Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days 2015 Pioneer Days is September 10-13 Always the Weekend After Labor Day . Visit www.pioneerdays.com for more information

Pioneer Days in Kalida, Ohio…………celebrating the 143rd Pioneer in 2015, 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 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

Courtney's Journey
05/04/2019

Courtney's Journey

Today’s the day!! We have some amazing auction items and plenty of food for you to enjoy for lunch, dinner, and a late night snack 😜. Nashville Crush, Luke Rausch, and the Zip Up Hoodies will be entertaining everyone from 4-midnight. Also, we have our own Snapchat filter for you to use on the premises. Bring the family out to enjoy the bounce house and face painters all while raising money for a great cause. Let’s kick cancer’s ass!!!!

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...
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!

Who wants to see a real live Kangaroo at Pioneer Days? Come see the Jungle Island Zoo show at the Pioneer Park Pavilion ...
09/08/2018

Who wants to see a real live Kangaroo at Pioneer Days? Come see the Jungle Island Zoo show at the Pioneer Park Pavilion next show is 2pm. Its dry under the tent!

Putnam County Historical Society & Museum
09/08/2018

Putnam County Historical Society & Museum

Stop by and see us today!

SCHEDULE CHANGEThe Freestyle Connection BMX ShowTime: 5:30pm & 7:30pmLocation: Big Dance Tent
09/08/2018

SCHEDULE CHANGE

The Freestyle Connection BMX Show
Time: 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Location: Big Dance Tent

The craft is going on till 4pm.
09/08/2018

The craft is going on till 4pm.

Day 3
09/08/2018

Day 3

09/07/2018
Kalida Market, They got the meats.
09/07/2018

Kalida Market, They got the meats.

Day 2 On your mark, get set, GO!!!!
09/07/2018

Day 2 On your mark, get set, GO!!!!

09/07/2018
Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

The last of the 2018 Putnam County Running Series races is tonight and it is lining up to be a beautiful night to run and celebrate another great series. It looks like the weather is going to cool off and we should have a great, fast course to run some PR's tonight.

In addition to the Pioneer 4 Miler, we have the wrap up of the series awards and pickup of the race series jacket presented by Mercy Health. Thanks again to Mercy Health for being a driving force to motivate Putnam County to living an active and healthy lifestyle!

For those that are not signed up yet for the Pioneer 4 Miler it is not too late! Come out tonight and register at the walkup registration. We have computer kiosks to make the process as easy as possible. We have a great course ready to run and what looks like finally some cooler weather to have a great race time.

And if that wasn't enough each participant will receive free beverage ticket, Pizzeria breadsticks, Free Admission to Josh Melton @ the Big Tent, entered in to drawings for a Garmin GPS 35 and Two Gift Certificates for Shoes @ Dave's Running and new this year live music by Matt Venhaus during and after the race. This is all taking place at the After Party in the Pioneer Oasis Tent(Finish Line).

Thanks to West Central Podiatry, Dave's Running, Pizzeria, and many more that help out making the Pioneer 4 Miler all that it is.

Don't miss out on the 2018 Pioneer 4 Miler!

09/07/2018
09/06/2018

Final trivia question for a 25$ Amazon gift card

4) Name the three bands featured at the Big Dance Tent during Pioneer Days.

Are you feeling Lucky?
09/06/2018

Are you feeling Lucky?

Tonight come check out Big Caddy Daddy, under The Big Tent!!!  Someone is going to win a brand new Harley!!!
09/06/2018

Tonight come check out Big Caddy Daddy, under The Big Tent!!! Someone is going to win a brand new Harley!!!

Who needs some gas in their tank?
09/06/2018

Who needs some gas in their tank?

Check out the new drop ride !!!!!
09/06/2018

Check out the new drop ride !!!!!

Welcome to the 146th Pioneer Days!!!
09/06/2018

Welcome to the 146th Pioneer Days!!!

09/04/2018

Pick up for this year's Pioneer Days steins will be Wednesday 7pm - 9pm at the Oasis tent. Thank you for your purchase & support.

09/03/2018

Trivia question number 3. First correct answer 25$ Amazon gift card

3) How many FREE BMX Bike Stunt Shows will be held over Pioneer Days?

This year at wine night we're adding bourbon and the Wine & Bourbon Pour.
09/01/2018

This year at wine night we're adding bourbon and the Wine & Bourbon Pour.

08/31/2018
Kalida Volunteer Fire Department

Kalida Volunteer Fire Department

We would like to Thank Luke Hermiller for all of his help and Congratulate him on his retirement from the Village of Kalida. Good Luck in your future endeavors.

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler
08/30/2018
Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

The preregistration deadline is tonight. Don't be too late, make sue to guarantee your T-Shirt today and signup for the best small town race experience around.

In addition to the great shirt we got Dave's Running giveaways, Garmin GPS Watch Prize, After Party @ Oasis w/Live Music, Free Beverage Ticket, Free Rock Dance Admission, all the fun of Pioneer Days, and much more.

