SWEA CITY - A few new performers will be on hand for the Swea City Fun Days this weekend, but the traditional favorites remain as well.
The event begins Friday evening with the North Sentral Kossuth cheerleading squad's beef pattie supper in the park from 5-7 p.m.
Bed and wagon races begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Country Inn and Loofts on 9. The pool plunge renovations group will host "toilet races" following the bed races.
The evening wraps up with a dance at LaRow's Bar and Grill, with the band "Down to Earth" performing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday's festivities kick off with the parade at 11 a.m. Following the parade are the traditional favorites of free watermelon feed, dunk tank, bouncy house, carnival games and happy train rides for the children. There is also a "massages for munchkins," sponsored by the pool plunge renovation group until 1 p.m. Massages are $1 per minute.
For the adults, there is the quilt show at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, a tour of historical houses around town, and the second annual antique and classic tractor show at Looft's on 9. Numerous food vendors will also be on hand in the park.
At noon, the Class of 2014 is hosting a "car smash" at the Brand FX lot west of the park. For younger students, there is "Jim Jays" magic show at 12:15 and a marionette show at 12:45 p.m.
At 1 p.m., the pools opens for free swimming, along with the pedal tractor pull, sponsored by the Betterment Club.
A special guest to Swea City Fun Days is the Ugandan Orphans choir from Africa. They will be singing from 1:30-2 p.m., with an additional performance Sunday morning following church services in the park.
At 4 p.m., a demolition derby will be held north of Swea City on Road P30.
From 6-8 p.m., Big John and the Spare Parts will perform in front of the Country Inn and Loofts on 9. The evening wraps up with another street dance with the "Rhythmicure Band" from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The Fun Days wraps up Sunday with 10 a.m. church services in the park, and lunch in the park at 11:30 a.m.
Free swimming will be offered again Sunday afternoon from 1-5 p.m.