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Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival

Date and Time: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:30pm
Event Location: 
Various locations in Ada
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The 2019 Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival will be on Saturday, Aug. 24. The festival celebrates Ada’s remarkable contribution to the sport of football, as all footballs used in the National Football League are made in Ada’s Wilson Football Factory. This is an Ada Chamber of Commerce event.

Event goers can watch footballs being made during the "Wilson Experience" and participate in activities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit. 

There will be events throughout the day for football fans of all ages and interests. Activities will begin with the annual Wilson Football Factory Garage Sale. A pre-season kick off football classic featuring Ohio Northern vs. Trine and Ada High School vs. Perry High School will be held as well as performances by the ONU and Ada marching bands. Enjoy tailgating in Depot Park, learning about the latest game ball technologies from Wilson engineers, participating in game and activities, listening to Nashville Crush and watching the ball drop.

Schedule of events:

8 a.m. to noon – Wilson Football Factory Garage Sale, 217 Liberty Street, Ada

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Pre-Season Kick Off Football Classic, marching band performances and "Wilson Experience" museum, ONU Dial-Roberson Stadium

  • 9:30 a.m. Ada Marching Band; 10 a.m. Ada High School vs. Perry High School; noon ONU Marching Band; 12:30 p.m. ONU vs. Trine

4-10 p.m. – Made in Ada Football Festival, Ada Depot Park

  • Ticket sales begin for Wilson commemorative footballs
  • Watch footballs being made at the "Wilson Experience"
  • Activities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit
  • Tailgating area that features games and raffles
  • Presentation on football design and technology by Wilson engineers, 5 p.m.
  • Nashville Crush, 7-10 p.m.

10 p.m. – Wilson football drop