August Brings Nostalgic Fun to Marion County

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Live local tunes

Get ready for more free concerts at historic Pricketts Fort. This month, catch up with harmonious bluegrass group Border Ride and fun-loving Bear Hill Bluegrass. And toward the end of August, The Allies Band hits the stage with classic rock.

bluegrass band

Bear Hill is a bluegrass band performing at Pricketts Fort

Palatine Park’s outdoor shows also shake things up with a Southern Rock Concert and Parrot Head Party, complete with island tunes and tangy Polynesian music!

Parrot Head Party at Palatine Park

Parrot Head Party at Palatine Park

Dinner and a show

Fill up on nostalgia and old-time sundaes at DJ’s 50s and 60s Diner, then browse a lineup of classic cars out front on Thursday evenings!

classic car

Sagebrush Round-Up’s beloved country shows are every Saturday. Share a home-cooked meal and listen to world-class tunes. Or, get your bluegrass fix at Hamilton Round Barn’s Back Roads & BBQ!

Back Roads & BBQ

Listen to Back Roads renowned fiddle player.

Fairs and offbeat fun

Tomato Festival at Highgate Carriage HouseTreat your tastebuds to that unmistakable taste of summer— vine-ripe tomatoes— at the 8th Annual Tomato Festival on Aug. 21. Drive over to the 84th Mannington District Fair for Sue Wee’s Flying Pigs, a demolition derby, circus, rides and lots more.


Blacksmithing at Pricketts Fort

Looking for unusual activities to fill your calendar? Pricketts Fort’s Tatting Workshop lets you try your hand at lace making. At the 5k Splash of Color, get painted blue, green, yellow orange and pink for every kilometer you complete! And at Palatine Park, Civil War reenactors Averell’s Raiders gallop onto the scene.

What are your plans for August?

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