Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days Pioneer Days is in September Always the Weekend After Labor Day . Visit www.pioneerdays.com for more information.

Pioneer Days in Kalida, Ohio…………celebrating the 147th Pioneer in 2019, 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 493,000 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

03/13/2020
Kalida St. Michael's Catholic Church

Kalida St. Michael's Catholic Church

Hi everyone. I've been getting phone calls regarding the bishop's statement on Mass attendance. Bishop Thomas has said that we will keep church doors open for worship,but is very concerned about the corona virus outbreak. With the epidemic in mind Bishop Thomas has said that there is no Sunday obligation for the next three weeks. Sunday attendance is optional. Here at St. Michael's and St. John's we will be having services as usual and will be broadcasting as usual on cable TV channel 70. And something new, we will also be on facebook live for those who do not get channel 70. We take this epidemic very seriously along with the bishop. Please keep each other safe. Be aware especially of the elderly, young children and those who have compromised health. Don't panic. Spend more time at home. Spend more time with family. Spend more time with the Lord. Please pray for a quick end to this epidemic.
We have also had quite a few calls about the fish fry. People have called about keeping people safe and still participating and supporting the K of C. A good option would be to take the carry out option. There is smaller contact with people and you get to still enjoy the fabulous fish and fixings prepared by the K of C. Please be patient and pray for all groups affected by this virus. The K of C have contacted the people at the top to make sure they are doing things correctly. Help them keep everyone safe and satisfied. Sorry to say that this will be the final fish fry of the Lenten Season. The K of C does such a fantastic job and the fish fry is famous in the area as one of the best.
If anyone has any questions, don't be afraid to give me a call. Fr. Mark

01/23/2020
Schnipke Brothers Tire

Congratulations to one of our Corporate Sponsors Schnipke Brothers Tire for winning the Commercial Tire Dealer of the year award today at the K & M Tire Conference.

We're proud to accept the Commercial Tire Dealer of the year award today at the K & M Tire Conference!

01/03/2020

Please join us in praying for the Koza family. We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Vince Koza. Thank you for being apart of Pioneer Days and everything you did for local sports. #cancersucks

Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for everyone who supports our festival.  You make it possible for us to give back to ...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for everyone who supports our festival. You make it possible for us to give back to the Kalida community.

St. Rita's Medical Center
10/03/2019

St. Rita's Medical Center

St. Rita's recently donated AEDs to the Kalida and Spencerville Police departments thanks to the Community Investment funding provided based on identified needs that were brought to our attention by both Kalida and Spencerville Police Departments.

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a portable electronic device that can be quickly placed on a patient in the case of a sudden cardiac arrest. This AED will diagnose potentially life-threatening heart rhythms, and, when indicated, it will deliver an electrical shock in efforts to re-start the patient’s heart. Research conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) has shown that cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an AED prior to arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.

In many of our communities, local law enforcement officers will be the first to arrive on scene of an emergency. Ensuring that these area Police Departments have access to AED’s being can provide an important link in the chain of patient survival. Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center is happy to have the opportunity to help ensure this life saving equipment is available when needed.

09/18/2019
09/10/2019
Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

Another outstanding Pioneer 4 Miler last night. Thanks to all those that came and participated in the race. It was a lot of fun and a huge success. Hope all enjoyed the race and the after party and will be back next year!

Finally thanks to all of the sponsors for helping this race be a great success including Dr. Niemeyer for being the major race sponsor and The Pizzeria for the best AfterParty around.

Complete Race Results: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/30536/#resultSetId-168521;perpage:10

Complete Series Results: https://runsignup.com/Series/putnamcounty

09/08/2019
Lets have a parade today!
09/08/2019

Lets have a parade today!

Kalida Volunteer Fire Department
09/08/2019

Kalida Volunteer Fire Department

Our reason for Pioneer Days. These 3 trucks all purchased by Pioneer Days proceeds. Thank You for supporting us at Pioneer Days.

