pioneer days

45th 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

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!

CJ Inflatables Carnival all weekend. Some things will be one day only
Friday, August 25
Sandwiches served all day 12-10 pm
3 - 4 pm Senior Citizen's Program
-Crowning of Senior King & Queen
-Drawing for Senior Citizen's prizes
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: $12, adults; $8 kids (ages 6-12)

8 - 11 pm Mike Porter and Marsha Banning & The Panther Creek Band (Music at Main Stage)
Saturday, August 26
7 am Jim Edmundson Memorial 5K Run, register at 7 amd at main stage. Runs starts and ends at the park
10 am Big Parade Uptown, Floats, Bands, Clowns & More. Register by 9:30 am behind Medical Center. Lineup begins at 9:30.
10 am - Noon Register for Arm Wrestling.
11 am - 2 pm Lunch Served in (Main Cook Shack)
12:30 pm Children's games at (Shaded yard, east of Main Stage)
1 pm Arm Wrestling (Main Stage)
2 - 3 pm Magic Show (Northeast pavillion)
2 - 5 pm BINGO (Northeast pavillion)
4 - 6 pm Steve Seaton & Misdeamor Bsnd (Music at Main Stage)
4 - 7 pm Supper served in (Main Cook Shack)
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 Van Waylon Band (Music at Main Stage)
Sunday, August 27
10:30 - 11:30 am Union Church Service at Free Methodist campground by park
12 - 2 pm NEW BEGINNINGS: Herrick Christian Church Praise Band (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
2 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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