BASKET BINGO | View Flyer
It’s all about country when it comes to Canal Days specialty bingo on Saturday afternoon. “Basket Bingo” will take the place of purse bingo under the social tent on September 21st from 2 – 4 PM. Advanced tickets are $30 each and include a raffle drawing for a Niagara Falls Weekend Package for 2.
Twenty picnic baskets will be loaded with prizes waiting for someone to take them home. Each player receives 20 bingo cards for 20 games and one raffle ticket for the Niagara Falls Weekend Getaway for 2. Once a player yells BINGO that lucky winner will pick a basket of their choice, contents sight unseen and the prize inside will be announced. Be sure to get your tickets for this fun-filled afternoon event at the chamber office before they run out and for a complete list of prizes check out the attached flyer. Come and play B I N G O!
BATTLE OF THE BUSINESSES | Download Registration Form
Plan your strategy and get the most coordinated employees you have together for Canal Days Battle of the Businesses. Send in your pre-registration form before August 31st to receive team t-shirts and be included in the fun-time battle games. Teams must be at least 18 years of age, 4 – 6 team members, 2 men and 2 women when competing in the games. The Battle will begin at 6:00 sharp next to the Social Tent on Main Street.
Participates must be ready for messy, farfetched games of luck not skill during this hour and 1/2 long event on Friday night of Canal Days. Practice being graceful and sharpen up your dexterity skills for this fun event. You may just walk away with the BIG trophy. Last year’s winning team was Westrich Furniture #2.
CAR CLUB CRUISE-IN | View Flyer
The Black Swamp Mustang Club will host the Canal Days Cruise-In on Saturday from 5 – 9 PM located on the corner of Second and Canal. Check out the beautiful array of cars but be sure to make the rounds through the food vendors and fill up on that fantastic fair food. Stay around after the cruise in awards presentation for free entertainment under the social tent.
CHEERLEADING COMPETITION | Download Forms
The Cheerleading Competition has been part of Canal Days for 19 years and this year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever. The competition will be held on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Delphos St. John’s Robert Arnzen Gymnasium, 515 E. Second Street.
Competition squads from the tri-county area will be striving for that first place position and cash prizes. First, second and third place winners will receive awards with the 1st place teams also receiving t-shirts. It is open to any Jr. High, Freshman, JV or Varsity squads. Come early to get a seat and cheer on your favorite team.
Corn Hole Tournament | View Flyer
Disc Golf Tournament | View Flyer
In 2012 the Canal Days donated funds to the park to put up a 9 hole disc golf course at Leisure Park, 911 Lima Ave. Since then the course has been played by many a new- comer to the game. In order to promote the use of the new course, Canal Days will be offering a Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday September 21 at 9:30 AM. Players are encouraged to sign up early the day of the tournament and a players meeting will be held at 9:00 AM under the shelter house at Leisure Park.
The tournament will have 3 divisions which includes a RECREATIONAL, CO-ED and ADVANCED for those professional type players. Everyone that signs up for the tournament will receive a players pack which includes a Disc Golf Disc. Cost is $20 for both Rec and Co-Ed. Advanced will be charged $30 to play. If you are interested, there will be a Closet to the Pin Challenge and the Ace Challenge. All individual players are eligible to participate.
For more information or to pre-register with a two person team for the Disc Golf Tournament call Dana Sterling at 419-303-3341 or Jim Vaske at 419-235-5186 or stop in the chamber office or call Diane at 419-695-1771
5K RUN | View Results
Are you an avid runner? If so check out the 12th annual 5K Run that will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Registration starts at 8:30 AM on the corner of Second and Main Streets. The Race will begin in front of WDOH at 10a.m. sharp, with the route the same as last year: heading west on Second Street, then north on State Street, to North Street, with a turnaround and then back again the same way.
Pre-register by September 7th, will guarantee you a Canal Days T-shirt. Entry fee is $20 with a shirt, $15 with no shirt and $20 the day of the race.
Canal Days mugs will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. Awards will also be given to two (2) places each category: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56 – 60, 61 & older.
Little Miss/Junior Miss Pageant | View Flyer | Download Application
New for this year’s Canal Days is the Little Miss/ Junior Miss Pageant. The Queens Pageant, event chairperson Kim Ousley has had so many little girls wanting to be little princesses in the pageant that she decided it was time to have their own little girl’s pageant.
The event will be broke down into 2 age groups. The Little Miss is ages 3, 4 & 5. And the Junior Miss is ages 6, 7 & 8 and is open to all area girls. The pageant will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 11:00 AM under the social tent with registration beginning at 9:30 AM. A 45 minute rehearsal for all participants is scheduled to start at 10 AM. There is a $10 fee to enter the pageant.
The winners of the Little Miss and Junior Miss will both receive a crown, sash and a 1 day wristband for the Canal Days amusement rides. Both will also be showcased in Sundays Canal Days parade.
All little girls participating in the pageant will receive a gift bag from the committee and sponsors and will take home a keepsake picture with the 2013 Canal Days Queen.
For more information about the Little Miss / Junior Miss Pageant please call Kim at 419-302-3845.
PARADE | Download Entry Form
The grand parade on Sunday afternoon use to be the big finale for the Canal Days weekend. It still is the best parade around. Starting at 2:00 PM, the Delphos Fire Department handles the line up and blocks off the parade route for Sundays event. If you’ve ever thought about being apart of something big then enter this year’s Canal Days parade. The 12 block route sometime takes 2 hours to complete. If you’re not into decorating a float then just set back and enjoy all the creative entries. Remember to park your lawn chairs on Second Street early so you get a good seat. Space fills up fast.
Calling all farmers! If you have a tractor and aren’t in the field during Canal Days, bring your tractor it to the Canal Days Tractor Show on the canal parking lot behind the Main Street businesses. Over $1000 worth of awards sponsored by Pitsenbarger Supply will be given away. Tractors start coming in to park at 9 AM but the show and judging begins at 1:00. Stick around for the cash prizes at 4 PM. Even tractors look nice when they are cleaned up for this show.
THE TOAST | View Flyer
The 7th Annual Toast to the City is Thursday, September 19, 2013. This year’s open-to-the-public event will be hosted by International Award-Winning Illusionist Krendl. You will be able to “FEEL THE MAGIC” when you step inside the tent. The Toast will host a variety of local cuisine, wine and specialty beers. Registration will begin at 5:00 PM with a short program at 6:00 PM.
The cost for The Toast is $30 per person or $250 for a table of 8. Reservations can be made by contacting the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce by September 6th.
Krendl will interact with the crowd performing a couple of special magical illusions during The Toast. On Saturday, September 21, Krendl and Company will perform 2 big shows at the Jefferson Middle School Auditorium. Those 90 minute shows will include over 4 nationally televised illusions. Presale tickets for both shows are $8 each and $10 at the door and can be purchased at the Chamber office.
This will be a Toast to remember so make you reservations today.
WATER BALL CONTEST | Download Registration Form
The Water Ball Contest is growing in popularity and the Delphos Fire Association is rounding up 5 person teams for a “splash” of a good time during this event. The contest will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM in front of the fire station. Entry fee for a team is $50 and must be paid at the time of registration. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place finishers if more than 4 teams are pre-registered. For more information call Jamey Wisher at 410-235-5710.
Turn in your forms at the Delphos Chamber of Commerce by September 1st to participate in the only water sport during Canal Days and be ready to get wet.