Unfortunately, the current situation has made it necessary for us to cancel the Leaf River Summer Daze Festival this year.  We are all sad about the decision, but feel that it is the best decision for everyone involved.

Welcome to the Leaf River Summer Daze 2020 Website!  It is being updated so come back often for any changes that are made.

On these pages you will find a schedule of events, entry forms, location information and more.  Website sponsored by LR Communications.

Most activities will be at the River Valley Complex (RVC)/Bertolet Memorial Library area on Friday and Saturday.  The RVC/Bertolet Memorial Library area is located across from the water tower on Main Street.

Other Locations to visit:  Bertolet Park area, on HWY 72 just west of Main St.;   Historical Museum on HWY 72 just east of Main St.

Begin with the Antique Tractor / Engine Show, the Tractor Rodeo, Chicago Tribute Anthology Band and Lions Club sponsored Fireworks on Friday ; continue with the Lions Club Car Show, Lions Club Cornbag Tournament, FFA AlumniTractor Pulls and the LR Fire Dept. Water Fights on Saturday and conclude this fun filled weekend with the Lions Club Pork Chop Dinner and enjoy the Grand Parade on Sunday.  So much to do all weekend and a variety of food!

The Historical Museum will be OPEN on Friday and Saturday at 9-4 and Sunday 12-4.  Stop in and see the history of our small town.

For the kids on Saturday: 

  • Several different games for kids to enjoy and face painting behind the Bertolet Memorial Library at 10:00 – 12:00.  Games and face painting are free, and are sponsored by the Leaf River Lions Club and the Leaf River United Methodist Church.  
  • There will also be free barrel wagon rides from 10:00 – 2:00 near the Bertolet Memorial Library, sponsored by the Leaf River Lions Club. 
  • The Bertolet Foundation is providing a bounce house and slide at the RVC at 10:00 – 2:00.

Eat your way through the weekend as you sample cold sweet Ice Cream from the Busy Beavers 4H, flavorful Italian beef from the Leaf River United Methodist Church, savory Angus burgers and big beefy hot dogs from the Boy Scouts, Louisiana Snowballs and smokey Pork Chops.  Visit the Historical Museum On HWY 72 to feed your sweet tooth with delectable baked goods on Saturday.

Leaf River Summer Daze is the place to be 5th, 6th and 7th.  Come enjoy the variety of food, great friends and lots of fun!