At the local Brush Valley fire hall is a town history display full of locally loaned items, constructed with the tireless help of volunteers for Brush Valley Days. What seems as a humble gesture towards heritage actually speaks volumes about this community’s tireless commitment and success in bringing back the glory of its annual festival. A recent infusion of passion and hard work have jolted energy and excitement into this most cherished community gala and Brush Valley Days is back with more zeal and greater fun than has been seen in decades. Good news for the festival and the town alike because Brush Valley Days is a real blast.
Brush Valley Days is loaded with great contests that are fun to watch, fun to participate in, and designed to bind tightly the entire community and all those involved. A spirited horseshoes competition is punctuated further by a log saw competition. Friday night brings the judging for items entered in the festival showcase. Prizes are awarded for everything from the best canned goods and best baked goods to the best linens. There is also a pumpkin carving competition and competition for best dressed scarecrow. For the kids there is a kiddie tractor pull and the festival favorite Straw Search. The Brush Valley Queen is crowned first thing Saturday Morning at the Fire Hall. Rather than in the style of a traditional pageant the Brush valley Queen is nominated largely on the basis of community involvement and it is open to all contestants 25 and older.
Events at Brush Valley Days are divided between the local fire hall and the Brush Valley Community Park and a complimentary hay ride acts as shuttle. Both the park and the fire hall are loaded with fun activities, meaning that there will be plenty of jogging between the bounce house and rides, the flea market and the craft show, the children’s activity center, and the antique tractor show. There is plenty of live music and good food through the weekend. On Friday there is square dancing and live bands play all through the day Saturday. Saturday also brings the pet parade followed by the spectacular tractor parade through town. If that wasn’t enough for a day, Saturday also caps off with a great fireworks show. Don’t miss the festival auction. Great donated antiques and handmade goods as well as many of the winning goods from the festival competitions are bidded to raise money for the next year’s festival. Sunday, the fun concludes with a car cruise.
Admission is free and Parking is free