HCE Christmas In October – October 11 – Pittsfield IL

Christmas_Card_by_nightyHCE “Christmas in October” sponsored by Pike County HCE is Oct, 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Farm Bureau Building, Pittsfield.

Vendors with handcrafted items are needed. Theme is “It’s a Blue Blue Christmas”. Costs of a table is $10.

Anyone interested call Ann Ferguson, 285-4077 or Rayola Daniel, 285 9795.

New Canton Harvest Festival

PCH festivals fairsNew Canton Harvest Festival is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6. Theme is “New Canton in Wonderland.”
Events begin Friday:
6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies.
7 p.m. Royalty Contests: Queen, Jr. Miss, Little Miss and Little Mister.
Saturday:
9 a.m. Baby and Toddler Contests.
1 p.m. Grand Parade.
2:30-4 p.m. band “Loaded.”
4-7 p.m. Fried chicken dinner.
4:30-6 p.m. Talent contest.
6:30-9:30 p.m. “Great Mountain River Band.”
Sunday
Breakfast and church.
Royalty contestants needed. Friday, girls age 5-18; boys age 5-9. Must live in old West Pike District. To pre-register call Margo, 217-440-5613 by august 27. Baby and toddler contest open to public.

Apple Festival Talent Show – September 20 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsThe Griggsville Apple Festival is looking for entries for its annual talent contest.  The contest will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The Jr. Division will be from 6:30-7 p.m., with a break for other activities, then the Sr. Division will resume around 8:15 p.m.  Background music for vocalists will need to be provided to the committee by Thursday, Sept. 18.  If you are interested in entering the contest, pleae contact Jamie Kelley at 217-242-2817.  Limited entries will be accepted so call soon!

Apple Festival Car and Bike Show – September 20 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsGriggsville Apple Festival Car and Bike show in downtown Griggsville.  Special quest for the weekend is the Illinois Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall.  100% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall and Toys for Tots.  Registration is 8 a.m.-noon.  Registration fee is $20 for cars/trucks and $15 for bikes.  Judging begins at noon.  Awards given for 1st and 2nd place in each class.  Special awards given for “Best of Show” and “Best Display of Patriotism”.  For additional information, contact Shelly Henry at 217-617-5077, on Facebook, or you can email griggsvillecarshow@gmail.com.

First Annual Chili Cook-off – September 19 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsGriggsville Apple Festival will have its first Chili Cook-off this year.  Get out spices and cook up a favorite chili and bring it to the competition for judging and public taste-testing.  No entry fee.  Chili will be judges on color, aroma, consistency, taste and after-test.  Cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners and one People’s Choice trophy.

Contestants should provide two gallons of homemade shili, roaster or crock pot, card table, extension cord, and chili dipper.  Each contestant should display a sign visible to public stating the heat level of his/her chili.  Festival will provide electricity, as well as 4 oz. bowls, spoons, and bottled water for taste-testing and judging.

Event is Friday, Sept. 19 on boulevard in Griggsville.  Roasters/crock pots should be set up by 5:45 p.m.  Judging is 6 p.m. Public taste-testing is 6:30 p.m. which will determine People’s Choice Award.

Anyone interested in entering can contact Jill Kunzeman, 309-264-3785.  Entries accepted until Wednesday, Sept. 17.

BBQ Contest – September 20 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsThe Griggsville Apple Festival wants you to cook and compete in the 8th annual BBQ contest.  No entry fee this year!  There will be cash prize money and trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall; 1st place in each category; and 1st place People’s Choice.  Electricity and water will be available to contestants.  This event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, on the blvd. in Griggsville.  Please contact Craig Gengler to get your registration form and rules today; cell 816-645-6294 or Farmers National Bank of Griggsville at 217-833-2329.

New Canton Harvest Festival – Sept. 5 & 6 – New Canton, IL

PCH festivals fairs“New Canton in Wonderland” is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6 in New Canton.  Opening ceremonies are 6 p.m., Friday.  Royalty contests, including Queen, Jr. Miss, Little Miss, and Little Mr. are 7 p.m.  Baby and toddler contests are 9 a.m. Saturday.  Grand parade is 1 p.m.  Band “Loaded” plays 2:30-4 p.m. and fried chicken dinner is 4-7 p.m.  Talent contest is 4:30-6 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Great Mountain entertains.  Sunday a.m. is breakfast and church.  Royalty contestants are needed: Girls 5-18 and boys 5-9 and must live in old West Pike District.  To pre-register call Margo, 217-440-5613 by Aug. 27.  Baby and toddler contest open to public.

Perry Pioneer Days – Aug 23-24 – Perry, IL

PCH festivals fairsPerry Pioneer Days will be held Saturday, August 23 through Sunday, August 24.
Friday, August 22 will be a set up day. Beginning at 6 pm, volunteers are needed to help set up the stage, bleachers, and tents. Food stands will also be open Friday.

Town-wide yard sales will begin at 8 am on Saturday, August 23. The Jr. Miss Perry contest and Little Mr & Miss Perry contest will begin at 9 am. The baby contest will be held at 10 am. Crowning of Jr Miss Perry will be at 11 am. The Perry United Methodist Church chicken dinner will begin at 11 am and from 11-2 the Perry Pioneer Days food tent will be open. Beginning at 1 pm, Madyson Woods will perform on vocals and guitar.

The Pioneer Day grand parade and kiddie parade will begin at 2 pm. Antique tractor show, games, a hay scrabble, balloon toss and kiddie tractor pull will be held at 3 pm. The pie eating contest is scheduled for 4 pm and the Jr variety show will begin at 5 pm as well as the fish supper. Buffalo and catfish will be available. Presentation of the 2014 Perry Pioneer Day royalty and honored citizens, Jack & Dianna Phillips, will be at 6 pm.

“Timewell Spent” will perform from 7-10 pm and a teen dance at the North Pike Firehouse will be held from 8-10 pm. The dance is open to 5th – 8th grades.

A community church service will be held in the Perry Park on Sunday, August 24 at 9 am. Registration for the Rainbow Run 3K will begin at 1 pm at the Griggsville-Perry Jr High parking lot and the run will begin at 2pm. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks.

New Canton Harvest Festival Vendors Needed – September 5-6 – New Canton

PCH festivals fairs New Canton Harvest Festival Committee invites anyone to have a vendor stand during their ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Themed festival Sept. 5-6. Set-up will be Sept. 2-4. Call Niki Malone, 217-242-3380 or email nikimalone.240@gmail.com for pricing. Hope to see you there.