Pioneer Days in Kalida, Ohio…………celebrating the 144th Pioneer in 2016, and still going strong! Pioneer Days is the oldest festival in Ohio. But, it’s more than just a festival that has been around awhile.It’s a time to visit with old friends and family in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Not to mention, it’s a great opportunity to meet and make new friends, too! As summer draws to a close, with vacations over and school back in session, it’s the one last HOORAH at the end of summer. No matter what your age, there is sure to be something to spike your interest. Maybe it’s the children’s entertainment, parade, or carnival games and rides for the kids. Or maybe it’s the rock dances for the teenagers and young adults. Then there is the gigantic car show for all ages with over 300 vehicles on display!
If it’s food you’re looking for, all the great festival foods are here……………including the famous Holy Name “Social Burgers”. Over 454,000 served at Pioneer Days! Want to kick back and enjoy a drink with your friends? Visit “The Oasis” or “Beer Town” with tons of Free Entertainment. Remember, it’s “Always the Weekend after Labor Day” and it’s “On the Square” in downtown Kalida. Come to Kalida and let the Kalida Lions and Kalida Firefighters be your Pioneer Days Hosts. You’ll be sure to enjoy your time at Pioneer Days.
2016 Commemorative Stein
Introducing a Commemorative Stein Series this year’s stein will commemorate St. Michael Catholic Church in Kalida. The lid will have replica of the current church on the top, while the inside of the lid will indicate 144th Pioneer Days. A view of the inside of the church will be shown on the outside of the stein. The stein is 1/2 liter in size. This will be first of a series of seven steins leading up to the 150th Pioneer Days in 2022. The theme of each stein will vary each year, but will be historical in nature. There will be limited number of steins each year and they will be numbered. If you purchase a stein during this pre-sale, you will be guaranteed the same number on your stein in subsequent years, as long as you pre-order each year. Order forms may be found on the Pioneer Day’s Facebook page and www.pioneerdays.com.