FALLS CITY – This weekend is no ordinary weekend in Falls City.
Cobblestone starts on Thursday and runs all the way until Sunday August 28th and there are events running almost the entire time.
Everything gets rolling Thursday evening with a Free Firemen’s Fishing Contest at Stanton Lake, starting at 5 p.m.
Friday includes a prize giveaway, a carnival from 6-10 p.m. and a showing of the Oscar-winning film, ‘The Martian,’ on the court house lawn at 9 p.m. Weather for the weekend could push the Friday night and the Saturday night show, which features Kung Fu Panda 3, indoors to Prichard Auditorium.
Executive Director of the Falls City Chamber David Branch, hopes the bad weather skips town for the weekend.
“I’m not appreciating what the weather is telling me right now. I hope it isn’t because it’s a lot more fun when we can do it outside,” says Branch.
Regardless of weather, Saturday is a going to a gigantic day in town, with over a dozen Cobblestone events happening throughout the day.
The day starts early for active crowd with a fun run hosted by the Falls City Community Medical Center slated for 7 a.m. out at Stanton Lake. Late registration has begins at 6:30 and all the money raised in that run will be given to the Kids Summer Lunch Program by the Falls City Ministerial Association.
Following that is a car show, a frog jumping contest, the parade and a dodge ball tournament from 1:30-4 at Prichard Auditorium, among other things.
Branch says the thing he’s most looking forward to will be at 5:30 in the auditorium.
“I’d say this year it’d be the comedian-magician, from what I understand he does some really neat magic and he was actually a professional magician before he did any comedy. You can see the demo derby so many times, but you may be able to see DeWayne Hill one time,” says Branch.
That DeWayne Hill show will cost a $5 admission fee. A demolition will be put on by the Jaycees starting at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
Sunday closes things out with a tractor pull, family feud and performer Charlotte Endorf will perform “The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley” at Prichard at 2:30 p.m.