It’s time once again for Auburn Autumn Days!
The festival will mark its 22nd years this week when it kicks off Friday night at the Auburn city park with “Family Fun Night.” There will be bingo, inflatable bouncers, food and fun for the whole family beginning at 5 p.m. and going until 9 p.m.
Things get started early on Saturday morning with the annual American Legion Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes and sausage will be served at the American Legion hall on Main Street from 7-10 a.m.
There will be a “Hope for Haiti” 5K run and walk beginning at 8 a.m. at the Auburn city park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. for this event.
Crafts, antiques, collectibles, food and other vendors will be set up on the town square beginning at 8 a.m. The Shriners Clowns will also be on hand providing entertainment. All donations to them will go directly to help support the Shriners Hospital.
The live music will kick off at 10 a.m. All concerts will take place on the Linton House grounds. Mission of Love will perform first from 10-11 a.m.; Lord’s Harmony will perform from 11 a.m. to noon; the Steve Clark Family will be from noon to 1 p.m. and the Overholt Family will perform from 1-2 p.m.
The quilt show and sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city hall council chambers. The modular railroad show will be at the same time at the Masonic Lodge on Perkins Street.
The dunking booth will be operating beside the fire department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the cake walks will begin in the fire house at noon.
There will be a special presentation at 3 p.m. in the Auburn Museum where Eloise Hadden and the Auburn Historical Society will be unveiling a new exhibit called “Famous Heroes of Auburn.”
The chicken dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Auburn School cafeteria. The dinner is $9 for adults and a children’s hot dog plate will be available for $3. You can buy your meal tickets at the door.
The silent auction will be from 5-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria and a live auction will start at 7:30 p.m.
There will also be a raffle. Chances are three for $1 for a Sugar Chest, which has been handcrafted by Colonial House Furniture. You can get your tickets at Auburn businesses or at the Auburn Tourism booth on the square during the festival.