German Valley Days

Dates: Friday, June 9, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 9-11, GERMAN VALLEY DAYS. Ben Miller Park, Church Street, German Valley. Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 7 am to 10 pm; Sunday: 10 am to Noon. This annual hometown festival offers a car show, parade, entertainment, pancake breakfast, pork chop barbecue, 5K Run/Walk, inflatable rides, contests, concessions, petting zoo, kiddie tractor pull, fireworks and more. (815-362-3671)



5:00 p.m. Concessions & Vendors, Pony Rides by Huenefelds; Inflatable Rides & Carnival Games by Jumping Beans Inflatables; Oak Ridge Ranch Amusements, Inc.

5:00 p.m. Panning for Gold

5:00 p.m. Dunk Tank Sponsored by German Valley Summer Rec

5:00 p.m. Celebration Supper in the shelter by the Silver Creek SWIFT

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Open Coloring for all ages at the Information Booth

5:30 p.m. Deadline for submission of “Bucket of Junk” entries for judging

6:30 p.m. Little Miss & Mister German Valley Pageant; German Valley Area’s Most Valuable Person Award Presentation; Announcement of “Bucket of Junk” winners onstage

7:30 p.m. “Trivia Wars Game Show” onstage


7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Silver Creek ACTS Ministries at the German Valley Fire Station, 600 Church Street

7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Free FHN Health Screenings at the fire station (must fast eight hours for glucose testing).

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. “Run the Valley” 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Registration & Packet Pick-Up at German Valley Grade School, 200 Rock City Road

8:00 a.m. “Run the Valley” 5K & Fun Run begin at German Valley Grade School

8:30 a.m. Registration for Antique Tractor Show at 310 Church Street

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Open Coloring for all ages at the Information Booth

9:00 a.m. German Valley Lions Car Show registration begins at 525 Church Street (across from fire station)

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Show sponsored by German Valley Golden Eagles 4-H Club

9:00 a.m. Free Shuttle to Park from Car Show & Tractor Show begins

9:00 a.m. Inflatable Rides & Carnival Games by Jumping Beans Inflatables, Panning for Gold, Oak Ridge Ranch Amusements, Inc.

9:00 a.m. Pig Scramble (Ages 3 – 10) behind Historical Museum, 805 Church Street

9:30 a.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull Registration at the ball diamond

9:30 a.m. Euchre Tournament Registration at the fire station

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. German Valley Historical Museum open

10:00 a.m. Deadline for submitting Coloring Contest entries at Information Booth

10:00 a.m. Concessions, Vendors & Pony Rides, Dunk Tank open

10:00 a.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull (ages 3 – 10) on ball diamond infield

10:00 a.m. – Noon Euchre Tournament at the fire station

10:30 p.m. Coloring Contest judging sponsored by New Hope Veterinary Clinic

10:30 a.m. Petting Zoo provided by Kriss Mulder opens

11:00 a.m. Around the World (in GV) Basketball Shooting Contest at park basketball court

11:30 a.m. Grass Attack, Bluegrass/Newgrass Band, onstage

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Car Show Participant Judging

12:30 p.m. Parade Line-Up

1:30 p.m. Fly Over by Albertus Airport Pilots (weather permitting)

1:30 p.m. German Valley Days “Buckets of Fun” Parade on Church Street

2:30 p.m. Hacky Sack by Andy Linder

2:30 p.m. German Valley Days Car Show Awards Ceremony

2:30 p.m. Pie Eating Contest in shelter (18 & under; 19 & above) sponsored by Christina’s Bakery, German Valley

2:30 p.m. Singer/Song Writer Adam Linder onstage (some seating provided)

3:00 p.m. Bags Tournament on park basketball court sponsored by Duane Collman, Monsanto Seed Dealer

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sandy’s Face Painting & Balloons in park shelter

3:00 p.m. Tractor Show Tractor Games, 310 Church Street

3:30 p.m. McNulty Irish Dancers onstage

3:30 – 7:30 p.m. German Valley Fire Department Pork Chop Barbeque at the fire station (free shuttle service to and from park)

4:30 p.m. Jason Kollum, Juggler and Stilt Walker, onstage

5:00 p.m. Zack Percell of TNZ Magic Magic onstage

6:15 p.m. Little Miss & Mister Dance Number onstage

7:00 p.m. Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos onstage

8:00 p.m. Drawing for GV Days Raffle Prizes

8:15 p.m. Felix & Fingers Resume

9:15 – 9:45 p.m. Transition Time ~ Move from Park to Lake Baalton

9:45 p.m. Fireworks in the Lake Baalton Area sponsored by the German Valley Lions Boosters, Village of German Valley & Donna Smith. Bring chairs and blankets. Parking available on the Leonard Hitz property, 525 Church Street

Sunday, JUNE 11

10:00 a.m. “Festival of Praise” Community Worship Service at the Ben Miller Park.

1:00 p.m. Dodge Ball Tournament sponsored by the German Valley Firemen at the fire station. The public is invited.