For the 100th time, the Bone Gap Chowder Grounds will be buzzing once again come Aug. 10.
The 100th Annual Bone Gap Chowder will have patrons busy throughout the day, beginning with a garden tractor pull at 9 a.m.
Bryan Dale Headley, also known as the Singing Blacksmith, will be performing at the chowder from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., demonstrating the almost lost art of blacksmithing. He will also sing and deliver a special program for patrons at 2:30 p.m.
Also beginning at 10 a.m., the train depot in Bone Gap will be open for tours until noon. Bernard Von Almon, a Bone Gap resident and former railroad worker, will be guiding the tours, giving information about the station as well as his own experiences working there.
Registration for the antique tractor show is slated for 10 a.m. Categories for the competition include oldest original, best restored, President’s choice and oldest. Trophies will be presented at 3 p.m.
Those seeking more information on the tractor show may contact Ron Kelsey at 618-446-3362.
At noon, steak burgers, hot dogs, soda pop and water will be for sale. After 4 p.m., pie, lemonade and iced tea will be added as well.
Kenny Mewes will be giving kid tractor and train rides, while giant inflatables will also be available for younger chowder-goers.
Vendors are currently being sought for the chowder’s craft fair. Booths will be 10 feet by 12 feet and cost $20. Vendors will be able to set up from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
For more information on the craft fair, contact Debbie Glover at 618-446-3302.
Chowder will be served at 4 p.m. No glass containers will be allowed for bulk chowder sales.