BATAVIA — This weekend, Batavia Days will begin with the Garden Tractor Pull weigh-in at 6 p.m. Friday behind the BP gas station. Next there will be an Eight Ball Tournament at 7 p.m. at Still Ned's Place.
Saturday will start with the Batavia Masonic Lodge serving breakfast at the Masonic Lodge from 6-9 a.m. Following breakfast, there will be a vendor fair and craft show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Tycene at 641-919-4442.
The parade will also begin at 10 a.m. with Grand Marshalls Marvin and Tillie Whitmore. Immediately following the parade, there will be the Batavia Fire Department's annual brat-pork sandwich lunch. A car show will be located downtown, presented by Bill and Gerri Allen. Batavia Library will be holding an open house and used book sale. Tractor Pull weigh-in will be at 11:30 a.m. behind the BP gas station with the event starting at noon. There will be a Truck Pull following.
The scheduled softball tournament has been cancelled. In it's place, the JaWaKe ALLSTARS will take the field Saturday. Proceeds from the concession stand will benefit the Ottumwa Hillbilly Shrine Unit. For more information, call Andy Pearson at 641-919-2319.
Other noon events include a baby contest at the Community Center, various kids games and a kids' pedal pulls in the pavilion. The Fairfield Police Department's K9 Unit will be on hand for a demonstration. A horseshoe tournament is also scheduled for 2 p.m. downtown.
The Batavia Days Meal will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The meal is free with food being provided by Cargill Meat Solutions. For dessert, you can stop by the pavilion from 4:30-7 p.m. for the Batavia TTT Ice Cream Social. There will be a live performance by Diana Upton-Hill from 5-8 p.m. at the pavilion. Individuals attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for seating.