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Costume contest entries must check-in by noon at 701 Main Street to register, no preregistration needed, on either May 14th or May 15th.  At registration, entries will receive a postcard with their entry number and Main Street shops they must go-to and present their costumes during festival hours.  Family friendly costumes ONLY.

Costumes will be judged on (1) originality/creativity, (2) theme execution, and (3) overall appearance. 


The highest scoring costume contest entries for each category (child, adult, group, and pet) - will be notified after the festival and will receive a $100 cash prize.

Questions?  Call/text 479.652.9745 or email us.


Book your stay for the Old Timers Day Steampunk Festival at the Hampton Inn in Van Buren by calling 479.471.7447 and SAVE!  Make sure to tell them you are attending the Old Timers Day Festival to receive a special discount.  This hotel bosts a pool and many great guest amenities, including complimentary breakfast.