FAIRMONT — The 143rd Fairmont Old Settler’s Picnic celebrated a weekend of fun activities, despite rain on Sunday.
The Old Settler’s Picnic has been touted as one of the longest-running community events in Nebraska. Its continued success is thanks in part to the Fairmont Community Club, which has coordinated Old Settler’s Day for the past nine years, along with numerous volunteers and sponsors.
There was something for everyone during the Friday evening through Sunday celebration. The museum’s Soda Shoppe was a popular attraction, along with plenty of music and foodstuffs throughout the weekend. Dozens of vendors took to the street Saturday selling antiques, collectibles, handmade treasures and more.
A soggy Sunday didn’t stop the fun. While the inflatables were cancelled – due to safety concerns -- the weather behaved long enough for the horseshoe tournament and an evening picnic with music at the park.
The evening’s fireworks display has been postponed to June 29 after the American Freedom Defenders Veterans Memorial’s outdoor concert.