108th Canton Labor Day Celebration Aug. 29 — Sept. 1

Aug 27, 2014

The oldest Labor Day celebration in the south returns to Canton for the 108th year beginning Aug. 29.

Expect a weekend full of cotton candy, carnival rides, classic cars, old fashioned music and clogging and more during Canton's largest event of the year, which kicks off with Pickin' in the Park on the stage at the recreation park. There will be a classic car show, cornhole tournament, southern gospel and musical performances by Gold Heart, Aaron Burdett, The Folsom Prison Gang and Joe Lasher Jr.

Among the many participating in the county's only Labor Day parade Sept. 1. will be contestants from the Miss Labor Day Pageant and the age division winners of the Little Miss and Mr. Labor Day Pageant.


Labor Day Celebration Schedule of Events

Friday, Aug. 29

7 — 10 p.m.: Pickin' in the Park featuring Vintage Country band and Southern Appalachian and Smokey Mountain Stompers

Saturday, Aug. 20

10 a.m. — 2 p.m.: Classic car show

2:30 — 10 p.m.: Musical performances

3:30 — 6:30 p.m.: Cornhole tournament with cash prize

Sunday, Aug. 31

2 — 5 p.m.: Southern gospel music with performances by Ila Knight, His Mercies, Purpose Quartet and Faithful Witness with Tyler Nations as emcee.

6 p.m.: Contemporary youth music with performances by Faith Under Fire, Rocky Face Baptist Youth Choir and Crestview Baptist Church Drama Team.

Monday, Sept. 1

10 a.m.: Labor Day Parade in downtown Canton

12:50 p.m.: Introduction by Mayor Mike Ray

12:55 p.m.: Miss Labor Day Pageant winner Molly Mann

1 p.m.: Angie's Dance Academy

1:30 p.m.: Matthew Curry

2:15 p.m.: Music Works

2:50 p.m.: Cold Mountain Bluegrass

3:40 p.m.: Smokey Mountain Stompers

4 p.m.: Fines Creek Flatfooters with Vintage Country

5 p.m.: J Creek Cloggers with Heart of the South

6 p.m.: Stoney Creek Cloggers with Carolina Misty

7 p.m.: Green Valley Cloggers with Stampede Band

8 p.m.: Southern Appalachian Clogger with Jerico Hill Band

9 p.m.: Southern Mountain Fire with Mile High

Sponsors of the event include Champion Credit Union, Evergreen Packaging, McGill Associates, Ken Wilson Ford, Moss Sign Co. Inc., RN&M Engineers, Patton, Morgan & Clark Insurance Agency, Gahagan, Black & Associates, PLLC, Southern Software, Inc., and Dick Palmore & Family.