German Valley Days

Dates: Friday, June 6, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014
Location:

June 6-8, GERMAN VALLEY DAYS. Ben Miller Park, Church Street, German Valley. Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 6 am to 10 pm; Sunday: 11:30 am to 6 pm. This annual hometown festival with this year’s theme “Flight into Fantasy!” offers a car show, parade, pig scramble, entertainment, pancake breakfast, pork chop barbecue, kiddie tractor pull, contests, bags tournament, paddle boat races, bingo, fireworks and more. (815-362-3671 or 815-541-0853 during the event)

Schedule of Events

Friday:

5 pm: Concessions and Vendors, Inflatable Rides and Carnival Games by Jumping Beans Inflatables; Pony Rides by the Huenefelds
5 pm: Panning for Gold
5 pm to 9 pm: Registration at Information Booth for Free Two Person Hot Air Balloon Ride sponsored by Donna Smith
5 pm: Celebration Supper in the Shelter by Silver Creek SWIFT
5:30 pm: “Run the Valley” 5K Registration
6 pm: Cash Bingo opens
6 pm: NIYB Midseason All Star Baseball Game
6:30 pm: Little Miss and Little Mister German Valley Pageant and German Valley Area’s MVP Presentation On Stage
6:45 pm: “Run the Valley” 5K Run/Walk & Mile Fun Run
7:30 pm: The “Newlywed Game” begins on stage
8 pm: NIYB Midseason All Star Baseball Game
8 pm: 5K Run/Walk Awards
8:30 pm: The “Newlywed Game” resumes on stage 

Saturday:

6 am to 10 am: German Valley EMT Pancake Breakfast at the German Valley Fire Station
7 am to 10 am: FHN Health Screening at the German Valley Fire Station
7 am to 10 am: Lions of Illinois Hearing Screening Bus sponsored by the German Valley Lions Club
9 am: German Valley Lions Car Show registration begins at 525 Church Street (across from the fire station)
9 am: Free Shuttle to Park from Car Show begins
9 am: Inflatable Rides and Carnival Games by Jumping Beans Inflatables, Panning for Gold
9 am: Pig Scramble (3 to 10 year olds) behind the Historical Museum
9 am to 10 am: Kiddie Tractor Pull Registration behind the museum
9:30 am: Euchre Tournament Registration at the German Valley Fire Station
10 am to 4 pm: German Valley Historical Museum Open
10 am: Design-A-Kite Contest judging in the park shelter
10 am: Kiddie Tractor Pull (Ages 3 to 10), Ball Diamond Infield
10 am: Concessions and Vendors, Pony Rides
10 am: Punt, Pass & Kick Registration Begins (Ages 6 to 13) Ball Diamond Outfield
10 am to Noon: Euchre Tournament at the German Valley Fire Station
10 am to 6 pm: Registration at Information Booth for Free Two Person Hot Air Balloon Ride
10:30 am: Petting Zoo provided by Kriss Wolff opens
10:30 am: Punt, Pass & Kick Begins on the Ball Diamond Outfield (Ages 6 to 13)
11 am: Cash Bingo opens
11:45 am to 12:15 pm: Car Show Participant Judging
12:30 pm: Parade Line Up and Judging
1:30 pm: Fly over by Albertus Airport Pilots
1:30 pm: German Valley Days Parade – “Flight Into Fantasy” on Church Street sponsored by the German Valley Firefighters and German Valley Ambulance Association
2:30 pm: German Valley Days Car Show Award Ceremony
2:30 pm: Pie Eating Contest in Park Shelter (age 10-18) sponsored by Christina’s Bakery
3 pm: Bags Tournament on Park Basketball Court sponsored by Arnold and Duane Collman, Monsanto Seed Dealers
3 pm to 5 pm: Archery Demonstration – Indian Trail Archers
3:30 pm to 7:30 pm: German Valley Fire Department Pork Chop Barbeque at German Valley Fire Station (Free Shuttle to and from the park)
5 pm: (WEATHER PERMITTING) Hot Air Balloon Inflation, Presentation and Tethered Rides by Eric van Est at 525 Church Street (across from fire station). In case of inclement weather, alternate location for presentation is on the Park Stage
6 pm: Exhibition baseball featuring the Valley Indians versus Stockton
6:15 pm: Little Miss and Little Mister Dance Number on stage
6:30 pm: Storyteller Richard Meeks on stage
7:45 pm: Drawing for GV Days Prizes and Free Balloon Ride
8 pm: Comedy Hypnosis by Cheryl on stage
9:30 pm: Fireworks sponsored by the German Valley Lions Boosters, Village of German Valley and Donna Smith. Best viewing from Ball Diamond. Bring chairs and blankets

Sunday:

11:30 am: Selected Concessions open at Lake Baalton
11:30 am: Community Water Fights (adults and kids) at the Fire Station sponsored by the German Valley Fire Department
1 pm to 4 pm: German Valley Historical Museum Open
1:30 pm: Shopping Cart Races to benefit the German Valley Food Pantry (across from fire station)
6 pm: Vesper Service in the Ben Miller Park

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