The Annual Labor Day Celebration is set to begin in Palestine with four days of events downtown, at Leaverton Park and in Pioneer City Arena where professional rodeo returns to Crawford County for three performances.
Here is the complete schedule for the weekend's events. Day-by-day lineups will also be available in our Upcoming Local Events calendar the rest of the week.
Thursday, Aug. 30
Carnival opens for four big nights at Leaverton Park.
Friday, Aug. 31
The first performance of the PRCA Rodeo will fly out of the chute at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer City Arena.
Friday night's performance will be Wrangler's Kids' Night, and the 200 kids receive Wrangler Hat Stickers.
The Show After the Show, following rodeo in the Coors Light Beer Tent will be The Experienced
Saturday, Sept. 1
The famous Chuckwagon Breakfast starts serving at 7 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, whole hog sausage, coffee or milk for a free will donation on Main Street.
Free entertain by The Valley Brothers begins at 7 a.m.
Main Street Market Madness starts at 7 a.m. There will be an Antique Gas Engine Exhibit & Swap Meet all day at 116 E. Grand Prairie. Model Raiload Exhibit & Swap Meet will be going on from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the PHS gym.
There will be a Cowboy Camp at for young cowboys from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pioneer City Arena.
The Collector's Belt Buckle Auction will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the new Main St. Pavilion.
Robinson Lions Club golf cart drawing will be held at 10 a.m. at the pavilion.
Jr. Pedal Tractor Pull, sponsored by the Palestine Eagles 3329, starts at 10 a.m. with registration from 9 to 10 a.m. on Grand Prairie St.
Main Street Entertainment at the pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Rylee Watson and Rodney Watts.
"Lunch with the Clowns" is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main St. community building.
Corn Hole Tournament begins at 1 p.m. on Main St., with registration at 11 a.m. A championship round will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. if needed.
Basket Binga at Village Hall starting at 2 p.m.
There will be free entertainment at Band Shell in Leaverton Park with Smoke Rings from 4 to 6 p.m.
The second performance of PRCA Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer City Arena.
The Show After the Show in the Coors Light Beer Tent features X-KRUSH.
Sunday, Sept. 2
Sunday starts with the annual church service in the Leaverton Park Band Shell at 10:15 a.m.
Main Street Market Madness continues downtown from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bean Dinner will be served on Main Street for a donation to Relay for Life from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Basket Binga at Village Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Model Raiload Exhibit & Swap Meet will again be open from 1 to 4 p.m. in the high school gym.
The Miss Labor Day Pageant begins at 2 p.m. at the Main Street community building an pavilion.
Free entertainment at the Leaverton Park Band Shell with Pump Tuckered Out from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
The Third performance of PRCA Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer City Arena. Sunday is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" night.
The Show After the Show, following rodeo in the Coors Light Beer Tent features Southern Indiana band, Tailgate Revival.
Monday, Sept. 3
The Gigantic Annual Labor Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Main Street to Leaverton Park.
The pre-parade entertainment on Main St. will feature the Crawford County Shrine Clowns, and music at the Leaverton Park Band Shell starting at 9 a.m.
This year's parade theme is "Family Game Night" and will feature the Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Marching Band.
Entertainment will continue at the band shell from 12 to 1 p.m. with the band Battle Creek Country.
The Lion's Club food booth and other food booths will be open in the park for lunch.