WAYLAND — Plans are underway for “Heritage and Homecoming Days” in the city of Wayland, with an emphasis being placed on food, music, arts and crafts, and local authors and artists.
The gathering will take place Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1.
The celebration of Wayland’s heritage will get underway with a performance by classic rock band, Idle Time, from 6 to 10 p.m., Aug. 31. There will also be an ice cream social, in the Fountain Room of the Wayland Historical Society, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Things get started early the next day, with a country breakfast at James W. Alley Masonic Lodge 869, beginning at 8 a.m.
Registration for a cornhole tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the event getting underway at 10 a.m. An open mike concert will follow at 11 a.m.
The afternoon will be busy, with an auction and reflections of Wayland schools starting at 1 p.m., followed by a cruise-in by the Good Ole Boys Car Club at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., “Elvis” will take the stage for a special concert.
In the evening, attendees can dance the night away to the sounds of Long Shot, from 7 to 11 p.m. Then, the festival will end with a bang, as the city of Wayland sponsors a fireworks show, presented by Pyrotechnic Display.