The annual Soybean Festival will come to Carroll County this weekend. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott chat with Festival Chairperson Linda Leabo:
“Friday and Saturday the first thing is ag in the classroom at 8:30 at the fire barn,” said Leabo. “There are a lot of kids’ activities after that – soy coin hunt, a fruit and veggie derby, a peddle tractor pull and a watermelon eating contest. There will be lots and lots of kids activities until about 4:30 or 5:00 on Friday.”
Leabo says there will be entertainment for adults, as well.
“It’s a great time, it’s a family affair.” Leabo added. “There are a number of graduated classes having class reunions this weekend. There is a great Hometown Haha Show for Saturday night, and a group of local individuals have been working quite a while on musical entertainment. There is just something for everyone. The carnival, of course, will be open from 6:00 until 10:00 every night of the festival honoring arm bands during that time.”
Leabo said that the festival has been going on since 1982, with only two years missed in 1993 and 2010 due to flooding.