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The 2012 42nd Annual Potawatomi Festival

2016 46th ANNUAL

POTAWATOMI

FESTIVAL - FAIR

 Friday ~ September 9th

Saturday ~ September 10th

Sunday ~ September 11th

 

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 115

Georgetown, IL 61846

 HOSTED BY: Georgetown Fairgrounds

 

Located at: 413 North Seminary Street, Georgetown, IL 61846

 

Now serving all of Illinois & Indiana.

Friday September 9 ~ Saturday September 10th ~ Sunday September 11th, 2016
Gate Admission is $5.00 for Adults

Children 10 under are free if they are accompanied with an adult

Gate Admission includes spectators free access to:
 

Live Entertainment
Scholarship Pageant
Baby Contest
Dog Show
Pet Parade
Line Dancers

Car Show
Potawatomi Festival Big Top Circus

 6 Big Top Circus Shows will go on through out the weekend!!!

Friday September 9th, 2016 4PM & 7PM

Saturday September 10th, 2016 11AM, 3PM & 7PM

Sunday September 11th, 2016 4PM

 Limited seating available...

 

 

 
Friday, September 9th, 2016

Scheduled Events

Free Parking is provided by the Potawatomi Festival while the Festival is being held.

                                                  Friday, September 9th, 2016

                                                 Opening Ceremony 11:00am

                                           The Georgetown's American Legion Post #203

                                           With Our Native American Elders: Stan Perry & David Bair

 

 

 

                                                                      

All Weekend Long

Children Under 10 are free with an adult present.

Larry Lovett engraver, Leather Workers, Arts, Crafts, Heritage, Flea Market, Pony Rides, Kids Court, Bounces, Teachings at The Tee-Pee, Live Music, Food Vendors, Air Brush Tattoos, Face Painting, Sons of Silence, WITY Radio, Information Booths, Circus, Fire Illinois Tomahawk Throwers Association, and Police Departments...

 

 

 

 

Be sure to fill out a Raffle Ticket to win a Gun

Raffle Tickets Sold Friday, Saturday & Sunday!!!

Gun Raffle 6:00pm Sunday September 11th, 2016

This Raffle is for a Henry 44 Magnum "Big Boy", you do not have to be present to win.

 

Children under 10 Free

Gate Admission $5.00

 

Mike Ellis & The Midnight Sons  

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Friday September 9th, 2016

 

 

Friday September 9th, 2016

 

Circus at 4:00pm

Circus at 7:00pm

 

 

Saturday September 10th, 2016

Scheduled Events

 

Saturday September 10th

Circus at 11:00am

 

 

Crissy Sparks Band

Appearing Saturday September 10th, 2016

From Noon - 2:00 PM

At the Potawatomi Festival

 

 

1:00 PM Dog Show

The Seventh Annual Dog Show & Pet Parade

Provided by: Hoosier Hooves & Hounds Rehab & Rescue

Admission $5.00 Donation

Dog Registration Starts at 12 O'Clock Noon Till 1:00 PM

Dog Show 1:15PM Followed by Pet Parade at 2:00 PM !!!

https://www.facebook.com/HoosierHoovesandHounds

Bring your Animals and Pets and Join In On All The Fun!!!

 

 

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM - On Stage ~ Bob Shifo & Friends

 

Saturday September 10th, 2016

 

Circus ~ 3:00pm

 

 

2016 QUEENS SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Saturday, September 9th, 2016

3:00pm in Pageant Building

Located at Georgetown Fairgrounds, Building #4

Contestant Ages 6 to 21 years of age.

Please Contact: Tonya at 1 217 597-8014

 

   

queen pageant contract 2016.pdf  Queen Pageant entry form 2016.pdf

Donations appreciated

A portion of the proceeds from our donations will be used for a scholarship this year.

 

 

 

Farewell To Our 2015 Queen

 

Katharyn Majors!!!

 

You Will Be Missed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ Black Rose Reception ~

Appearing at the 2016 Potawatomi Festival

Saturday September 10th, 2016 ~ 5:00pm to 7:00pm

0pm

 

 

Saturday September 10th 2016

Circus at 7:00pm

 

 Sunday September 11th 2016

Scheduled Events

 

 

Sunday September 11th, 2016

 

 

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Honorable 911 Memorial Service

In Loving Memory of all who lost their lives on 9/11/2001   

 

 

 

 

Worship Services 9:30 AM

 

Church and Gospel Jamboree

 

Revival for End Times Ministry

 

Music by: Linda Rowe & Randy Cary

 

 

 

Baby Contest

Newborn to 5 years old

12:00

baby contract 2016.pdf

                   

The Georgetown Fairgrounds

Prizes Awarded for Each Age Group!!!

