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

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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.
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April 12, 2010 at 8:14pm
I personally think that it needs to go back to dillion park. it will be nothing but a complete mess at the fairgrounds, especially with all the ball games going on. thats just my opinion.
April 13, 2010 at 6:41am
I believe they should post-pone it for a few weeks and have it on the square.
April 13, 2010 at 11:47pm
As i was growing up it was always on the square. When it moved to Dillion park i stopped going because it just wasnt the same. Last year when it was back on the square it just felt right again. It brought back some of the better memories that i have of Cannon County. Although i understand it cant be on the square this year i will not go if it is going to be at the dillion park. Who doesnt have a memory of riding thru town during the good ole days just to see who is out there. I say bring it back to the square!
April 23, 2010 at 12:25am
What difference does a few weeks make maybe late summer when the Square is complete. I think you would have a much larger turnout. People just love the Square. On so many occasions people refer to it as THE HEART OF OUR COUNTY, I agree, Give it more thought.
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