German Valley Days returns this Saturday with “A Day In The Valley”, set for Saturday, July 17 in at Ben Miller Park in German Valley.
Festivities will begin at 6:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and 5K & Kids Fun Run at 8 a.m.
Activities for youngsters will include a pig scramble, coloring contest, kiddie tractor pull, petting zoo, Nerf Blaster Wars, and games.
Also planned are a tractor show, Art In the Park, silent auction, and Around the Park Basketball Shooting Contest.
The German Valley Historical Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The parade will step off at 2 p.m. followed by a bags tournament, entertainment by Grass Attack Bluegrass Band( 3-5 p.m.), a pork chop barbecue set to begin at 3:30 p.m., the Little Miss & Mister Pageant (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.), a Forreston High School Variety Show 7-8:30 p.m., and raffle winners announced at 8:30 p.m.
The day will conclude with fireworks over Lake Baalton.
Food will be available including a Summer Rec Ice Cream Booth.
Activities will take place in the Ben Miller Park or along Church Street.
For information, go to www.germanvalleydays.com or call 815 362-3671.
Schedule of Events
Tentative Schedule - exact times have not been determined
6:30-10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast (at Fire Station, sponsored by Silver Creek Reformed Church ACTS Ministries)
8 a.m. Run The Valley 5K & Kids’ Fun Run (Entry fee $20/$25, Ben Miller Park, registration 7-7:45)
9 a.m. Antique Tractor Show (until parade start) - Sponsored by German Valley Golden Eagles 4-H Club
9 a.m. Coloring Contest (until 4 p.m., winners announced 6-6:30 p.m. on stage)
9:30 a.m. Pig Scramble ($5 entry fee/child)
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. German Valley Historical Society Museum open
10:30 a.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull , Petting Zoo
11 a.m. Around the World Basketball Contest (Ben Miller Park, entry fee $10/team of three)
12 p.m. Antique Tractor Games Contest, Art In The Park (for all ages, $5 entry, limited to 40 people, Ben Miller Park shelter house)
2 p.m. Parade
3 p.m. Nerf Blaster Wars on the ball diamond
3 p.m. Cornhole Bag Toss ($20 entry fee/team of two) - Sponsored by Alcohol Party Catering, Inc, German Valley
3 p.m. Grass Attack (on stage, Ben Miller Park)
3 p.m. Kids’ Games at Park
3:30-7:30 p.m. Pork Chop Dinner, German Valley Fire Department Station
5:30 p.m. German Valley Little Miss/Mister Contest (on stage, Ben Miller Park)
7 p.m. Forreston High School Variety Show (on stage, Ben Miller Park)
8:30 p.m. Raffle winners announced (on stage, Ben Miller Park)
9:15 p.m. Fireworks over Lake Baalton (Rain date Sunday July 18)