Barker’s Centennial Summer Splendor is a week away!

Here’s the full schedule! Square dancing lessons on Main Street with the Fiddlesticks, food judging contests, farm market, artisans and two Chinese auctions; there’s something for everyone! Stop by and visit our friendly village!

Barker Village Centennial

“Summer Splendor”


SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd & 24th


Barker Village Park, Quaker Rd. (Route 148 ) at Main St.



Saturday:10 a.m. to 4 p.m

*Ties that Bind quilt on display in the gazebo.

*Historical photo display in the Barker Library (the old train station)

*Old Fashioned Farm Market

*Local artists on display- Gordy Porter

*Spinning, weaving, quilting and woodworking demonstrations

*Top Chef Contest! Enter your best in any of these categories:

            Fruit Pie



            Quick Bread (non-yeast, like fruit breads)

            (contact Julie for entry info)

            Judging at 2 p.m. Winners get engraved medal and cookbook

*Food, etc.

            Cotton candy, sno-cones, popcorn, candied apples, fudge, lemonade, beverages, pickles-on-a-stick, hot dogs, Walk-away-Tacos, peach shortcake and more!

*For the kids: 10 to 3- (closed during parade)

            Free Bounce House

            Craft table (bug weaving!)

            Ring Toss

            Bean Bag Toss



*Chinese auction to benefit the American Cancer Society- by the Barker Soda Jerks



11:30 A.M. Kiddy Parade! From the post officce to Coleman, to Quaker and back to the park.

Free flags and keepsake to each entrant; cash prizes for best-

            Decorated bicycle

            Decorated Wagon

            Best Costume, Pets  and more TBA


12 to 2 p.m. Fiddlesticks- fiddlers will be playing and teaching square dancing right on Main Street in front of the gazebo!


3 p.m.  Food Winners announced. (judging at 2 p.m.)


3 p.m. GAMES!

            Sack Race- kids         Three-legged race-teens/adults

            Egg in Spoon- kids     Water balloons-teens/adults


4 p.m. Auction Draw- winner need not be present. Tix-$5 per card/25



SUNDAY, August 24th    1 to 4 p.m.

Barker Village Park


 1 p.m. Barker Lions Chicken Barbecue with corn.

    ½ chicken beans, roll & butter, ear of roasted corn.

    $7.50 pre-sale $8 at door- limited to 200 tickets from Julie, Barker Store or village hall.   

Lemonade/pop/water   Soda Jerks


Free horse-drawn carriage rides through Village


Harold Niethe Train Display open


In the Gazebo:

1:30 p.m.Eddie Eggert’s Barbershop Quartet

2 p.m. Barker Community Band

Donna Aiken, Harpist


Chinese Auction to benefit the Barker Free Library

Drawing at 3:30 p.m.- winners need not be present.


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