Audio: Calamity Jane Days in Princeton offers a multitude of activities including a tractor cruise and car show

Calamity Jane Days

The grand marshals have been announced for the Calamity Jane Days Parade September 17th. The grand marshals are emergency crews.

Princeton Chamber of Commerce President Amy Cool:



Christian Church Pastor Gary Watkins will pray at the bandstand at 1 o’clock before the parade. Felisha Bertrand will then sing the National Anthem.

The parade will follow. Cool notes clydesdales owned by the Hershberger family of Milan will be in the parade.

Area high school bands will perform at the bandstand after the parade.

Musicians will perform throughout the day. One musical group is Tres Aztlan from Kansas City, which will perform from 5 to 7 o’clock. Cool says the six-man band performs Latin music.



Cool says Chainsaw Artist Steven Higgins will be there September 17th, and the art he creates will be auctioned at the bandstand at 4:40.

Other activities planned for September 17th include the Wine Walk and Craft Beer Festival from 6 to 8 o’clock.



Multiple activities are planned at Calamity Jane Days September 17th, starting at 7 o’clock in the morning and going into the night. Activities are also planned for September 17th and 18th.

A car show will be held as part of Calamity Jane Days in Princeton September 18th.

Registration for the car show will be on the square from 9 o’clock to noon.

Spokesperson Mike Homedale says cars will be in place by noon. The public can view the entries from noon to 3:30.

Owner judging will go from noon to 1 o’clock. Awards will be presented at 3:30.

Homedale reports first and second place plaques will be awarded in multiple categories.



Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 entries. Additional plaques will also be given.



The entry fee is $10, and that can cover multiple entries.

Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50s from Des Moines will perform on the bandstand from 1:30 to 3 o’clock September 18th. Other activities scheduled for that day include the Calamity Jane Open at 9 o’clock, the Green Hills Horse Show at 11 o’clock, a shoot out at 1 o’clock, and the melodrama at 1:30.

Calamity Jane Days will be held this weekend in Princeton. The annual event will start with a tractor cruise September 16th.

Participants will meet at the Mercer County Fair Barn at 7:30 to register. Coffee and donuts will be available.

Spokesperson Dwayne Place says a short meeting for drivers will be at 9 o’clock. Tractors will leave the fairgrounds about 9:15 to start on their 31-mile ride.



Place says the tractors will arrive at the Princeton Square at 4:30.



There is a $40 entry fee per tractor for the cruise, and that includes the meal. Place notes someone can have a rider on the tractor with an approved safety seat. There is a $10 charge for an extra rider.

Princeton Chamber of Commerce President Amy Cool mentions smoked meatballs will be served for the meal.

Live music will be provided until about 9:30. It will include the band High Strung and folk music arranged by the Mercer County Library.

September 16th’s activities for Calamity Jane Days also include a Northwest Missouri Tractor Pull Association event and the Speed Show Buckle Series, both at 6 o’clock.

Activities will continue September 17th and 18th.

Jennifer Thies

Jennifer’s interest in radio began at a young age. She started as a news reporter at KTTN in January 2017, but previously worked almost a year and a half as an on-air announcer and with news at the NPR affiliate KXCV/KRNW, which serves Northwest Missouri. Jennifer was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media: Broadcast Production with an Emphasis in Audio Production from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.