Deadline to guarantee a T-Shirt is August 30th @ Midnight.

Sign Up @
https://runsignup.com/Race/…/Ottawa/PutnamCountRunningSeries

08/29/2018

Trivia question 2 for a $25 Amazon gift card.

2) What will be available in addition to Wine on Friday night at The Pioneer Park Pavilion?

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler
08/29/2018

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

The preregistration deadline is fast approaching. Don't be too late, make sure to get a Shimmy(Cappie's Sportswear) Original T-Shirt today and signup for the best small town race experience around.

In addition to the great shirt we got Dave's Running giveaways, Garmin GPS Watch Prize, After Party @ Oasis w/Live Music, Free Beverage Ticket, Free Rock Dance Admission, all the fun of Pioneer Days, and much more.

Deadline to guarantee a T-Shirt is August 30th @ Midnight.

Sign Up @
https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Ottawa/PutnamCountRunningSeries

08/25/2018

Trivia question 1 for a $25 Amazon gift card.

1) What is the Grand Prize you can win on a $20 ticket Thursday night of Pioneer (in addition to the $1000 for being present and winning Grand Prize)?

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler
08/23/2018
Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

As stated one our goals for the Pioneer 4 Miler is to make it the best race experience possible. So if the last post wasn't enough to entice you to come out and take part in the Pioneer 4 Miler Experience we decided to add one more thing... LIVE MUSIC! From 6:30-8:30(Break for Awards), we will be having Matt Venhaus performing during and after the Pioneer 4 Miler. Just one more reason not to miss the best small town race experience around.

More information on Matt Venhaus can be found on his website @ https://www.mattvenhaus.com/ or on his page @mattvenhausmusic

Don't forget to sign up for the Friday Night Pioneer 4 Miler @ https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=30536

08/22/2018

Attention Pioneer Fans... Announcing the 8th Annual Facebook Pioneer Trivia Contest!
Rules are Simple..
- FOUR questions posted sometime between now and the start of Pioneer.
- First correct answer will win a 25$ Amazon Gift Card
- You can only win one of the Four.
-I will message winner & prize will be available at the Big Ticket Tent during Pioneer, Must show proof of Identity in whatever form Big Ticket Tent staff deem acceptable.
Good Luck and keep an eye out for the questions. !!!

Tickets are still available for your chance to win a 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. To purchase your ticket today co...
08/21/2018

Tickets are still available for your chance to win a 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. To purchase your ticket today contact a Kalida Fireman or Kalida Lions Club member.

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler
07/23/2018
Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

Pioneer Days Fri. Night 4 Miler

We are closing in fast on the beginning of the Putnam County Running Series. Get signed up at Runsignup.com. July 27th is the last day to signup for all three races at once from runsignup.com and save $5 off the cost.
$55 for all three races, a shirt from each race, and each runner will receive a Full Zip Jacket provided by St.Rita's for completing the series. Don't miss out!

Check more info @ https://goo.gl/h7scxm

The Kalida Lions and Kalida Firefighters have announced the theme for the upcoming Pioneer Days parade to be held the Su...
07/11/2018

The Kalida Lions and Kalida Firefighters have announced the theme for the upcoming Pioneer Days parade to be held the Sunday after Labor Day. Every year, local Kalida students are asked their suggestions for the parade theme. This year's parade theme "Everybody Loves Pioneer, The Best time of Year!" was submitted by Brady Unverferth, son of Barry & Kathy Unverferth. For his efforts, Brady will be riding the Pioneer Days rides free all weekend!
The annual Pioneer Days parade is one of Northwest and West Central Ohio's largest parades, with normally 8-10 marching bands, various floats, Military vehicles and many new entries every year. Pioneer Days in Kalida, now in its 146th year, is Ohio's Oldest festival, and is "always the weekend after Labor Day". The four day festival is sponsored by the Kalida Lions Club and The Kalida Firefighters.

Photo caption:
Left to right: Firefighters Jeff Schulte, Ryan Unverferth, Aaron Vorst, Parade Theme winner Brady Unverferth , Lions Kyle Unverferth, Curt Unverferth, Scott Unverferth.

06/24/2018

Early Bird Drawing Winners for the Harley Davidson Raffle Tickets.

First Place Steven Langhals $500.00 not present

Second Place Keith Meyer $200.00 not present

06/24/2018
Enjoy the nice day today stop by the fire station and visit our friends from the Kalida EMS. Their open house is today t...
05/20/2018

Enjoy the nice day today stop by the fire station and visit our friends from the Kalida EMS. Their open house is today till 4pm.

Country Music Fans! If you have been listening to 92.1 The Frog lately you've probably heard our Friday night act Josh M...
05/18/2018

Country Music Fans! If you have been listening to 92.1 The Frog lately you've probably heard our Friday night act Josh Melton's new single Way Back. Before you see him at Pioneer Days you can catch him on stage at Country Concert 2018. Congratulations on the new single Josh! #wayback

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