Talmage begins its town festival Saturday at 6 a.m. with a sausage, biscuits and gravy breakfast served by the American Legion Junior Auxiliary.
A fishing derby at Gritzka Lake for 3- to 14-year-old children will begin at 8:30. Kids need to bring their own pole and bucket. Prizes will be awarded according to age groups for the largest number of fish, the longest fish and other things.
There will be a cake walk at the library begining at 10 a.m., and a waterslide and a game carousel will be at the park.
Food prepared by Country Catering and served by the American Legion Auxiliary and the Talmage Library is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Paul’s Cemetery at 50th and Q Roads two miles east of town will be the site of a Civil War Veteran’s headstone dedication at 11 a.m.
In the afternoon, from 1-3 p.m., an encampment and living history demonstrations will take place at the park, put on by the Sons of Union Veterans Civil War.
Beginning at 2 p.m., young children can enjoy face painting and digging for coins in sawdust.
At 1 p.m. in the Community Building, presenters from Raptor Recovery Nebraska will educate people about the Bird Recovery Program.
Following that will be a quilt show presented by Sue Brown and her husband called “When my husband takes over your sewing room.”
At 3 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ will have a program by Sticks & Stones Creative Ministry.