The annual St. Joseph Bazaar begins Friday with the traditional box-lunch delivery.

Hundreds of these spaghetti specialties are available for pick-up or delivery between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. As stomachs get full and excitement builds for the events to take place at the bazaar grounds that night, friends and families unite to head down to St. Joseph for an old-fashioned midway and spaghetti dinner.

The dinner will boast handcrafted fried chicken, spaghetti, sauerkraut and pork, green beans and much more.

In addition to the midway, a petting zoo, bounce house, animal fair, bingo and more will be available.

Festivities continue Saturday. Look for special flea market hours.

St. Joseph Bazaar began more than 100 years ago as an idea by a few young girls with a common goal, to raise money for their school.

Beginning with simple crafts, the projects quickly grew to a much-larger endeavor.

Throughout the years the bazaar has raffled some interesting items. In 1952, Frank Mayor won a bale of cotton and J.P. Nabholz won an automatic shotgun. While the prizes are great for many, the memories are what truly last.