Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court

The Marigold Festival takes great pride in offering the food concessions to nonprofit organizations. For many of these groups, this is their biggest fund raising event of the year. Most of the Festive Food booths are located in Mineral Springs Park, across Pavilion Road between the pavilion and ball diamond #1. The Festive Foods is open Saturday, September 10th from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, September 11th from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Ambassadors for Christ ~ Smoothie & Cinnamon Rolls with Apple Topping & Frozen Coffees/ Fish Sand. Ribbon Fries
  • American Cancer Society/ Sno Shack~ Corn Dogs, Lemon Shakeups & Bottled Water
  • Boy Scout Troop 62 ~ Italian Beef Sandwiches, Condiments, Chips, Soft Drinks, Water
  • Boy Scout Troop 65 ~ Curly Fries, Onion Rings, Soda, Water
  • Boys and Girls Club of Pekin~ Spicy Chicken Wings with Dipping Sauce from Kouri's Pub
  • Christian Civic Outreach ~ Iced Tea, Lemonade & Bottled Water
  • Faith Baptists Christian School ~ Tenderloins, Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Shake-ups, Tea, Soda
  • First Christian Church ~ Apple Dumpling
  • Grace United Methodist Church Family Focus ~ Baked Potato Bar, Nachos, Soda, Water, Juice
  • Pekin Emblem Club #424 ~ Godfather's Pizza, Soda, Water
  • Pekin Firefighters Local #524 ~ Sub Sandwich, Chips, Soda
  • Pekin First Church of God, Mission Outreach ~ Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • PCHS Choral Parents ~ Saturday Morning Breakfast at the Pekin Moose Family Center, Lodge # 916
  • PCHS/AJROTC Boosters ~ Lemon Shakeups, Bottled Water
  • Pekin Job's Daughters Bethel 55 ~ Scrambled Hamburger Sandwiches, Strawberry Shortcake, Chips and Drinks
  • Pekin Kiwanis ~ Dippin Dots, Ice Cream, Root Beer Floats, Soda, Water
  • Pekin Lions Club ~ Donuts, Drinks
  • Rotary Club of Pekin ~ Pork Chop Fry, Brats, Rib-eye, Chips, Shake ups
  • Senior World ~ Shaved Ice & Frosted Nuts, Bottled water, Shake ups
  • S.B.A. ~ BBQ Sandwiches, Chips, Soda, Candy bars, Root Beer Floats, Hot dogs
  • The Salvation Army ~ Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Jumbo Hot Dogs, "Tacos in a Bag", Chips, Cookies & Drinks
  • United Way of Pekin ~ Brat Sandwiches, Chips, and Drinks

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

iTV-3 Kids Experience

The iTV-3 Kid Experience is getting wild this year! Wildlife Prairie State Park will join us each day from Noon to 4pm. Get up close with their amazing animals and see special presentation at 1pm and 3pm each day! The Pekin Police K-9 Unit will also get in on the fun with 2 police dog demonstrations.
New this year, kids can join Miss Marigold and her court in a Royal Parade! Kids can dress in their favorite royal attire (prince, princess, king, queen, knight or even a court jester) and parade down Pavilion Drive.

The Pekin Public Library will kick us off and close us down with story time, crafts and much more! Be sure to bring the kids and stop by for some fun!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

11:30 am Police K-9 demonstration

1pm Animal demonstration by Wildlife Prairie State Park

3pm Animal demonstration by Wildlife Prairie State Park

4pm Story time and crafts with the Pekin Public Library


All day activities (Saturday and Sunday)

Inflatables from Fun on the Run, Clarabelle the Cow, face painting and crafts with the YWCA of Pekin


Sunday, September 11, 2011

11am Story time and crafts with the Pekin Public Library

12:00 pm Royalty Parade (meet on the Pavilion Porch

1pm Animal demonstration by Wildlife Prairie State Park

3pm Animal demonstration by Wildlife Prairie State Park

5pm Police k-9 Demonstration

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Message From Marigold Festival Chairman

Once again it is time for the Pekin Marigold Festival.  We are excited about this year’s Festival and hope you will enjoy what we have to offer.  As this year’s chairman, I am lucky to have the entire Festival committee returning.  This has made my part of the job very easy as everyone knows what to expect and handles their responsibilities.  I would also like to offer special thanks to Bob Blackwell and the Pekin Park District whose facilities and work throughout the year provide our Festival with its fantastic setting.  The Marigold Festival has always been something my family looks forward to and enjoys.  I personally took part in big wheel races as a kid, am a past winner of the Pekin Main Street Lip Sync Contest and my father was also the Grand Marshall of the 2010 Festival.  My hope is that we can continue to make the Marigold Festival something that shows what Pekin has to offer and provides something for all ages. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Little Mr & Miss Marigold Pageant Application

Little Mr & Miss Marigold Pageant applications are now available. The event will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2011 from noon to 5:00PM at the Avanti's Dome in Pekin. The application deadline is July 23 at 5:00PM. http://www.pekin.net/MarigoldFestApplications/LittleMissMr.pdf

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Marigold Festival Committee

The 2011 Marigold Festival Committee has been meeting since last November to carefully plan this years Marigold Festival that will be held September 9th, 10th, and 11th!