Labor Day weekend is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers.
For hundreds of area residents, it is also a time to take in some live music and festival food. Jamestown and Findley Lake both celebrated Labor Day with their respective festivals over the weekend.
In Findley Lake, the events of the Harvest Festival ran all weekend long, but culminated Sunday with a beer tent, live performances by area musicians and the Kids Got Talent talent competition.
A crowd listens to one of the performers at the Labor Day festvities in Findley Lake.
Two for Flinching performs near the end of Jamestown’s annual Labor Day festival.
Hundreds of visitors came out to the talent show, where dancers, singers and more took the stage to showcase their talents in front of judges. With a cash prize being offered for first through fourth place, the competition brought out the best in all of the contestants. The competition was divided into two rounds, with all 12 contestants performing during both rounds. Besides the expected types of performances, audience members were also treated to surprises including a tuba rendition of the Star Wars Imperial March.
In between rounds, local country musician and judge Tyson Bowman took the stage, playing an original song as well as a medley of current hits including "Superbass" and "Call Me Maybe."
In between rounds of the talent show, visitors were free to see what the more than 30 craft vendors had to offer on Main Street.
The Jamestown Labor Day Festival ran all day Sunday, with an arts and crafts show, live music on two separate stages, magic shows, karaoke and finished the night off with a fireworks show. Musical acts at the festival included Rich Leeper and Soul Revival, Willow Creek, Total Chaos and Two For Flinching, who finished out the music for the night before letting the fireworks take center stage.