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Ovid Carriage Days kicked off Friday night, goes through Sunday night

Ovid Carriage Days
Posted at 8:46 AM, Sep 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-10 08:46:10-04

OVID, Mich. — Friday marked the start of Ovid Carriage Days, a festival established back in 1993.

Ovid Carriage Days Committee President Eric Starn said the festival got its name from the town's most well-known business, Schafield and Danforth, which manufactured carriages.

Each September, the festival, which takes almost a year to plan, celebrates the industry and its heritage. The only year the festival didn't happen was 2020, due to COVID-19.

Starn said it typically brings around 1,000 people to Ovid each year.

This year there will be carnival rides, carnival games, carnival food, live entertainment, a vendor and craft show, barbecue rib and chili cook-offs, a parade and, new this year, arm wrestling and corn hole tournaments

Things kicked off Friday at 4 p.m. and will continue through Sunday at 6 p.m.

The parade will be Saturday at 11 a.m., and carnival rides close at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Lauren Shields

8:25 PM, Aug 21, 2019

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