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Sparta Town and Country Days 2012 Schedule

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

10 am to 2 pm:  Free Health Fair at Meadowlark Retirement Village, 65 Ida Red Ave.
3 pm to 7 pm:   Scholastic Book Fair at Sparta Library
4 pm to 9 pm:   Scouts Honor Kids Carnivale – Troop #704 in Rogers Park. Fun for kids age 3-10!
4 pm to 9 pm: Football Toss & Win! in Rogers Park.
5 pm: Carnival Rides Open in the Village Parking Lot.
5 pm to 7pm: Community Pig Roast at Sparta Civic Center. 7.00 (ages 10 and up) $4.00 (10 & under)
5 pm to 9 pm: Wacky, Wild, Wierd Hair in Roger’s Park. 5:30 to 6 pm Karate Demonstration in Roger’s Park
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Sparta Co-op Preschool Open House at Sparta Co-op Preschool, behind Sparta Civic Center.
6 pm: Opening Ceremony in Rogers Park.
6 pm: Pinecone Birdfeeders  in Rogers Park.
6 pm:  Coronation Ceremony in Rogers Park.
6 pm: Apple Dessert Bake-Off in Rogers Park.
6 pm:  Backyard Business Battle on the Beach in Roger’s Park
6:30 pm:  Concert in Rogers Park. Live Band:  West Side Soul Surfer.
7 pm to 8pm: Free Watermelon Social in Rogers Park.
8:00 pm Frozen T-Shirt Contest

Thursday, July 12, 2012

9 am to 4 pm:  Sidewalk Sales Downtown Sparta
9 am to 6 pm:  Second Best Sale Peace Lutheran Church, 1225 12 Mile Rd. Entrance just east of Burger King
11am to 3:30pm: HCNC Junior Naturalist Day 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. in the Red Pine Interpretive Center.
10 am to 5pm: Railroad Depot Open House N. Union & Mark St.
1 pm to 4pm: Myers Schoolhouse Museum 13 Mile Rd. & Division.
1 pm to 5 pm:  Kid’s Bop N’ Bowl at Sparta Lanes.
3 pm to 7 pm:  Scholastic Book Fair at the Sparta Twp. Library, 80 N. Union
4pm – 7pm Scout’s Carnival-Troop #704 in Rogers Park.
4 pm to 9 pm:  Football Toss & Win! in Rogers Park
5 pm to 8 pm: Spaghetti & Homemade Meatballs at the Civic Center.
5 pm to Close: Carnival Rides in the Village Parking Lot.
5 pm: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in ChoiceOne Bank Parking lot (NEW LOCATION).
5 pm to 8 pm: Big Wheels! on N. Union Street.
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm: $1 Pony Rides in Rogers Park
6pm:  Duct Tape Contest in Rogers Park.
6 pm: Michigan Truck & Tractor Pull Presented by:  Merchant Automotive. ENTRANCE ON VINTON – south of 11 Mile!
5 pm- 8pm:  FREE Concert with local artists, The Vida Band Roger’s Park bandshell
7:30 pm:  “Double Yellow” HOT AIR BALLOON Launch Balyeat Field. Weather permitting.  Alternate date is Friday, July 13.

Friday, July 13, 2012

9 am to 4 pm: Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Sparta
9 am to 6 pm:  Second Best Sale Peace Lutheran Church, 1225  12 Mile Rd., entrance just east of Burger King
9 am to 7pm Scholastic Book Fair at the Sparta Twp. Library, 80 N. Union
9 am to 7 pm: Visual Arts Exhibition at the Sparta Twp. Library, 80 N. Union St.
10am to 4pm:  “Where the Good Times Grow” Craft
at the Sparta Twp. Library, 80 N. Union (Youth Room)
10 am to 5 pm: Railroad Depot Open House  400 N. Union.
11 am: Kid’s Parade N. Union St. to Balyeat Field
11 am to 4 pm: Painting Flower Pots in Balyeat Field.
11 am: Youth Fitness Challenge in Balyeat Field.
11 am to 4 pm: Petting Zoo in Balyeat Field.
11 am to 5 pm: Myers Schoolhouse Museum at 13 Mile Rd. & Division
11 am to 8 pm: Wacky, Wild & Weird Hair in Balyeat Field
11am to 9 pm:  Football Toss & Win in Balyeat Field
11:30 am to 4:30 pm: “Apple-opolis” Kids Town in Balyeat Field
11:30 am to 1 pm: Bike Safety Rodeo in Balyeat Field
Noon:  “Once upon A Time” Interactive Theatre in Balyeat Field
Noon – 7 pm:  Scholastic Book Fair at Sparta Twp. Library, 80 N. Union
Noon to Close: Carnival Rides in the Village Parking Lot
1 pm:  Kindermusik in Balyeat Field
11 am to 5 pm: Myers Schoolhouse Museum at 13 Mile Rd. & Division
1 pm to 5 pm:  Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Root Beer Floats at Dollar ‘N More
2:30 pm:  “Once Upon A Time” Interactive Theatre in Balyeat Field
4 pm to 12:59 am: Entertainment (Beer) Tent-Alumni Night in Balyeat Field. 2012 Live music by UNION GUNS.
4:30 pm to 7 pm: Lion’s Chicken BBQ in the Sparta Civic Center
5 pm Teen Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament in Rogers Park
5 pm – 5:30 pm  – 6:00pm: Bale Toss Competition in Balyeat Field. Kids at 5:00 – Ladies at 5:30 – Men at 6:00.
5 pm:  Sky Lanterns in Balyeat Field
5:30 pm:  Once Upon a Child Interactive Theatre in Balyeat Field
6:30 pm: Dee Jay the Clown
in Balyeat Field
7 pm to Close:  North Kent Eagle’s Club 186 E. Division.
7:30 pm: Pedal Tractor Pull in Balyeat Field. Registration opens at 6:30.
9 pm to Midnight:  Ride the Bull in the Beer Tent (must be 21 to enter with valid photo id)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

