The festival kicks off Saturday, September 4, at 8 a.m. with the Crooked 5K race in Crooked Creek Park, with all proceeds going to Meals on Wheels. Saturday is also Chapin Area Firefighters Appreciation Day, so plan to take your kids to the station to “ooh” and “ahh” over the trucks and equipment.
On Sunday, September 5, they’re throwing an old fashioned, community-wide picnic at Lake Murray Presbyterian from 1 to 4 p.m. Be sure to sign up for the ultimate Frisbee tournament!
You won’t want to miss Monday’s main attraction – the Chapin Labor Day parade! The parade, considered one of the best in the state, begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature floats made by businesses, nonprofits and youth groups. Stick around afterward for a book sale, children’s carnival, car show, model train display and barbeque. Entertainment will include an old-fashioned gospel concert and the Chapin Idol talent contest.
To learn more about the 2010 Chapin Labor Day festival, click here.