• Roger Sims, Journal Staff

Gen. Pleasonton Days offers plenty of activities this weekend

Updated: Oct 13

General Pleasonton Days has plenty of activities available over three days this weekend. Plenty of vendors, offering everything from free face painting to food to craft and gift items – will be set up on Main Street. (File photo)

PLEASANTON – The City of Pleasanton has been getting ready for the city’s main fall event: General Pleasonton Days. The three-day event begins Friday evening with a street dance and ends on Sunday morning with a community church service.

In between those two events is a Saturday packed with events and things to do.Here is the schedule of events:

Thursday, Sept. 29

Deadline at the Pleasanton Food Fair to sign up for the “Chopped” contest on Saturday on Main Street. Free to enter. Contestants are given a mystery basket of main ingredients and access to a food pantry with milk, flour, spices and other items. Contestants bring a grill, pots and pans and cooking utensils. Winner receives a fire pit with a grilling grate and cover.

Friday, Sept. 30

9 p.m. to midnight – Retroactive, an ‘80s cover band band kicks off the celebration on Main Street. Blue Dog Wine Co., will be selling wine at the event.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Vendors and booths along Main will be open beginning after the parade until 4 p.m. Free face-painting, crafts, donuts, funnel cakes, t-shirts and other items will be available. Kids games will also take place on Main Street during the day.

9 a.m. – Build-A-Bird contest begins in the Pleasanton Community Building, Ninth and Main streets. Judging will take place after the parade. $10 entry fee. Businesses and organizations can use their choice of materials to build a free-standing Blu-Jay that reflect the nature of the business or organization. Top prize is $25.

10 a.m. – Flyover to signal start of the parade. Parade will start at the intersection of Sixth and Main streets. Those wanting to be in the parade should start lining up at 9 a.m.

11 a.m. – Baby Contest in the Pleasanton Community Center, Ninth and Main. Registration begins at 10:45. Age categories include 0-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-9 months, and 10-12 months. All babies need to be in a white onesie and white socks. No hair bows or writing on the onesie.

Noon – Cornhole tournament on Main Street. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a $40 per team entry fee. Winnings paid to top three teams.

Noon to 4 p.m. – A to Z Exotic Animal Adventures and Pony Rides on Main Street. Pony rides are $3

2:30 p.m. – Chopped contest on Main Street

3:30 p.m. – Pedal pulling contest on Main Street. Ages 4-13.

6 p.m. – Rodeo by Rodeo Gold Productions at the arena at Stage Lake.

Sunday, Oct. 2

11 a.m. – Community Church Service followed by luncheon at 819 Main.

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