pioneer days

44th Annual
Times and events are subject to change
Visit Our Pioneer & Indian Village
Open all three days
Featuring old time arts and crafts demonstrations
Cook Shack
Open all three days

*Friday evening 4-7pm - Choice of smoked pulled pork sandwich ($7) or brisket ($9) with sides
*Saturday lunch 11-2pm - Roast beef ($9) with sides
*Saturday evening 4-7pm - Choice of smoked chicken ($8) or ribs ($9) with sides
* Sunday lunch 11-2pm - Fried chicken with sides ($8)

All proceeds from the main cook shack as well as the hamburger stand are put directly back into the festival so we can keep growing and getting better quality entertainment and activities for you to enjoy!

Friday, August 25
Sandwiches served all day 12-10 pm
2:30 - 4:00 pm Senior Citizen's Program
-Crowning of Senior King & Queen
-Drawing for Senior Citizen's prizes
3 - 6 pm Early Weigh In for Arm Wrestling.
Contact 618-699-1445
4:00 - 7:00 pm Supper Served in Main Cook Shack
5:00 pm Baby Pageant-contact Sharle Elliot 217-827-1017. Open to ages 3 years and under.
5 - 8 pm Art Ford (Music at North Pavillion, Cabin Area)
6 pm Miss Pioneer Pageant-contact Jennifer Endlsey 217-646-0035
7 - 10 pm BINGO-NE Pavilion
7:30 pm

Wooten Rodeo - IPRA & MCRA Sanctioned
(Joe Thompson arena)
Ghost Riders show at Intermission
General admission: $10, adults; $5 kids (ages 6-12)

8 - 11 pm Battle Creek Band (Music at Main Stage)
Carnival all day and evening Friday
Saturday, August 26
10 am Big Parade Uptown, Floats, Bands, Clowns & More. Register by 9:30 am behind Medical Center. Lineup begins at 9:30. Questions: 217-620-5129
10 am - Noon Register for Arm Wrestling. Info 217-259-9877
10:30 am - 3 pm Car Show
11 am - 2 pm Lunch Served in (Main Cook Shack)
12:30 pm Children's games at (North Yard)
1 pm Arm Wrestling
2 - 3 pm Magic Show (Northeast pavillion)
2 - 5 pm BINGO (Northeast pavillion)
4 - 6 pm High Cotton (Music at Main Stage)
4 - 7 pm Supper served in (Main Cook Shack)
6 - 8 pm Steve Seaton & Misdemeanor (Music at North Pavillion), Cabin Area
7 - 10 pm BINGO-NE pavillion
7:30 pm Wooten Rodeo - IPRA & MCRA Sanctioned
(Joe Thompson arena)
Ghost Riders show at Intermission
General admission: $10, adults; $5 kids (ages 6-12)
Tickets will be available starting at 5:30 pm at the arena.
8 - 11 pm Cheyenne Goss (Music at Main Stage) She was a contestant on American Idol
Carnival all day and evening Saturday
Sunday, August 27
10:30 - 11:30 am Union Church Service at Free Methodist campground by park
11 am - 2 pm Lunch served in Main Cook Shack
12 - 2 pm Local Talent (Music at Main Stage)
1 pm Tomahawk Throwers Club Competition
1 pm Mud Drags (OMRA Sponsored-West Parking Lot)
General admission $10 adults, $5 6-12 yrs. $5 pit pass per vehicles-limited availability
1 - 3 pm BINGO-NE pavillion
3 pm

Drawing for prizes

No Alcoholic Beverages
The committee or anyone connected with Cowden Pioneer Days will not be responsible for any loss, personal injury, or damage to any person or other property on grounds. Board of Directors Cowden Pioneer Days
Flea Market, Arts & Crafts
All three days in Pioneer Village
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