There are still at least 125 moments over the weekend to find fun at the 125th Anniversary of Payson celebration:
Breakfast with Mayor Bob Edwards and and Town Historian Jinx Pyle
7:30 a.m., Main Street Grille
Hear stories about the haunted Journigan House. Tickets: $10 each
9 a.m., Main Street
The Red Hat Society, APS clowns, Bison Ranch Percherons, Artists of the Rim Gallery and the Community Presbyterian Church (the first church in Payson) are among several dozen entrants in the Timeline Parade.
At various points along Main Street, costumed characters (including Dick Wolfe, Penny Minturn, Parry Morton and Marguerite Young) will descend from floats to spend the morning regaling parade-watchers with stories and historic action scenes of Payson and the West.
Author and cowboy Jinx Pyle will be at his store, Git A Rope, telling tales.
Shelley Wayland will give tours of the old Stewart Home, now, Body Elegance Day Spa.
Old-Fashioned Cake Walk
11 a.m., in front of the Womans Club
There will be a contest for the best-decorated cakes.
Categories are: Best Western Heritage Cake, Best "Fun" Kids Cake, Best "Classic Decoration" and Best Professional or Commercial Entry.
A traditional cake walk will follow.
Tickets are $2 per round for the chance to take home a cake.
Music at Pioneer Park
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., NW corner of Main and McLane
Kate and Sue will perform and also be masters of ceremonies for the costume contest.
Heritage Costume Judging will take place at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park Categories: authentic and reproduced.
Silent Auction of Logo ArtView art, Artists of the Rim Gallery on Saturday.
The Heritage Quilt Show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, in the historic Rock Building at Julia Randall Elementary School.
Nearly 100 quilts dating from the 1880s to the 1980s will be showcased at the Third Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup.
At 2 p.m., Karen Housner, a certified quilt appraiser will present "The Care and Feeding of Treasured Quilts."
The $2 show admission includes the lecture. Children under five are free.
Raffle tickets for the quilt especially designed and quilted for the 125th are $1 each or six for $5
Art in the Park
10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Green Valley Park
The show features the Western art of many local artists.
Western Heritage Festival at Green Valley Park
- Authors of the West will be on hand to tell stories and sign their books.
Authors include Jay Kemp, Gerri Sanders, Daughters of the Gila County Pioneers and Leland Hanchet.
- Games for children and teens:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Western Village near the Haught cabin
Youths can build a hanging mobile, make paper quilt squares and play with Lincoln Logs.
2 to 7 p.m. Youths can enter sack and wheelbarrow race,s plus hula-hoop contests.
10:30 a.m. Johnny Richards
11 a.m. Lee Silby
11:30 a.m. Eddie Armer
Youth will have a chance to dance at noon.
12:30 p.m. The Ellington Family
1 p.m. The Ron Gibson Band
1:30 p.m. Joe Miracle
- Mini Mystique Horse Drill Team
1:30 p.m. Performance is near the bandstand.
- Old Fashioned Jam session and KCMA radio live remote
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the bandstand
Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and play, just as they did when Payson was younger.
- Quilt Cake: It will be on display in the afternoon near the bandstand.
- Barbecue Mystery Dinner
5:30 p.m., at the bandstand
Eat dinner and watch a fine acting troupe and try to decide who murdered Zane Grey's chef.
Tickets: $10 each
7 p.m., at the big lake near the museum
Anyone who wishes to may light a candle and set it afloat for a small donation.
Heritage Quilt Show
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, in the historic Rock Building at Julia Randall Elementary School
Nearly 100 quilts dating from the 1880s to the 1950s will be showcased at the Third Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup.
At 2 p.m., Karen Housner, a certified quilt appraiser will present "Old Quilt Tops: To Quilt or Not" at 2 p.m.
$2 show admission includes the lecture. Children under five are free.
Raffle of the special quilt designed for the 125th celebration.
The fun moves to the Payson Event Center Sunday.
There is no gate fee for any of Sunday's events at the event center across from the Mazatzal Casino, however, the 125th is donating the proceeds to the Payson Humane Society.
12:15 p.m. Dutch Oven cooking demonstrations from an authentic chuckwagon.
Tickets, $15 for the dinner that will be served at 5:15 p.m.
1 p.m. Dressage and Jumping Exhibition
1:30 p.m. Icelandic Horse Demonstration
1:45 p.m. Driving Exhibition by the Bison Percheron Hitch
2:15 p.m. Ranch Horse Exhibition
3 p.m. Barrel and Pole Bending Exhibition
3:30 p.m. Little ones, between the ages of 5 and 7, can mutton-bust.
There is a $10 fee. Sign up ahead of time at Chapman Auto Center.
Cowboy Action Shooters and Mounted Shooters will show what they can do.
There will also be a K-9 demonstration.
3:45 p.m. Cowboy Action Shooters
4:15 p.m. Mounted Shooters Demonstration
4:45 p.m. K-9 Demonstration