CAMDEN — This weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20 — marks the 32nd anniversary of Camden’s Black Walnut Festival.
The festival, which began as the “Home Town Holiday,” became the the Black Walnut Festival in 1987, and the rest is history. The festival is always well-attended with thousands of visitors coming from all around the state to enjoy homemade crafts, food, interesting exhibits, and a wide variety of entertainment.
This year’s festival again has lots to offer. In addition to a parade, crafts, food and live musical entertainment, and more.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, the festival opens at 9 a.m. The parade will start at 10 a.m.
There will be craft booths, bake sales, food vendors, and entertainment all day long. There will be an open car cruise-in, with registration from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with trophies awarded at 4 p.m.
The festival will close at 5 p.m.
On Sunday, Oct. 20, the festival opens at 9 a.m. There will be craft booths, bake sales, food vendors, and entertainment all day long. The baked goods contest and auction starts at 2 p.m. Entries are due from 1-2 p.m.at the firehouse. Any type of baked good is eligible, with or without black walnuts. Cash prizes will be awarded. For additional information, contact Amanda Groh at 937-533-7899.
The newly formed Camden Comeback group is planning a number of events for the coming months, including hosting its second annual Camden Haunted Tours during the Black Walnut Festival. For additional information about Camden Comeback or the tours, contact CamdenComebackTours@gmail.com.
For more about the Black Walnut Festival, find it on Facebook @Camden Black Walnut Festival.
Reach Eddie Mowen at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.