Survival Days started in 1985 when Highway 56 through town was closed for construction. Highway 56 is the main thoroughfare for West Concord, so when it was closed, the viability of local businesses was severely threatened.
Since then, the highway has been closed numerous times and businesses and residents have learned to roll with the inconvenience and loss of business. And they celebrate their survival with the town’s annual festival, Survival Days.
This year, activities scheduled include softball, volleyball, basketball, and beanbag tournaments, city wide garage sales, a Saturday-night dance, firework, food stands and a beer garden, a garden tractor pull, a 5K color run, music, fireworks, a burrito breakfast, a classic car and bike show, a treasure hunt at the local swimming pool, a bounce house, a mud bog, a clown, an excavator rodeo, a pie and ice cream social, a parade, a water fight, and more.For the complete schedule and more details, visit the West Concord Survival Days Facebook Page.