The 112th annual Oskaloosa Old Settlers’ Reunion will honor actor James Reynold, painter John Steuart Curry and baseball legend Luther “Dummy” Taylor.
The festival’s theme this year is Honoring Jefferson Countians of Past and Present. An exhibit with photos and paintings will honor Reynold, who has had a long-running role on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives”; Curry, best known for his “Tragic Prelude” mural in the Kansas Statehouse; and Taylor, a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1900 to 1908.
The festival will feature craft vendors, live music, food, a carnival, adult and children’s games, a beer and wine garden, and animals. Adult guests will have a chance to win money by competing in games like a hay bale toss or an egg/balloon toss.
Jefferson County residents are invited to make floats and participate in the Old Settlers’ parade Saturday. Participants should line up at the high school at 5 p.m. and the parade begins at 6 p.m.
The festival is scheduled from Thursday through Saturday at the courthouse square, 300 Jefferson St. It begins at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Guests can purchase a $20 wristband for the carnival for all three nights.