Style Show celebrates the 50th Old Timers Days Festival

August 14, 2017
Style Show celebrates the 50th Old Timers Days Festival
The Style Show is back! “50 Years: Celebrating Our Past” is the theme for this years festival and carries over into our style show. Yes, the Old Timers Days Style Show is back from the early 80’s, when there was a style show for men, women and children. 1984 Old Timers Days Style Show We are having children, adult and family categories just like in the good ole days, when Betty Reed organized it. We would like original outfits entered, but we will accept replicas (copies) of original Old Timer outfits. Original means the original clothing worn by individuals and families of years gone by. Men can put on their military uniforms for the Armed Forces category, just for example, a WWII uniform, there is a farmers category, old time women and men’s clothing and children’s clothing. You can research the Peebles Library or online for period-style clothing. If you have clothing you want someone old time style to wear for you that is fine. Just like old times we are keeping the rules of the style show the same. The outfits will be judged on originality, completeness of the outfit, and presentation. Judges will not know the contestants. Children’s category is 15 and under. Adult’s category is 16 and over. Prizes awarded. A person may model more than one outfit, but can only enter one category to be judged. The costume will be judged not the model, so a child may model an adult outfit. If you’ve been a part of the original style show and would like to help bring this great event back as it was, please contact Marie Palmer at 937-587-3749 Who: Anyone dressed in old fashion attire is eligible, no registration. Any age! The attire has to be old not the participant! What: All clothing is to be old time style. Best dressed couple, best dressed farmer, best dressed old time individual female and individual male and best dressed armed forces uniform. When: On stage during opening ceremony at 6 pm. Why: We are celebrating the past for our 50th festival year!

Mothman Band

August 14, 2017

Mothman Band with Todd Martin
September 14, 2017
8:30 pm
Main Stage in Peebles, OH 

2015 Queen and Court

September 13, 2016

Cornhole Tournament

September 13, 2016


Chief Harry Reed

September 13, 2016


Betty Howard and Festival Founder Jesse Thompson

September 13, 2016

Pre-Teen Pageant Form

September 13, 2016


Garden Tractor Pull

September 13, 2016


Baked Goods Categories and Auction

September 13, 2016


Baby and Toddler Pageant

September 13, 2016


Frog Jumping Contest

September 13, 2016


3 on 3 Basketball

September 13, 2016


Lions Quilt and Gun Raffle

September 6, 2016

                                                            Quilt tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Loose Thread Quilters members, Wilma Dailey and Vonna Cole proudly display the completed queen sized 'Dresden Plate Sampler' quilt that will be raffled off at the Old Timer's Days Festival on Sept. 18, 2016, 4:30 pm, following the grand parade at the closing of the festival.

Members of the Loose Thread Quilters generously donated their fabric, time and talents to make the individual blocks and Ann Taylor at the Quilt Barn donated the quilting. A big thank you from the Peebles Lions Club and Old Timers Days Festival committee for your hard work. 

Tickets are on sale now $1 each or six for $5 and will be available during festival hours daily. The drawing will follow the grand parade on last day of the festival at the Lions booth. You do not need to be present to win.

Two winners: His or Her Gun

Gun tickets are $5 a ticket. The drawing for gun is held following the grand parade at the Lions booth. You do not need to be present to win; however, two winners will be drawn, first name gets choice of his or her gun and both winners must pass a background check before receiving the guns. Ruger hand guns were purchased from Thunder Ridge Gun Shop in Peebles, OH, and remain there throughout the festival. 


Steve Free Band

September 6, 2016
Steve Free Band
Sept. 16, 2016
1:30 pm

Main Stage, Peebles, OH 

Email Steve 

Old Timers Days Grand Parade

September 6, 2016

Old Timers Days Parade is at 3 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Wanted: Marching bands, organizations, horses, floats, antique and classic cars are wanted for the parade.

Parade participants may enter parade line up on Simmons Avenue in front of Peebles Police Department entering from Old State Route 32 at 12:30 p.m. Float and horse judging is at 2:00 p.m. Car Show awards are at 2 p.m. at O.K. Auto Part parking lot. These cars will enter the parade from Vine Street.