8 am 22nd Annual Run/Walk Thru Sparta NEW Start and finish in Balyeat Field. Race morning registration begins at 6:30 a.m
8:40 am Children’s Fun Run (FREE Event) NEW Start/Finish in Balyeat Field. 12 years and younger.
8 am to 9 pm: Men’s Softball Tournament at Nash Field
9 am to 11am: Myers Schoolhouse Museum at 13 Mile Rd. & Division
9 am to 2pm: Scholastic Book Fair at the Sparta Twp. Library
9 am to 2 pm: Visual Arts Exhibition at the Sparta Twp. Library, 80 N. Union St.
9 am to 2 pm:  The Barkery Pet Expo in Rogers Park
9 am to 3 pm: Petting Zoo in Balyeat Field
9 am to 4 pm: Commercial Expo in Balyeat Field
9 am to 4 pm:  Craft Show in Balyeat Field
9 am to 6 pm: Wacky, Wild & Weird Hair in Balyeat Field
9 am to 7 pm:  Football Toss & Win! in Balyeat Field
10 am:  Dog Walk in Roger’s Park
10 am:   Beef & Dairy Cattle Show at Buth Field
10 am to 5 pm: Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Root Beer Floats at Dollar ‘N More
10 am to 5 pm: Railroad Depot Open House 400 N. Union
10:00 am until after parade:  Hospitality Area & Restrooms at Sparta Baptist Church the corner of State St. & Division.
11 am to 7 pm (closed during Parade): “Apple-opolis” Kids Town in Balyeat Field
11:30 am: 4th Annual Balyeat Bags in Balyeat Field
12:00 Noon:  PARADE! 2012 Grand Marshal: Mr. Tom Dupont. Commentated with bleacher seating at Union & Division.
12:00 Noon: Caleb Rebh Memorial Speed Horse Show Country View Stables, 3325 – 14 Mile Rd. NW
12:00 Noon to Close: Carnival Rides in the Village Parking Lot
Noon to 1 am: Entertainment Tent in Balyeat Field
1 pm:  Arm Wrestling Competition in Balyeat Field
1 pm to 4 pm: La Placita de los Niños in Balyeat Field
2:00 pm 6th Annual John Beuschel Memorial Antique Tractor Pull at the Sparta Airport, 9100 Vinton NW
2 pm:  “Firestorm” Karate Demo on S. State Street at Division
2 pm: Sparta Fire Dept. Extrication Demonstration in Balyeat Field
2 pm to 6pm:  Sky Lanterns in Balyeat Field
2 pm & 3:30 pm:   Fairy Tale Princess Show in Balyeat Field
2:30 pm: Soap Box Derby on Prospect Hill
2:30 pm:  Charity / Alumni Softball Game at Appleview Elementary
3 pm: Banana Split Eating Contest at Sparta Tasty Treat
3 pm:  Sparta Fire Dept. Waterball Contest in Balyeat Field
4 pm to 8 pm: Fatal Vision Drunk Driving Simulation in Balyeat Field
5 pm to 9 pm: 1st ANNUAL Evening CAR & TRUCK SHOW in Balyeat Field RAIN or SHINE
5 pm: Bike Giveaway at the Balyeat Field Bridge
5 pm: Garden Tractor Pulls in Balyeat Field
6 pm to Close: North Kent Eagles Club 186 E. Division. Open to the public
9 to 10 pm:  Sky Lanterns in Balyeat Field
9 pm to Midnight:  Ride the Bull in Balyeat Field

Sunday, July 15, 2012

7 am to 11 am: Sparta Airport Fly-In Pancake Breakfast
at the Paul C. Miller Airport, 9100 Vinton NW
10:30 am: Cowboy/Cowgirl Church Country View Stables, 3325 – 14 Mile Rd. N.W.
11 am: Sparta Speed Horse Show at Country View Stables, 3325 – 14 Mile Rd. NW
1 pm:  Inaugural ThingamaBOG (Mud Bogs)  NEW EVENT! at the Sparta Airport, 9100 Vinton NW
6 pm:  UPRISING! in Roger’s Park. Hosted by:  Sparta United Methodist Church. An evening of uplifting Christian music!
8 pm to 10 pm:  Sky Lanterns on the Sparta Middle School front lawn
10:15 pm: FIREWORKS launched from Ridgeview. Enter at 12 Mile ONLY. Rain Date: Friday, July 20, 2012

For complete details visit www.spartafair.com

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