The countdown is on for the 29th annual New London Park Days celebration in New London.

The event takes place on the Ralls County Courthouse lawn Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, with the Kids Korner happening Saturday in Ruth Roy Wright Park.

Friday's highlights include the Little Mr. and Miss, Pre-Jr., Jr. Miss and Miss New London Pageants, starting at 3 p.m.

Saturday's schedule includes a baby contest and a 5K race at 8 a.m., the parade at noon, music on stage beginning at 1 p.m. and the Food, Wine and Craft Beer Festival from 2-6 p.m.

More information on New London Park Days can be found at newlondonparkdays.org.

Park Days Chairman Tiffany Coleman-Dade and Food & Wine Festival Chairman Jim Quinlin were guests on KHMO 's Talk Back: