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NEW to the program:
7 p.m. Thursday, May 1 – Christian music concert moves to the Farris Theatre, free-will love offering
11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 –Rep. Joe Don McGaugh presents Mayor Mike Wright a Mo. House resolution on the 34th annual Mushroom Festival
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL EVENTS
THURSDAY, MAY 1
2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ray County Community Arts Association Fine Arts and Photography Show, Friends Gallery (behind the Farris on Camden Street)
6 to 10 p.m., Evans Midland Empire Carnival “Wristband Night,” Downtown, Franklin Street. Cost is $22 to ride all rides.
6:30 p.m., National Day of Prayer ceremony, inside Ray County Courthouse
7 p.m., Christian concert featuring Lexington band Itza God Thing, Farris Theatre
FRIDAY, MAY 2
All day, Sunrise Elementary morel-themed art displayed on Main Street Mall windows
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Purchase $5 ticket for $500 drawing in the tennis ball drop, chamber office, 104 W. North Main. Proceeds go toward the American Celebration firework fund.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ray County Community Arts Association Fine Arts and Photography Show, Friends Gallery (behind the Farris on Camden Street)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Arts and crafts fair, downtown square and West Main Street, around 125 vendors
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ray County Rhythm Riders perform on Grandstand
4 to 6 p.m., Dr. Tim Smith’s band, 5 O’Clock Somewhere, performs on Grandstand
6 to 10 p.m., Evans Midland Empire Carnival, Downtown, Franklin Street
6 p.m., Little Miss & Mister Mushroom winners announced, Grandstand
7 to 9 p.m., Adult Talent Show at Grandstand, sponsored by Sonic and Community Realty
SATURDAY, MAY 3
All day, Sunrise Elementary morel-themed art, displayed on Main Street Mall windows
All day, Mini-Cooper Car Show, in front of Farris Theatre
7 to 7:45 a.m., registration and packet pick-up for FUNgus Run 5K and two-mile walk, near Grandstand
8 a.m., FUNgus Run begins, sponsored by Richmond Anytime Fitness, near Grandstand
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., registration for Hardtime Rodders car show at Richmond City Hall parking lot. Judging at 1 p.m; awards at 3 p.m.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kids games with prizes, sponsored by the Richmond Rotary Interact Club, in front of US Bank
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Arts and crafts fair, downtown square and West Main Street
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pet adoption, sponsored by Ray County Humane Society, southeast courthouse lawn
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Antique tractor show, Richmond Orscheln’s Farm & Home parking lot. Winners to be selected from people’s choice categories.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kountry Kuts Customer/Pet Appreciation Day, 201 E. Franklin St.
10 a.m., Pedal Tractor Pull, sponsored by Richmond Ag-Power, near Grandstand
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ray County Community Arts Association Fine Arts and Photography show, Friends Gallery
11 a.m., Shapes Acro and Dance Studio performs, Grandstand
11:30 a.m., Camp Kinnard Basketball performs near Grandstand
11:45 a.m., Country music artist Julie Gribble performs, Grandstand
Noon, Games, fun, agility course begin at Kountry Kuts
12:45 p.m., Announcement of Largest Morel Contest winner, sponsored by The Richmond News, Grandstand. Morels will be accepted 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next to Grandstand and prior to the event at the news office, 204 W. North Main St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
1p.m., Grand Parade, float prize money sponsored by Richmond KFC/Taco Bell
2 to 10 p.m., Evans Midland Empire Carnival, Downtown, Franklin Street
3 p.m., Remembering Our Fallen Memorial Tribute, Grandstand
4 p.m. , Tennis ball drop at carnival slide. Winner receives $500. Do not need to be present to win.
4 p.m., Youth Talent Show, sponsored by Richmond Sonic and Community Realty, Grandstand
7 p.m., Beer Garden opens at Richmond Shrine Club, 400 Wollard Blvd.
8 p.m. to midnight, Kansas City rock band Boomerz performs at Beer Garden at Shrine Club, $5 cover charge