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Jerseyville Festival Returns This Weekend

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This Saturday, area residents are invited to take a short scenic drive to Shade, Ohio, for the 9th annual Jerseyville Festival, featuring live entertainment, contests and food.

The free event, which takes its moniker from the area’s former name, is being held at the Shade Community Center, located in the old Shade School off old Route 33.

The day’s musical lineup boasts some of the region’s best talent, including Terry Efaw of McGuffey Lane and The Local Girls, along with Remember Then, Jimmy Howson, Boyd Ruth & Friends, Steve Skidmore, The Jerseyville Jammers, Jeannie Jeffers and The Swingin’ Seniors.

Other attractions include an antique tractor parade, home-cooked food, local vendors, raffles, Jerseyville Royalty Contest, kids’ activities, Cow Patty Bingo and more.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs through the afternoon. For more information, call Jerry Foster at 740-590-0408.