A long-standing tradition begins again for the 113th time this weekend. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Volunteer Richard Hammel:

Dick Hammel

The tradition began in 1900 as a time for people to celebrate the crops and meet with those who had left the community. The festivities have changed and grown since that time. Community organizations remain a large part of the festivities. “We get a lot of participation from the community organizations. The Corder Fire District helps, the Home and Community Club, the VFW, the Corder Lions, and the Corder Picnic Association all work hard to put it together,” said Hammel.

List of Events:

Thursday
Mutton Busting 6:30 p.m. Must be 60 lbs or younger than 9 years to enter $10 entry fee
Rodeo 8:00 p.m. Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5, 4 and under free
VFW Beer Garden 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
VFW Outside Dining Whole hog and brisket dinners
Lions Club Food Stand 5:00 to end of rodeo
 Carnival 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.  $20 armband, $15 in advance
Friday
Washer Tournament 6:00 p.m.  $20 per team
Miss Corder Pageant 7:00 p.m. Free entertainment to follow the pageant.
VFW Beer Garden 21+
VFW Outside Dining Whole hog and brisket dinners
Lions Club Food Stand
Pie and Ice Cream Stand Proceeds benefit the Corder Home and Community Club
Carnival 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Armband night, $20
“June Bug and the Porch Lights” 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. In beer garden, 21+  Admission $7
Saturday
Slow Pitch Softball Tournament
Bicycle Race 9:30 a.m. Ages 5 to 15 (Helmet Required)
Pedal Tractor Pull 10:30 a.m. Ages 4 through 9
Fun and Games in the Park 11:30 a.m. All kids
Car Show 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Carnival 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Armband night, $20
Parade 7:00 p.m.
Bingo Night 8:00 p.m. All ages
“The Mojo Dogs” 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. At the VFW Beer Garden, 21+ Admission $7