Good Times in Goodrich to return in August



GOODRICH — The Good Times will roll again in the Village of Goodrich.

After canceling Good Times in Goodrich last year due to COVID-19, the planning committee is excited for the return of the festival on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Goodrich Commons Park, 8038 Clarence St.

“It’s very exciting to see the level of interest,” said Chairman Jennie McKenzie. “Everybody is pretty keen to get out and do stuff this summer, so there is quite a bit of interest.”

The festival is the primary fundraiser for Goodrich Festivals & Events, a community-based, nonprofit organization that supports local families in need, scholarships, school booster clubs and village beautification.

Festivities include a parade, car show, entertainment tent, cornhole tournament, food trucks, craft/ vendor tent and kid zone activities.

The kid zone will feature bouncy castles, putt putt golf, face painting, music and more. An all-day pass costs $5.

Parade Chairman Christie Powell is still registering parade units. Registration forms are available at goodrichfestival.com/events-forms/.

Units will begin lining up at 10 a.m. with the larger entries starting at Goodrich High School. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., proceeding down Hegel Road.

Smaller parade units will join the procession at Shuman Drive, so spectators are advised to view the parade from Shuman Drive eastward to Clarence Street.

Parade units will include the Genesee County Sheriff Office, several bicycle and walking groups, the Goodrich High School cheer team and marching band, Atlas Township and Grand Blanc Township fire departments, Goodrich GSRP, Ken’s Redi-Mix, First Baptist Church, R&R Marble & Granite, Michigan Mud Masters and more.

Hundreds of classic, vintage, antique and special interest vehicles will fill the festival grounds. Car show registration opens at 8 a.m. Advance registration is available online at goodrichfestival.com/car-show/. There is a $10 registration fee.

The first 200 registrants will receive T-shirts and the first 125 also will receive dash plaques.

There are 13 trophy categories this year. Awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m.

A 50/50 raffle and door prizes also are planned.

Crafters, artisans and businesses will fill the vendor tent. Vendor applications are available at goodrichfestival.com. The tent will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cornhole tournament is open to players of all skill levels, with $1,000 in prize money up for grabs. Registration opens at 1 p.m. and bags fly at 1:30 p.m. Registration costs $40 to $50 per team, which incudes entry to the entertainment tent.

The entertainment tent will have music with an ‘80s flair beginning at 3 p.m. The headliner, Square Pegz, will take the stage at 9 p.m., and the music continues until 12:30 a.m. A limited number of tickets are available for the entertainment tent. Tickets cost $5 online at goodrichfestival.com/events-forms/.