Monday, August 25, 2014

Eva Celebrates 25 Years of Old-Fashioned Fun

 For the past 24 years, thousands of visitors have made their way to the tiny hamlet of Eva, located off of Interstate 65, for eight days of old-fashioned fun and games. Now in its 25th year, Eva Frontier Days offer wholesome entertainment where festival goers are entertained with a greased pig chase, a frog jumping contest, a parade, antique tractors, a hayride, and much more. This year’s event is set for September 20-27, 2014.

The 25th celebration kicks off Saturday, September 20th at 6 p.m. at Eva School with a bluegrass festival featuring Fireball Mail from Nashville, Tenn. and Arab’s Freshwater Creek. Admission is $6 per person. On Tuesday, September 23th at the Eva Saddle Club Arena, the world’s largest hayride will hit the streets at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $1 per person and includes a free hotdog and coke. Eva Methodist Church will host a Community Hymn Book Singing on Thursday, September 25th at 7 p.m. and the public is also invited to Music on the Square featuring Dixie Flavor on September 26th beginning at 6 p.m. in downtown Eva.

The fun continues on Saturday, September 27th beginning at 9 a.m. with a variety of games and activities including the Antique Tractor and Car Show and an arts and crafts show. At 10:30 a.m., the baking contest gets underway where a cash prize is up for grabs, followed by a parade at 11 a.m. and the pig calling contest at 1:30 p.m. The day wraps up at the ball fields with a frog jumping contest at 4 p.m. followed by the greased pig chase at 5 p.m.

Proceeds from Eva Frontier Days benefit the Eva Art Guild. For more information, call 256.796.7023 or 256.318.6735.

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