:30 p.m.
Wilson Family Shows will be operating the carnival from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.
In between rides, be sure to visit our various food vendors set up on the grounds, grab some friends and sit down in the food tent to have a bite. Food concessions are open from 5:00-10:00 p.m.