The 36th Grand Meadow Heritage Center will present its annual festival this Saturday and Sunday.
One special event at this year's festival will the dedication of Ray's Blacksmith Shop, named in honor of Ray Todd, who donated many of the tools and equipment used in the shop. This is an open dedication, and it is the organizers' wishes that everyone stop by the Blacksmith Shop during their visit to Grand Meadow this year.
Saturday will start with a breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. the McNeil Family Music will be performing. Grand Meadow School Alumni Recognition will be at 10:30 a.m. and the tractor parade will begin at 11 a.m.
JK Country will perform at 11:30 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. the antique tractor pull featuring tractors that are from the 1950's and older will start, and the Western Iowa Border Agents will be at 1:30 p.m. Be sure not to miss the barbecue meal from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday will kick-off with a Sunday non-denominational Church Service at 10:30 a.m. and followed by a Sunday Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. with Riata Country Music and Kelsey Doll at 12:30 p.m.
Also at 12:30 the Dale Nafe Memorial Car Show sponsored by Vintage Wheels will begin.
For more information call 229-0500 or 447-6201. Grand Meadow Heritage Center is located at 6306 D Ave, near Washta, the Center is 15 miles south of Marcus on L-36 or nine miles west of Quimby on C-60 then two miles south on L-36.