Kalida EMS
09/07/2019

Kalida EMS

Beautiful day to come to Pioneer Days!!

Live now on the TVs at Bo Town (Beer Town), Oasis Tent, and Budweiser Build a Bar.
09/07/2019

Live now on the TVs at Bo Town (Beer Town), Oasis Tent, and Budweiser Build a Bar.

IT'S TIME.

It's almost time for the Pioneer Days Friday Night 4 Miler.
09/06/2019
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It's almost time for the Pioneer Days Friday Night 4 Miler.

It's Friday!!!
09/06/2019

It's Friday!!!

Friday's Live Bands
09/06/2019

Friday's Live Bands

09/06/2019
It's that time of year again. Welcome to the 147th Pioneer Days in Kalida, Ohio!
09/05/2019

It's that time of year again. Welcome to the 147th Pioneer Days in Kalida, Ohio!

09/05/2019
09/05/2019
09/05/2019

Pioneer Days Trivia question #4 for a $25 Amazon gift card.

4) What year will the 150th Pioneer Days be held?

09/04/2019
09/04/2019
Kalida Volunteer Fire Department

Kalida Volunteer Fire Department

Town Square will be filled with activity today and tomorrow setting up for Pioneer Days. Please be extremely careful as you are passing thru or working in that area. Let’s all look out for each other and avoid any incidents.

09/04/2019

Pick up for this year's preordered Pioneer Days steins will be tonight 6 - 9pm at Ralph Millers garage along the alley behind the Fire Station.Thank you for your purchase & support.

09/03/2019

Pioneer Days Trivia question #3 for a $25 Amazon gift card.

3) What time and day is the annual Pioneer Days parade?

09/02/2019

Pioneer Days Trivia question #2 for a $25 Amazon gift card.

How many performances is the BMX Freestyle Connection Bike Show scheduled for at the 2019 Pioneer Days?

09/01/2019

Pioneer Days Trivia is back again. Trivia question 1 for a $25 Amazon gift card.

1) Where is Sushi Roll Band from?

Putnam County Historical Society & Museum
08/30/2019

Putnam County Historical Society & Museum

08/21/2019

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Brad & Kelly Miller family, with the passing of Kelly. Thank you Kelly for your many years of being a Event Sponsor for Pioneer Days with Ambiance Hair Studio.

Don't miss out on your ticket for a chance to win a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. To purchase your ticket today con...
08/08/2019

Don't miss out on your ticket for a chance to win a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. To purchase your ticket today contact a Kalida Fireman or Kalida Lions Club member. Tickets also available at Ben Breece Harley-Davidson, Hoyts Tavern, and Moose Landing Country Club.

The first race of the Putnam CountyRunning Series is this Saturday, August 3, 7PM at the St. Anthony of Padua Festival i...
07/29/2019

The first race of the Putnam CountyRunning Series is this Saturday, August 3, 7PM at the St. Anthony of Padua Festival in Columbus Grove. The series finishes at the Pioneer Days Friday Night 4 Miler. Do all three races and receive a pull over jacket from Mercy Health St Rita's.

Register at http://pcrunningseries.weebly.com/

Tickets are still available for your chance to win a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. To purchase your ticket today co...
07/19/2019

Tickets are still available for your chance to win a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. To purchase your ticket today contact a Kalida Fireman or Kalida Lions Club member.

The Kalida Lions and Kalida Firefighters have announced the theme for the upcoming Pioneer Days parade to be held the Su...
06/18/2019

The Kalida Lions and Kalida Firefighters have announced the theme for the upcoming Pioneer Days parade to be held the Sunday after Labor Day. Shelby Jewers submitted the winning theme for this years Pioneer Days parade in Kalida. The theme is: “Celebrating 185 years in Putnam County: Family,Fun,Faith & Farming”.

