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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