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Family Fun Weekend

Gates open at 10 o’clock this morning for the Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival near Chillicothe. Three bands perform tonight. KBA Treblemakers are at 6 o’clock; the Peterson family is at 7, and Lonesome Road performs at 8 o’clock.

Admission for today (Friday) is ten dollars for adults and five dollars for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. A two-day weekend pass costs 25 dollars for an adult and ten dollars for a student. The event is at the Litton Agri campus west of Chillicothe.

Tonight’s schedule at the Gilman City Fair includes the hog show beginning at 6 o’clock. Weigh in of the market hogs and crossbred gilts starts at 4:30.

Gooseberry Festival events begin tonight at Trenton. The Iowa-Missouri sanctioned truck and tractor pull is at 7 o’clock in the fairgrounds arena. Admission is adults ten dollars; kids eight and younger are free. Atlatl throwing near the Rock Barn starts at 6 o’clock. It’s free. Also listed is a catfish tournament for Friday and Saturday night. Cost is 30 dollars per two person team. Registration is from 9 to 5 at the American Sportsman Road and Gun in Trenton.

Tonight near Milan, it’s called the “show me shoot out truck and tractor pull” at the new Sullivan County expo center. Gates open at 4 o’clock. Competition starts at 7.

General admission is 15 dollars; kids five years old and younger are admitted free.