(74th annual Niland Sportsman and Tomato Festival)…The 3 day Festival starts Friday.
The theme this year is The Green Pathway; Renewable Energy. The Festival is held at the Niland Chamber of Commerce. The 3-day event will feature Schoeppner Shows Carnival Rides, Games, Food, Live Entertainment, the Queen Contest, the every popular Tomato Packing Contest, Parade, Pancake Breakfast. The Parade will be held Saturday starting at 10:00 am. It will begin at Commercial and 6th Street and end on Isis, by the school. The Grand Marshall this year, Ernest and Gladine Daker. On Super bowl Sunday, a big screen will be set up so as not to miss any of the action. Opening ceremonies will be Friday at 5:00 pm. The American Legion Post 597 will conduct a Posting of the Flags. After that, everything opens. At 6:30 pm Friday the 2014 Royalty will be introduced.