POMEROY — The annual Gold Wings and Ribs Festival arrives Friday on the Pomeroy Parking Lot.
Vendors spent hours Thursday night setting up venues for the two-day festival that wraps up Saturday night.
Early Friday, motorcycles will roll into town for the weekend event that will feature plenty of entertainment, contests for both adults and children, and plenty of vendors selling food and displaying their wares — all set up overlooking the Ohio River.
The festival takes place in the parking lot on Main Street in Pomeroy, with the Ohio River just the other side of the planned activities. With this view, festival-goers will enjoy free admission and entertainment as they make their way through motorcycles, parades, vendors and activities for all ages. For the art lover, the festival includes Art in the Park.
The People’s Choice balloting returns, as well as a panel of judges to determine the winner of the title of “Ohio’s Best Ribs” and “Ohio’s Best Wings.”
Friday’s activities begin when vendors open at 11 a.m. From noon to 5 p.m. is the Spikes Karaoke, followed by the Soul Harvest Church Band. At 6 p.m., there will be a fire truck parade, and from 7-10 p.m. is Open Rail.
Saturday brings the Rally on the River 5k that begins at 10 a.m. Vendors open at 11 a.m., and from noon to 3 p.m., Rockin Reggie will be there during Kids’ Games that include cookie stacking, pickle spittin’, and BBQ Hog Callin’. From 6-8 p.m., Amix will entertain audiences with a break before Blitzkrieg takes the stage.
Two days of free entertainment on the Riverfront Amphitheatre, shopping, along with “Ohio’s Best Ribs” and “Ohio’s Best Wings” make for a weekend jump-start to Pomeroy’s 2016 summer season.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155, Ext. 2551.