It's Official: G.O.D. To Be At Fairgrounds

It's Official: G.O.D. To Be At Fairgrounds

The area in the center of the overhead satellite photo is where the Good Ole Days of Cannon County will be held this year.
With just a little over a month to go, organizers of the annual Good Ole Days of Cannon County have decided that the festival will be held this year at the Cannon County Fairgrounds.

The decision to hold the event, scheduled for May 14-15, at the fairgrounds came after other locations were deemed to be less than ideal.

The regular, and preferred, site for Good Ole Days is the grounds of the Cannon County Courthouse, but they are unavailable this year due to the revitalization work taking place.

"While of course we would prefer to be at the courthouse, we are going to make every effort to make this year's event at the fairgrounds just as entertaining and enjoyable as ever," Angela King, Director of the Cannon County REACH Afterschool Program, said Monday.

REACH, along with the Cannon County Senior Center, sponsors Good Ole Days, which is a major yearly fundraiser for both community service organizations.

Good Ole Days of Cannon County is celebrating its 5th year with proceeds to benefit the Cannon County Afterschool Programs and the Cannon County Senior Center. The festival will be held on May 14-15 and offers something for everyone.

The festival features an array of music from country, gospel, bluegrass, and rock. There are will also be plenty of food booths, craft booths and local vendors. The parade will take place on Saturday from 12-1pm and the theme is “Blast from the Past” which includes horse, mules, antique tractors, antique cars, floats and military.

Pageants span the weekend and include the Sr. Miss Good Ole Days, Little Miss Good Ole Days, Jr. Miss Good Ole Days, Baby Show (Birth to age 5 years), Miss Teen Good Ole Days, and Miss Good Ole Days. Other events include: Dog Show, Backyard Pickin’ and Grinning, and so much more.

If you are interested in being a food or craft vendor for the Good Ole Days forms are available online at or at the Cannon County Senior Center or REACH Afterschool Program. Any questions regarding the vendors please contact 563-5518.

The early bird deadline for the pageants is April 16th. Sign up early to receive the reduced registration. Forms are posted outside of the Senior Center and my be picked up anytime or they are available for print on our website. Any questions regarding the pageants please contact 563-5304.