Forms can be downloaded on the above PDF Links

For additional information, Please Contact:

Tonya 1 217 597-8014

 

 

Motorcycle Show

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ~ Registration

2:00 PM Motorcycle Show Starts

Patches are welcome but must be respectful, Family Orientated.

 

   

  

motorcycle show flyer.pdf            motorcycle contract.pdf

 

 

2:00 PM ~ Highway 341 - Entertainment on the Main Stage

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=highway+341+band&&view=detail&mid=B8AD42F4E84EC51233FFB8AD42F4E84EC51233FF&FORM=VRDGAR

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday September 11th, 2016

4:00 PM ~ Circus

 

 

 

SENIOR CITIZEN CONTEST

LOCATED AT: Georgetown Fairgrounds

 SENIOR KING & QUEEN Announced After Baby Contest

Any questions feel free to contact Cindy Bower 765-299-6651

 

 

 

3:00PM GEORGETOWN'S VERY OWN

SENIOR CITIZEN LINE DANCERS

 

 

 VISIT OUR FOOD COURT

 

FOR A VARIETY OF FOOD AND DESSERTS

SUPPORT OUR SENIOR VETS, INC. - FUNNEL CAKES, ELEPHANT EARS, DEEP FRIED OREOS AND CANDY BARS, ETC.

ALEXANDERS RIB EYE STEAK SANDWICHS, GRILLED & BREADED TENDERLOINS, ETC.

ALEXANDERS - HAND DIPPED ICE CREAM SERVED, HOME MADE WAFFLE CONES, FLOATS AND ICE CREAM OVER BAKED COBBLERS, ETC.

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST - BONELESS WINGS, PORK CHOPS ON A STICK, FISH & CHIPS, ETC.

 

Contact: Cindy Bower at 1 765 299-6651

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO

 

MB MUSIC & SOUND

 

"ALLEN LYNCH"

 

FOR PROVIDING THE

 

LIGHTS & SOUND

 

FOR PUTTING ON

 

A WONDERFUL SHOW!!!

 

 

 

 

Heritage / Arts / Crafts

      

 

 

 

FOR UNIQUE HAND MADE ITEMS CREATED BY

LOCAL RESIDENTS AND OTHERS.

 

THERE WILL BE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF MERCHANDISE

ON DISPLAY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE SPOT.

VENDORS WILL BE ON THE GROUNDS ALL DAY ALL WEEKEND!!!

 FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Cindy Bower: 1 765 299-6651

Kathy Minick: 1 765 585-1073

John Thomas: 1 765 543-3236

 

 

Encampments

Visit the different outside and unique venues with TeePee's and all!!!

Village life

Yet the Potawatomi lived in semi-permanent villages where they grew crops, gathered food and hunted. They lived in wickiups domed dwellings framed with slender green saplings and covered with pliable birch or elm bark. During the winter the villages separated into small hunting bands. The Potawatomi gathered nuts, fruits, berries and wild rice, hunted bison and other game and cultivated maize and squashes. They speared fish in Lake Michigan and its tributaries. In March they tapped sugar maples and boiled down the sap for use as a condiment.

 


Before contact with European traders the Potawatomi made clothing from fur and animal hides. They wore
leggings, breechcloths and shirts. In cooler weather they used fur robes. Fur turbans and feathers adorned their heads. When trade goods became available, they used cloth and decorated their clothing with beads and other novelties. The men often tattooed and scarified themselves and they painted their faces and bodies. The women decorated themselves with elaborate quill work -- later bead work -- and appliques.

Step back in time as you stroll through our living encampment. Here you will get a feel of what it was like back then in the American Tradition with us trying to preserve American Tradition as possible.

 Learn about the American Traditions!!!

 

 

 

 

Flea Market Bazaar

 

   

Visit our Flea Market Bazaar. You can find a lot of merchandise from people that want to sell or barter merchandise ranging from some very unique items. Our Flea Market Bazaar also has a food court with multiple vendors who sell snacks, meals and drinks to our Potawatomi Festival, Inc. Patrons.

 

 

6:00PM

 

CLOSING CEREMONY WITH

 

 GEORGETOWN'S AMERICAN LEGION

 

POST #203 IN OUR NATIVE

 

AMERICAN ELDERS

 

STAN PERRY

 

DAVID BAIR

 

6:00PM GROUNDS CLOSE

 

 

 

 

 For additional information, please contact:

Cindy Bower: 1 765 299-6651

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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