Jatavis Mills tries his hand at one of the numerous games at the Littleton-Lake Gaston Festival, Saturday.

After weeks of preparation by the Littleton Lions Club, the 36th Annual Littleton-Lake Gaston Festival is set to occur. On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3-4, Littleton will be the place to be for a great family outing on Labor Day weekend.

On Friday, food vendors will be setting up in time for opening at 5 p.m. Come early and eat before the street dance starts at 7 p.m. with “Brake Tyme Band” on stage in the Municipal parking lot until 10 p.m. (No alcoholic beverages allowed.) And, the carnival rides will be open.

Saturday starts at 10 a.m. a day of shopping, entertainment, eating and fun for all the family. Crafters, re-sellers and non-profit organizations will line North Main Street; and a variety of live entertainment will be on stage from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A great opportunity to stop by and visit with the local merchants and eateries too.

The Outdoor Café will be located under BB&T’s drive-through, and the Stray Cats Rod and Custom Show will be in the parking lot behind Futrell Pharmacy and BB&T.

Information Booth will have raffle tickets (21 prizes to be won!); BBQ tickets; programs; and of course, information. Raffle winners will be announced at noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday (ticket holders do not have to be present to win.)

Littleton Lions Club will be cooking 1,000 lbs barbeque which will be sold from the Pepsi Booths in sandwiches Friday night & by the pound. And, on Saturday in the BBQ Tent from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. by the plate that includes slaw, potato salad and bread, and by the pound too. Eat-out under the tent in the food court, or eat-in at the Lions Den on Ransom St.

Festival takes place right in downtown Littleton on Hwy 158. Those traveling from the north side of Lake Gaston should take Hwy 903 south to Littleton.

Festival now in its 36th year continues to promote Littleton as a place to live and do business. Littleton is known as the “Little Town with a Big Heart.”

The Littleton Lions Club sponsors this yearly event to raise money for local service organizations and Lion’s service projects.

For further information, call 252-676-5623.