Float categories include:

  1.  Open Theme
  2.  Best of Theme
  3.  Most Attractive
  4.  Best Religious
  5.  Best Commercial


Horse Parade Categories

September 6, 2016

Judging is Sunday, September 18 at 2:30 pm
Grand parade kick off is 3 pm on Simmons Ave., Peebles, OH 


1st & 2nd places

Best Dressed Western Male

Best Dressed Western Female

Best Dressed Western Youth Male

Best Dressed Western Youth Female

Best Dressed Costume Rider

Best Dressed Old Time Representative

Best Draft Hitch (Team)

Best Draft Hitch (Single)

1st place only

Youngest Boy Rider

Youngest Girl Rider

Oldest Rider or Driver

Farthest Distance Traveled to Parade

Photo of Haivan Martin


5K Run/Walk

September 6, 2016

Old Timers Days 5K Walk/Run
Contact Steve Johnson at 937-386-3946

The annual Old Timers Days 5K Run is Sept. 17, 2016, sponsored by Christian Missionary Fellowship church.

Participants may register in advance and receive a free t-shirt. The 5K walk/run will begin on Rarden Road at Bob Malcolm’s lot, 217 Rarden Road, Peebles, Ohio and travel down Portsmouth Road and participants will return to Malcolm's lot. Following the race, winners will be announced!

If you can't participate in the race consider becoming a sponsor for someone who is racing. All proceeds go to CMF fund.


Baked Goods Auction

September 6, 2016
Who will be this years top baker in the Old Timers Days Baked Goods Contest? The contest usually held on Friday evening will move to Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Bakers can drop off their baked goods and candies at the Peebles Lions (scout) building at 175 Charlotte Avenue, Peebles, OH, between 1-4 pm. All items will be auctioned off at the main stage at 5:30 pm with Sam Bolender.
The festival theme is “Autumn Splendor” for those who are entering a best of theme category. Judging is based on flavor, texture and appearance. There are two divisions, adults 16 years and over and youth between 5-15 years. There will be one overall winner who will receive $50, a ribbon, and bragging rights for the coming year as Peebles best baker. Adult first place winners receive a ribbon and $20 in each category and second place winner receives a ribbon and $10. Youth receive a ribbon and $15 for first and $10 for second place.

Please show your support; all auction proceeds go to the Peebles Lions Club funds.
For more information visit Old Timers Days website or Jessica Houchen at 937-587-2156.

Youth categories include:
  1. Cookies
  2. Cake/Cupcakes
  3. Brownies
  4. Open Category
Adult categories include:
  1. Berry or Jam Cake
  2. Nut Cake
  3. Specialty Cake (includes cream and cheesecakes)
  4. Best Decorated Cake
  5. Fruit Pie
  6. Specialty Pie
  7. Cookies (13)
  8. Brownies (13)
  9. Ay yeast product.
  10. Homemade Candy
  11. Anything Goes (Open Category)

Nominations for Old Timers Days Couple

September 5, 2016
Nominations are closed for 2016
Old Timer's Days Couple
It's time for nominations for Old Timers Days Couple. Write a detailed, meaningful letter about the couple you'd like to nominate and be willing to read it on stage at the festival during opening ceremonies.
For a couple to be eligible for this honor, one of the two must be at least 65 years old and nominated by a relative or friend in a letter telling about their achievements and their support of our town of Peebles. The letters are taken out of town so impartial judges can select the winners.
Send your letters to: OTD Couple, P.O. Box 243, Peebles, Ohio 45660. Deadline: Letters postmarked by September 1st. The winners family will be notified a week before the festival begins and as always we will announce the couple on stage during opening ceremony on Festival Thursday.
I recently pulled out an old tabloid in the Scout Building and it listed some of our Old Timers Days Couples of the past and they include: 1991, Lavone and Burneda Bailey; 1990, Warren and Inda Thomas; 1989, Mark and Edith Ryan; 1988 Jesse and Thelma Thompson; 1987, Noel and Pearl Lindamood; 1986, Merle and Flora Foster; 1985, Julius and Ethel Phillips; 1984, Dawson and Myrtle Blythe, 1983, Dana and Mildred Syphers; 1982, Floyd and Mae McCoy; 1981, Forrest and Fannie Nichols; 1980, John and Hazel Walker; 1979, Ottis and Faye Swisshelm; 1978, Will and Ocie Ryan; and 1977, Mr and Mrs. Ebert Auston. 2015 Rick and Sally Cunningham

Craft House Vendors Wanted

September 5, 2016
If you are an artist or craftier interested in setting up at the Old Timers Days Festival Craft House contact Marie Palmer at 937-587-3749 or Mary Forman at 937-798-1108. A vendors spot is $40 for 4 days - September 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2016, you receive a spot for 1 table and 2 chairs.


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