2017 Schedule of Events

Friday June 2
Noon Festival Opens
4:00 Pork Chop and Chicken Dinners Served
5:00-6:00 Raptors
5:00-11:00 Beer Garden
5:00-dark Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
6:00 Ice Cream Eating Contest
6:00 Basketball Contest ($5.00 entry fee - includes 3 point Shooting, Free Throw  and 8 foot Slam Dunk)Information/Registration/Waiver/Rules
7:00 31st Annual Little Miss Chautauqua Pageant (Bluff Stage)
8:00-11:00 Awesome Possum Project (logo)
11:00 Festival Closes
Saturday June 3
7:00-10:00 Breakfast Served in Cook Shack
10:00-2:00 Friends of the Library Book Sale - Library
10:00-3:00 Chautauqua Cruise-in
10:00 Line-up for Parade (Main St-white brick church)
11:00 Parade (Downtown)
12:00-dark Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
12:00-12:30 Sign up for Euchre Tournament at Community Building $10 per team (Info)
12:00-5:00 Wabash Valley Herpetological Society (Playground Shelter House)
12:30 Euchre Tournament Begins
12:30 Jackson Township Band
1:00 Weigh-in for Sullivan County Lawn Mower Tractor Pull
1:00 Merom Conference Center Tour
1:00-4:00 Bingo
1:30 Bill Robison Dulcimer's
2:00 Sullivan County Lawn Mower Tractor Pull
2:00 Water Fight
2:00-4:00 Corn Hole
2:30 Dixie Bee Hard Working Drama Club
3:00 Merom Conference Center Tour
3:00 Nancy Sauer Dance Academy
3:30 Sweatbox Gym Boxing Demo
4:00-11:00 Beer Garden
4:30 Matt Watson Band (logo/information)
6:00 3 on 3 Basketball Contest - $30 per team
8:00 Magic Band
10:00 Chinese Lantern Release
11:00 Festival Closes
Sunday June 4
10:45 Church Services
12:00-5:00 Wabash Valley Herpetological Society (Playground Shelter House)
12:00-close Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
12:00 Registration for the Baby Contest in Main Shelter
1:00 Baby Contest
1:00 Merom Conference Center Tour
2:00 Registration for the Pedal Tractor Pull
(In Front of the Firehouse)
2:00-4:00 Corn Hole
2:00-4:00 Sunday Church Sing - Groups and Individuals
3:00 Pedal Tractor Pull
3:00 Merom Conference Center Tour
4:00-5:00 Bruce Borders-Elvis Impersonator
6:00 Festival Closes


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Other Events for the Weekend

(Festival Hours until Dark)
Bounce Houses
Mower Train Rides
Duck Tank

Bicentennial Quilt
Bicentennial Bison
State Bicentennial Display (Community Building)
Wabash Valley Herpetological Society (playground shelter house)
Home Business Vendors (behind information booth)
Book Sale Saturday only (Merom Library)
Buckskinners (north side of park)
Flea Markets
Mechanical Bull (east side of Beer Tent)
Bingo (food tent)
Cornhole (west side of shelter)
Carriage Rides
Merom Conference Center tours
Art Guild Tent
Beer Tent (east side of shelter)
Demonstrators (behind blue house)
Chinese Lantern Release

Assorted Games