Thursday, May 10, 2012

Climbing Wall

The climbing wall is returning to the Marigold Festival again this year. This 23 foot wall resembles a real rock and is an extension of the Upper Limits Climbing Gym, the tallest climbing facility in the world, located in Bloomington, Illinois. This portable climbing wall allows people to enjoy the excitement of rock climbing without having to travel out of Illinois. Five staff members from Upper Limits will assist you as you climb up this 23 foot wall. Even if you are not in the greatest physical condition and have no prior experience in rock climbing, you can still enjoy the climbing wall. With several different routes of varying difficulty, men and women of all ages can enjoy this great event. The climbing wall will be open on Saturday, September 8th from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, September 9th from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

First Aid Station

The Pekin Hospital is sponsoring a first aid station on September 8 & 9 from 10am to 4pm each day.

Marigold "Top Dog" Pageant

The Marigold Top Dog Pageant is sponsored by the Pekin Park District.
Is your pooch the next Top Dog? This is sure to be a Guaranteed Doggone good time for furry and not-so-furry friends. Free to enter, Fun to Watch! So pick up the Pooch and bring him out Thursday September 6, to the area just west of Dragonland for a tail-waggin great time! No pre-registration necessary. Your doggie may enter as many contests as they choose.

  • Categories Include: Largest Dog ~ Cutest ~ Smallest Dog ~Trick ~ Best Costume ~ Longest Ears ~ Best Vocals
  • Finals: The winners of each contest, chosen by audience applause (hint... be sure to bring your friends!) will proceed as contestants to become Pekin's Top Dog. (A Marigold Festival Event) For more information, call 347-PARK.

Friday Night Family Fest

Kick off the Marigold Festival weekend with the Friday Night Family Fest sponsored by Pekin Main Street. There will be lots of food, and lots of fun. Come and enjoy "Pekin's Got Talent". Bring your lawn chairs and your appetite and be ready for a great night of family fun! Friday Night Family Fest is held on Friday, September 7th from 5:00pm to 10:30pm around the courthouse square in historic downtown Pekin. For more information please call Pekin Main Street at 353-3100.

Nursing Mothers/Changing Station Tent

The Pekin Hospital is sponsoring a nursing mothers/changing station tent on September 8 & 9. The tent will afford privacy to nurse or to change our littlest festival attendees. The tent will be located by the iTV-3 Kids’ Experience.

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Come join in the fun and participate in the Pekin Marigold Festival Sand Volleyball Tournament presented by Parkside Athletics on Saturday, September 8th from 8:00 am to Dusk (Finish). Rain date, Sunday, September 9th. Divisions are Competitive Volleyball on sand volleyball courts and Recreational Volleyball on Dragonland Water Park sand volleyball courts, both playing at the same time.

The 2012 Subway Miss Marigold Pageant

The 2012 Subway Miss Marigold Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 11th at F.M. Peterson Theater. The pageant is open to the first twelve applicants meeting the criteria. The Marigold Festival Committee is seeking contestants for the pageant. The application packet contains thecriteria, rules, and application form can be downloaded at: