2018 Festival Highlights/New Additions!!

    ***The Dan Rice Committee will be holding a silent auction for the old Girard street signs. Bidding starts at $2.00 and must be received no later than 9:00 p.m. on August 4th. Payment is due upon pick up of signs which can be done between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Girard Boro Building between August 5th and 10th.

    ***Water Battles to be held on Saturday, August 4th at A. F. Dobhler Hose, 37 Walnut Street. Registration information and rules can be acquired by visiting our "GET INVOLVED" page.

    ***The Front Porch Decorating Contest is back in full swing!!! Rules and information can be found under the "GET INVOLVED" page. Prizes being awarded are as follows:

    • 1st Place: Best of Show $100.00

    • 2nd Place: Most Creative $50.00

    • 3rd Place: Best Curbside Appeal $25.00

    ***EmergyCare's Tour de West County

    This is Erie County's premier bicycle tour with a long-standing tradition of spectacular routes, safety support, water stops and after ride fun. This non-competitive event provides several scenic ride routes of varying distances. West Erie County is a treat to the senses with its rolling farmland, narrow lanes, and old growth forest. Choose a 12, 25, or 50-mile loop of West Erie County. All routes are monitored by EmergyCare's trained medical professionals and water/snack stations are strategically placed to make sure riders can rest and refuel. This year Tour de West County will be part of the Dan Rice Days celebrations with a new start at Lake Erie Community Park. There are a lot of Dan Rice Days events to keep the whole family entertained while you pedal around West Erie County.

    Tour de West County will end with a picnic and all riders will be given tokens to exchange for a beer sampling from Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing at The HUB. Picnic will include food from Firehouse Subs, Wegmans, Burger King and Bonnell's Auto Collision Ice Cream Truck!!!

    Registration the day of the race begins at 7:00 a.m.

    Price: $40.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee. Registration closes on July 30, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT and re-opens on August 4, 2018 at 12:00am EDT

    ***New for 2018 will be Crazy Monkey Amusements hosted by St. John Evangelist Church in their parking lot behind the Culbertson House. Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 1-9 p.m.

    ***FREE Movie Saturday Night at 9:30 p.m. sponsored by H&S Computer in the lot next to their store. Bring a blanket and chairs and enjoy the evening with your family.

    ***FREE swimming and food on Sunday from 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Girard Pool in memory of Pat and George Drushel Sr. Please come and have some fun!

    ***Returning in 2018 is the Softball Tournament on Saturday at the Boro Park for a cash prize. For more information: Softball Tournament Information

    ***Get involved in the variety of different activities this year, from the parade, to the front porch decorating contest, to the 5K race. To see the full list of activities, please refer to the section entitled "GET INVOLVED".

    ***Returning this year will be music in two different venues, the Main Stage in Wells Park and the Culbertson House Porch; and as always, great crafters and the longest parade in West County.