The award-winning classic rock act, The Guess Who, will be the feature act for the annual Chingawassa Days Saturday night concert.
The group, which dominated top-40 radio in the late 1960s and 1970s, will be performing classic hits such as “American Woman,” “No Time,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “UnDun,” “These Eyes,” “Laughing,” “Clap for the Wolfman” and more.
To help promote the annual festival, the Marion Chingawassa Day Committee has created a Web site. The address is www.chingawassa.com. The site contains more information on The Guess Who and the activities for this year’s festival, scheduled for June 2-4. It also offers the history of the event, past bands and links to related sites.
Activities planned for the weekend include long-time favorites such as the Marion National Bank barbecue, a horseshoe-pitching tournament, Kansas Anvil Shooters, Central National Bank bingo and watermelon feed, Tampa State Bank bed race, along with various entertainment acts, amusements and rides.
In addition, recent attractions such as the motorcycle poker run, St. Luke Hospital Dinky Duck Race, Marion Police Department dodgeball tournament, and Texas Hold’Em tournament, will be joined by new events such as a rock-paper-scissors tournament, a quilt show and “Chingawassa Idol.”
A recent favorite, the Extreme Rhino Challenge, will also return with prelims on Thursday and finals on Friday.
Ticket prices will remain the same as a year ago. An admission button for all Chingawassa Days activities, including the Saturday night concert, Friday night barbecue, Rhino Challenge Finals and “Chingawassa Idol” competition will cost $20. This price will be available from the date buttons go on sale April 15, through Friday, May 26. On May 27, the button price will be $30.
A group discount is available prior to May 27 for purchases of more than 20 buttons at one time. Group purchases of 20 or more will receive the buttons at $18 each.
Those not wishing the all-access button may purchase a wristband, which will gain them entrance to the park for Saturday activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only. The cost of the wristband will be $5.
Last year, more than 60 Chingawassa Rhinos were adopted by persons in and around Marion. The Chingawassa Committee is encouraging Rhino owners to decorate them for all holidays, including Chingawassa Days