The tenth annual Gooseberry Festival is set to be held at Trenton the third week in June, with a variety of events scheduled during the three day festival.
Friday June 14th, kicks off the festival with the Iowa-Missouri sanctioned truck and tractor pull start time is 7 in the evening. Admission to the event is $10.00 for adults, children ten and under are admitted free with a paid adult admission. A special admission price of $5.00 has been set for all military veterans, as well as active service members, law enforcement and emergency services personnel.
The event is slated for the North Central Missouri Fairgrounds, and includes pulling classes in pro street two wheel drive trucks, classic modified tractors, super field tractors, pro stock 4x4 trucks, hot farm tractors, pro field tractors and limited pro stock tractors.
Saturday, June 15th marks a variety of family events for the tenth annual Gooseberry festival.
The 5K and 10K run/walk begins at the Eastside Park Shelter House with registration beginning at 7 A.M. The event kicks off at 7:30. More information can be obtained by contacting Abby Oberman at the Grundy County Health Department, 359-4196.
Vendors at the Trenton Rock Barn will display crafts, food and novelty items. The Dockery Chapel will be selling pies and baked goods. Those interested in booth space may contact Nick McHargue at 359-3800.
An art show is to be featured at the Trenton Art Guild, with works on display by artists. More information may be obtained for the event by contacting Cheri McHargue at 259-6161.
A gooseberry cooking contest is to be held at the Trenton Rock Barn, with registration at 9:00 A.M., judging to take place at 9:30. The event will feature pies, jellies and jams. More information on the event may be obtained by contacting Nick McHargue at 359-3800. Prizes are to be awarded in each category.
Other events slated for Saturday include a horseshoe pitching contest at Eastside Park. The event begins at 10:00 A.M. With a horseshoe pitching clinic featured before the event. Information on the event may be obtained by contacting Terry Bosley at 357-2493.
The Bud Cox Memorial Antique And Classic Machinery Show will be featured at the rock barn area. A parade of Antiques begins at 1:00 P.M. More information may be obtained on the event by contacting Lowell Gates at 359-5152.
The 32nd annual Texaco County Showdown, sponsored in part by the PAR Broadcast Group begins at 7:00 PM at Sesquicentennial Park. The event will feature five contestants competing to advance to regional competition at the Isle Of Capri, in Boonville, Missouri. The five regional winners receive an expense-paid trip to the National Final, to compete for one hundred thousand dollars.
A tool sharpening will be featured from 10:00 AM to 4 PM at the fairgrounds courtyard. The public is encouraged to bring tools and utensils needing sharpening. The Wesley United Methodist Church will hold a barbeque from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at 900 Washington Street. The North Missouri Saddle Club will be holding events at their facility on East 28th street. Lance Croy may be contacted for event information.
Sunday, June 16 closes the Gooseberry Festival with homemade gooseberry ice cream, as well as a history of local manufacturing at the Grundy County Museum from 2:00 PM to 3 PM. Soccer games will be held at soccer fields in Trenton.