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Event’s Finishing Touches Round Out Park Fete Fun

The last few final events have been added to the Park Fete schedule, with horseshoes, breakfast and chalk art all now on the list.

The annual Escalon Park Fete Horseshoe Tournament will resume this year and will be held at the Main Street Park in Escalon on Saturday, Aug. 7.

Same day Registration/Check-in begins at 11 a.m.; Early Registration will be held at the police department-sponsored Cornhole Tournament on the evening of Friday, Aug. 6. Horseshoe competition starts at approximately noon on Saturday. Entry fee is $20 per team or $10 per player and any individuals will be paired up where possible the day of the event. Cash prizes will be given to the top three teams.

This is a very family friendly event and is sponsored by the Escalon Lions Club. For more information or to enter, contact Nate at (209) 701-9880.

Earlier on Saturday morning, the annual breakfast in conjunction with Park Fete returns, being served up at the Masonic Hall at 1500 Viking Street. Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; prices are $10 for adults and $5 for those 10 and under.

Also, the Chamber of Commerce will host its Chalk Art Contest on Saturday, with the contest running from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; kids can sign up at the Chamber booth in front of the Kids Corral.

These three additions to the schedule help round out what is always a busy week of Park Fete. The other activities, spreading out from Aug. 3 to Aug. 7, include the Senior Mr. and Mrs. Escalon Luncheon, Miss Escalon and the Little Mr. and Miss Escalon pageants during the week, with the carnival rides, games and vendor and food booths opening up on Friday afternoon. Friday will also see music performed throughout the afternoon and evening. Then there will be the annual Park Fete runs on Saturday morning, the downtown parade and more fun and games, the Historical Society drawing for a painting, food and merchandise booths, a chance to meet and greet friends and non-stop entertainment on the Main Street stage.

Organizers are welcoming everyone back and excited to put on the Park Fete this year, after having to cancel the annual city celebration in 2020.