Friday's Guide to the Trenton Mid-Summer Festival

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels headline the main stage Friday night beginning at 9:30 p.m.

The first day of the Trenton Mid-Summer Festival can feel somewhat overwhelming. There are hundreds of things to do and see and only 11 hours to experience everything.

That's why Trenton Patch has complied a list of all the main attractions for each day of the weekend-long festival -- beginning with day one.

Friday, July 13

General Information

  • An information booth is located on the corner of St. Joseph Street and West Jefferson Avenue

Here are a some lists of entertainment, booths and activities we highlighted to keep you from missing all the good stuff.

Main Stage Entertainment

  • Rick Lieder Band from noon to 2 p.m.
  • The Stale Crackers from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Passport to Nowhere from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Chuck Tocco from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • 9:30 to 11 p.m.

Beverage Tent

  • Name That Tune from 8 to 11 p.m.

Trenton Historical Museum

The Trenton Historical Commission invites you to tour the 1881 residence of John and Sarah Moore, which now houses the Trenton Historical Museum. Members of the Historical Commission will be on hand to share their knowledge of Trenton’s rich heritage.

While there, check-out the display of spanning each decade from 1900 through 1960. Also, be sure to ask about their “Puzzle Pieces for Preservation” Campaign to raise funds to renovate the Museum. 

The museum is located at the corner of St. Joseph and Third Streets.  It will be open Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m

Can't Miss Local Booths (booth number corresponds with map found with this article)

  • Patti Nevin Your Name in Song CD booth (235)
  • Jill Howard Flower Child Herbs Soap Products (213)
  • Hal Akershoek County Candle Factory Candles (231)

Just For Kids

  • News-Herald Newspapers Kids' Korner with Children's Playmarket where kids can kids can create an array of arts & crafts, participate in activities, and win prizes. Kid's Korner can be found near the clock tower in Downtown Trenton and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Trenton Fire Department Open House where kids learn about fire safety and get a chance to handle a real fire hose. The fire station is located on the corner of West Jefferson Avenue and Maple Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Bowdler's Concession Mexican Grill: nachos, burritos, chicken and steak hoagies and fajitas
  • Bowdler's Concession Ice Cream: ice cream of many flavors
  • Jack Bain Family Concessions: fresh squeezed lemonade.
  • Del's Pizza: pizza, calzones, coke products
  • Dobo's Concessions: steak, chicken, sausage, fajitas, Coke products, home brew and bottled water
  • Huron Food Services: strudel, fruit shakes, coffee and lemonade slush
  • Mike's Concessions: cotton candy, caramel corn, popcorn, caramel apples and chips, snow cones, Coke products and water
  • Mike G's Concessions: elephant ears, pepperoni rolls, stuffed pizza, French bread pizza and Pepsi products
  • Nick's Concessions: fresh cut french fries, butterfly chips, gyros, shish-ka-bob, chicken in a pita and Pepsi products
  • Onassis Coney Island: Coney and kraut dogs, Italian sausage, chili, chili and cheese fries and Pepsi products
  • Paradise Concessions: funnel cakes, corn dogs and Coke products
  • Trenton Ice Cream Shoppe: blooming onions, Philly cheese steak and shaved ice
  • Trenton Lion's Club: hot dogs, bratwurst, nachos, popcorn, Coke products, water and lemonade
  • Unique Style Nuts: glazed roasted nuts, bagged chips, candy, bottled water, flavored water and iced tea
  • Friends of the Friendless: beer
  • Trenton Rotary Club: beer

Check back with Trenton Patch Saturday and Sunday for more Guides to the Trenton Mid-Summer Festival.

Nate Stemen July 13, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Did I miss anything you wanted to know about? Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section of this article.


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