Free old-fashioned kids’ games to be held at Hootin an Hollarin 4:30 p.m. Saturday


A young competitor gives his finest effort to win the 2017 watermelon seed spitting title. The watermelon seed spitting contest is a popular event during the free old-fashioned kids’ games on Saturday.

Take advantage of some free fun for the kiddos at this year’s Hootin an Hollarin old-fashioned kids games. Volunteer Kerrie Zubrod will be heading up a whole mess of “Fun from the old school”-style games and competitions at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Amyx building, across the street from Gainesville City Hall off the northwest corner of the square. There’s no entry fee and no need to pre-register; all equipment will be provided. Just show up ready for a little silliness and a whole lot of fun. Kids, 10 and under, are welcome to participate in any or all games. The line-up changes from year to year but usually includes  hula-hoop contests, a stick horse race, kids (not frogs) frog-jumping races, rubber band gun shoots, a seed-spitting contest and a “nosey ring” contest, where contestants attempt to swing a ring tied to a rope onto a carved man’s nose. 

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