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Town & Country Days

May 16-19 2024

About the Series:

Carnival Information

Sparta Town and Country Days are full of family-friendly fun! Compete in the hay bale toss competition, watch the parade, and enjoy the carnival! It's a great way to celebrate our history while bringing our community together! Come check it out and participate in one of Sparta's favorite traditions!

Advanced Daily Armband Sale:

Buy Saturday's armband 20% off when you buy online in advance! (ends at midnight the night before the Festival starts) Get yours today at:  

Carnival Hours and Ride Pricing:

Friday: 3-10pm ($20 Daily Unlimited Armband)

Saturday: 12-11pm ($25 Daily Unlimited Armband)

Sunday: 12-6pm ($20 Daily Unlimited Armband)

Tickets are also available (4 for $5) onsite at the carnival.

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Town & Country Days Schedule of Events
May 16-19, 2024

Thursday, May 16:

  • Family Farm Night in Rogers Park, 152 N State St. 

    • Food Trucks (4-8)

      • Grand Traverse Pie Company​

      • Juicy Weiners

      • The Nuts Guy

      • Grumpy's Food Truck

      • Sugary Snowballs

    • Petting Zoo, Farm Animals, Kid's Games, & Bounce Houses (5-8)​

    • Michigan Mafia String Band (5-8)

    • Local Businesses and Organizations Hosting Activities (5-8)

      • A&B Mechanical - Cake Walk

      • Don Scott Team from Five Star Reality - Carnival Games

      • General Formulations - Kids Fishing Game

      • Ivy Rehab - Popcorn & Kid's Activity

      • Scarffe Chiropractic - Ring Toss

      • Sparta Hunting & Fishing Club - Ring the Antlers

      • Sparta Nazarene/United Methodist/ City Church VBS - VBS Sign-Up

      • Sparta SDA Church - Kids Game, Adult Giveaways, VBS Sign-up

      • Sparta UMC - VBS Photobooth and free popcorn

      • That ONE Team Robotics - See what the team does and sign up to join

      • Don Scott Team from Five Star - Sucker Pull

      • Wash Wizards Pressure Washing - Giveaway

      • Howard Christensen Nature Center

      • Intandem Credit Union - Prize wheel and corn hole game

      • Sowing Seeds Child Care Center

      • Sparta Education Foundation - Kid's Rock Painting

      • Impact Martial Arts - Demo

      • Serenity Wellness Chiropractic - Lucky Duck Pond

    • Common Gentry Carriage Company Carriage Rides (5-8) 

      • $5 per person for ages 3+​

    • Humane Society (6-8)

    • Haybale Toss (6:00) 

    • Dog Show (6:30-7:30)

  • Historical Commission Research Center & Military Museum, 71 N Union, Open (5-8)


Friday, May 17:


Saturday, May 18:

  • Apple Blossom Market, 201 E Division (10-4)

    • Shop from dozens of artisan vendors!​

  • Sparta Center Church (formerly Sparta Baptist) Open & Refreshments, 38 S State St. (10-after Parade)

    • Restrooms open to the public​ starting at 10 am

    • Hotdogs and refreshments are available starting at 10:30 am

  • Parade, State St to E Division (11)

    • Featuring the Scottville Clown Band plus local businesses and organizations! ​

    • Grand Marshall - Tim Driscoll

  • Scottville Clown Band Musical Performance in Rogers Park, 152 N State St. (12-1:30)​​

  • Lion's Chicken Dinner in the Civic Center, 75 N Union (11:30-2)

    • Get a half chicken cooked over charcoal, pork BBQ, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, and water, for only $12!​

  • Train Depot, 258 S Elm St, Open (11-5)

  • Carnival, 182 Olmstead St. (12-11)

  • Earth Day Every Day at Myer School House, 16 W 13 Mile Rd (12-2)

    • Plant wildflowers, paint a pot, and take a plant home.


Sunday, May 19:

2024 Grand Marshall - Tim Driscoll

The Grand Marshall for this year's Sparta Town & Country Days is Tim Driscoll. A Graduate of Sparta High School Class of '84, Tim has quietly busied himself in numerous projects from which many of us benefit. In business, Tim takes the lead in several ventures that include: Driscon, a construction and consulting company operating here in Sparta since 2006; Sundaes in the Park, a perennial local favorite; Champs Bar & Grill in Coopersville; a drywall installation business located in Grand Rapids; and more recently, the Sparta Bowling Alley.

As to community service, Tim, along with others, took a lead role in establishing the Sparta Area Recreation Authority, which in turn led the drive to plan, fund, and build Sparta's Sports Complex. At the same time, he has spent the last 18 years working with Sparta's little league baseball program - 16 of those years as president. In addition, Tim has served on Kent County Health's Food Advisory Committee, Sparta Area Schools Board, Sparta's Downtown Development Authority, and the Planning Commission. Many of us also remember Driscon's contributions in desgining the new "Shorty's Monument" recently added to the Lamoreaux Brothers Veterans Memorial Park.

Tim, for all of this and more, your friends and neighbors, the citizens of Sparta, honor your many contributions and thank you for all you've added to the long list of reasons we love to call this village our home. 

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