Into each festival a little rain must fall, and it seems that every year Harlem Township’s annual festival, Harlem Township Days, gets its fair share.
This year, however, the rain was a mild Saturday afternoon shower, just enough to thin the crowd late in the day.
In its fifth year, the township-oriented festival was held Aug. 16 and 17 at Community Park in Center Village, across from the Harlem Fire House on State Route 605.
The festivities kicked off under sunny skies in the morning with an opening parade honoring Harlem Township senior citizens over the age of 80.
The two day festival included a quilt and craft show with prizes in the firehouse community room, an agricultural show and contests in the mower shed near the front of the park, an antique tractor pull and contests with prizes both days.
As always, there were tractors and antique engines on display in the park both days. The featured event Sunday was the Duncan’s Run Car Show.