2019
Cowden
pioneer days

48th Annual
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Times and events are subject to change
Visit Our Pioneer & Indian Village
Open all three days
Featuring old time arts and crafts demonstrations
Woodworking, Pottery, Confectionary Shop, Historic House, More
Tawaskote Longrifles Re-enactment
 
Cook Shack
Open all three days

 

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!

Carnival all weekend provided by H & H Amusements-Rides and Fun.
Armbands $15 each, Rides $2 each
Friday 5-9 pm, Sat 12-8, Sun 1-5 pm
Friday, August 23, 2019
Sandwiches served all day
 
Events
3 - 4 pm

Senior Citizen's Program
-Veterans Welcome
-Crowning of Senior King & Queen
-Entertainment by Pee Wee Denton

4:00 pm Flag Raising Ceremony-Veterans welcome
4:00 - 7:00 pm Supper Served in Main Cook Shack. Fish Fry
5:00 pm Baby Pageant-contact Sharle Elliot 217-827-1017. Open to ages 3 years and under.
5 - 8 pm Art Ford & Country Plus (Music at North Pavillion, Cabin Area)
6 pm Miss Pioneer Pageant-contact Daryla Harper 618-599-5406
7 - 10 pm BINGA-NE Pavilion
7:30 pm

Wooten Rodeo - IPRA & MCRA Sanctioned
(Joe Thompson arena)
Half-Time Show is Jerry Thorton & Mr. Bojangles
General admission: $15, adults; $8 kids (ages 6-12)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Events
7:30 am Jim Edmundson Memorial 5K Run, register at 6:15-7:15 at main stage. Runs starts and ends at the park. 217-821-5297
10 am Big Parade Uptown, Floats, Bands, Clowns & More. Register by 9:30 am behind Medical Center. Lineup begins at 9:30. Contact Rex Chapman 217-825-0671
11 am - 2 pm Lunch Served in (Main Cook Shack) Fried Chicken or ham w/sides
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Don Bettes, Music, puppets, more at Main Stage
12:30 pm Children's games at (Shaded yard, east of Main Stage)
1:00 pm Greenville Grand Squares, square dancers at North Stage
2 - 3 pm Not So Beauty Contest (Main Stage)
2 - 5 pm BINGA (Northeast pavillion)
3:30 - 4:30 pm Pioneer Taste Bud Contest (North Stage)
3:30 - 5:30 pm Steve Seaton & Misdeamor Bsnd (Music at Main Stage)
4 - 7 pm Supper Served in Main Cook Shack by Pauly's BBQ
5:30 pm Talent Contest (North Stage) Barb Sarver 217-343-1503
7 - 10 pm BINGA-NE Pavillion
7:30 pm Wooten Rodeo - IPRA & MCRA Sanctioned
(Joe Thompson arena)
Half-Time Show is Jerry Thorton & Mr. Bojangles
General admission: $15, adults; $8 kids (ages 6-12)
Tickets will be available starting at 5:30 pm at the arena.
7:15 pm Missy Dunaway and Tim Atwood (Music at Main Stage)
8 - 11 pm Tim Atwood, Nashville Recording Artist (Music at Main Stage)
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Events
10:30 - 11:30 am Union Church Service at Free Methodist campground by park
11 - 2 pm Lunch Served in (Main Cook Shack) Fried Chicken w/sides
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Local Christian Music
1 pm Tomahawk Throwers Club Competition
1 pm Mud Drags (OMRA Sponsored-West Parking Lot)
General admission $10 adults, $8 6-12 yrs. $5 pit pass per vehicles-limited availability
1:30 pm

Drawing for prizes: Prizes include Shedd Aquarium Tickets, Holiday World Tickets, John Boos Butcher Block, Holiday World and so many more.

2 pm Tot-Rod Pedal Pulls for ages 3-12
   
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
For additional info
cowdenpioneerdays@gmail.com
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