The Mt. Auburn Picnic is running from Thursday August 4th through Saturday the 6th. This year the Village of Mt. Auburn is celebrating the 130th anniversary of the picnic and is ready to give the public a weekend to remember. Leann Allison, President of the Mt. Auburn Picnic said that this picnic will have some new features to it along with some old ones to make it fun for everyone and help the celebration continue to thrive. One of the new features this year is the Talent Show.
Allison said one of the staple events that the Mt. Auburn Picnic continues to have is their Soapbox Derby, which will take place Saturday afternoon this year. She also said that she knows there are cars for sale in the area, and they also have four or five pre-made cars for kids who want to race but don't have one.
Allison said that one of the reasons why the celebration has been around for so long and why it could be around for much longer is because of the volunteers who work hard to get it going and the visitors because without attendees, the picnic wouldn't have a reason to continue. More information on the Mt. Auburn Picnic can be found on Facebook at Mt. Auburn Farmers Picnic. Allison appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.