March 24, 1869 would see the Village of Ovid come to life. With our settlers from Seneca Falls County New York. During those days, you could find a flour mill, lumber mill foundry sawmill, as well as other retail businesses and hotels. The most well-known business was the carriage manufacturing company owned by Schafield and Danforth.
Our annual festival celebrates our industrious heritage every September. Most notably the manufacturing of the carriage. Carriage Days began to be observed in 1994. What was once a small event, is now a 3-day festival that runs through the Main Street of Ovid, our newly appointed City.
Come on out to see what our friendly town has to offer. You will be impressed with the local businesses, friendly people, and sites of Ovid.
We look forward to meeting!
Ovid Carraige Days Grand Marshals
1994 Honorary: Village of Ovid Presidents 1963-1994
1995 Evelyn Jenks
1996 Larry & Margo Martin
1997 Dick & Mary De Pond
1998 Mary Myers & Clare Alderman
1999 Dr. Louis & Charlotte Tempstra
2000 Loona Swender & Charles Palen
2001 Harold & Kay Goodrich
2002 Harold & Nancy Herer
2003 Mitch & Joann Das
2004 Audry Bancroft & Al Orneles
2005 Gary & Carol Garlock
2006 The Ferden Family
2007 Doug & Marie Van Deusen
2008 Harvey & Doris Darling
2009 Mike & Dee Obryant
2010 Richard & Bonnie Ehlert
2011 Gib & Beverly Bovan
2012 Tony Sinicropi & Elaine Michutka
2013 Charlie Moore & Mary Gallagher
2014 Barb Galehouse & Norm Martin
2015 Hazel & Dick Grinnell
2016 Ofelia Padilla & Bruce Wiegel