Rest in peace Beertown Bob
05/25/2019

Rest in peace Beertown Bob

Kalida Volunteer Fire Department
05/22/2019

Kalida Volunteer Fire Department

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the loss of our Brother Firefighter Bob Unverferth. Bob is a current active member serving our department for more than 30 years. Bob has been a huge asset to our department and will be missed greatly. Please keep Bob’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Bob is a second generation Firefighter following his Dad Jiggs. Bob’s son Eric and son in law Aaron are also serving our department. Taken from us way too soon - we will miss you Bo - Rest Easy Brother - We will take it from here.

05/01/2019
The 2019 commemorative Pioneer Days stein is out. The stein order form can be found on the home page of Pioneerdays.com....
04/30/2019

The 2019 commemorative Pioneer Days stein is out. The stein order form can be found on the home page of Pioneerdays.com.

Deadline for stein pre-sale is May 10, 2019.

Congratulations Denny!
04/09/2019

Congratulations Denny!

Help us Congratulate and Thank Firefighter Dennis Kerner. Denny has decided to retire after 41 years of service. Denny is a second generation Firefighter following his father Oscar and his son Ryan currently serves. Congratulations Denny and Thank You for your 41 years of service.

Kalida Volunteer Fire Department
03/12/2019

Kalida Volunteer Fire Department

We would like to congratulate and deeply thank a member of our department that has decided to retire from active membership and transition to our Active Honorary members. He has served our department in many many ways including 2 terms as Chief. He will be deeply missed as an active firefighter but we look forward to his continued involvement with our department. Congratulations Firefighter Tom Rampe and Thank You for 35 great years. Please join us in Thanking Tom Rampe for all that he as done for our community and thank him for his continued help.

Lion James W Unverferth 1955-20182018 Pioneer Days Grand MarshallWe've lost another valuable Kalida Lions Club member th...
10/03/2018

Lion James W Unverferth 1955-2018
2018 Pioneer Days Grand Marshall

We've lost another valuable Kalida Lions Club member this past week.
Krack (as many of us knew him by) was always very active with our Lions Club and Community projects of all kinds. His Love for the Kalida community was neverending.
We're going to miss you Buster!!

Rest Easy Lion Krack

We'll take it from here

WELCOME TO THE WEATHER COMMITTEE

Please keep Jim's wife Joni and their children and grandchildren in your thoughts and Prayers

Thank you from The Pioneer Days Committee, The Kalida Lions Club & The Kalida Fire Dept.A GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR WEA...
09/11/2018

Thank you from The Pioneer Days Committee, The Kalida Lions Club & The Kalida Fire Dept.

A GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR WEATHER COMMITTEE. Having the remnants of a hurricane floating around us but somehow you kept most of the storm away.

09/09/2018

For those who are too far away to visit Pioneer Days, the parade will be Facebook Live on Pioneer Days page.

The Parade is On!!!It’s Parade Day at Pioneer Days! Looks like the Weather Committee has been working hard all weekend k...
09/09/2018

The Parade is On!!!

It’s Parade Day at Pioneer Days! Looks like the Weather Committee has been working hard all weekend keeping this tropical storm to a light rain and today is no different. The hourly forecast is looking better. Grab your umbrellas and join us for a great day. Lots of places downtown to get out of the rain. (If it’s raining)

09/09/2018
Tricky Dick and The Cover Ups
09/08/2018

Tricky Dick and The Cover Ups

Kalida, Ohio, we are coming for you! Gather up your oxen and ford the river because it’s Pioneer Days and we go on at 9!

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PO Box 592
Kalida, OH
45853

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Pioneer Days in Kalida, Ohio is always the weekend after Labor Day. 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 450,000 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

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What tine is the parade
Who wants to go to the car show today?
Big Caddy Daddy
Thank you St. Michael’s for the burger delivery! You made some kids really happy!! They are delicious!
Are there any bike tickets left?
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Find the spelling error on this Pioneer Days sign from 2006!
This was ni ce! We went everyday! Next year if its cold sell hot chocolate lol
Can anyone tell me how much it is to have a tractor in the tractor show