Our Towne Mechanicsburg is excited to announce the return of tractor pulls to Summer Celebration for the second year in a row! This year’s festival is scheduled for July 8th (always the second Saturday of July), and all of the details you need to plan for this year’s festival are below.
10am: Annual parade through town from Heritage Cooperative to Goshen Park. This year's Grand Marshall will be Columbus' own Fritz the Night Owl!. OTM is still actively looking for parade participants. If you or your organization would like to participate in this year’s parade, please e-mail, text or call 614-579-2120 or [email protected].
11am: Back by popular demand for its fourth year, a team of local Indian all-stars will take on the 1860’s-era Ohio Village Muffins vintage baseball team at the Mechanicsburg High School baseball field. If you would like to play in the game this year, please email [email protected].
Noon – 6pm: The highlight of this year’s celebration is the return of professional tractor pulls again to Goshen Park in Mechanicsburg as part of Summer Celebration! The tractor pulls are again sponsored by McGuire Trucking & Agricultural Services and The Dairy Parlor. Viewing and seating is on the hill and vendors will be available at the top of Goshen Park. For questions about the tractor pulls, please call 614-348-2729, or email [email protected]
Parking: Primary parking for all of the events July 8 will be in the Mechanicsburg Schools parking lots.
Admission: Gates to Goshen Park will open at 10am on July 8th, with a $5 per person admission fee charged from 10am through 4pm, but kids 10 and under are free all day. Entrance to Goshen Park will be free beginning at 4pm.
Farmers Market: Will be set up during the day at Unity Park downtown.
Evening: Summer Celebration returns many of the favorite activities from prior years, including Children’s Sand Digs at 5pm and 7pm. We’ll keep the music and fun going into the evening, leading up to the traditional Fireworks display at approximately 10pm. Our Towne would like to thank Tim’s Towing and the Cassady Family for sponsoring the Fireworks Display for the second year in a row. The Cassady family members are proud graduates of Mechanicsburg Schools and are making this donation to honor our local school system. From the Cassady family, “Mechanicsburg Schools are a staple of our community, and has educated doctors, lawyers, politicians, artists, teachers and countless other successes in life. We would like to honor every teacher, coach, administrator, bus driver, janitor, school board member and all those with a hand in educating our children, past and present.”
An important part of the annual funding for this event comes from local donations, including in the buckets around town, so please consider donating.