Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pekin Main Street's Friday Night Family Fest Rescheduled for Friday, September 21st

Pekin Main Street’s annual Friday Night Family Fest will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012, from 5:00-10:00 p.m. on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Pekin. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this fun family event. All of the offerings from the original evening planned for September 7th will be present at the rescheduled event.

Pre-show entertainment will begin on the Pekin Insurance Main Stage at Elizabeth and Capitol Streets at 5:00pm with the band Flying Crazy Monkeyz. The Pekin’s Got Talent competition will kick off at 7:00 with popular DJ “Dr” Chris Michaels from 104.9 The Wolf hosting. After 2 prior rounds of auditions, the field of contestants has been narrowed down to the top 10. These ten contestants will be competing for cash prizes generously donated by Herget Bank. Contestants are: Libby Green, Bailey Haynes, Emory Milot, Amber Autrey, Donnie Engelbrecht, Bryonna Blanch, Cody Salem and Seth Johnson, Breanne Carroll and Courtney Richmond, Allison Lowman and Jessie Long. The judges for the competition are Tom Edwards, Felicia Canamore and Dennis Hilst. The Papa Murphy’s Fan Favorite Award will also be presented to the contestant who generated the most votes in an in-store contest at Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Pekin.

The A & W/Long John Silver’s Court Street Stage, on the corner of Court and Fourth Streets, will feature live music by a local band, from 7-10:00 p.m.

The Unique Twist will be at the event to entertain and delight children of all ages with their fantastic balloon creations. The A&W bear will make an appearance.

Families can enjoy great music and entertainment while sampling food from over 15 different food vendors, including pork chop sandwiches, tenderloins, gyros, grilled specialties, Italian beef sandwiches, strawberry shortcake, funnel cakes, ice cream, barbeque, pizza, lemonade shake-ups and more. Food vendors will line Court, Capitol and Elizabeth Streets.

In the event of rain, the final round of Pekin’s Got Talent will be on Monday, September 24th at the Pekin Public Library.

Event hosted by Pekin Main Street and major event sponsors are Pekin Insurance and A&W/Long John Silvers of Pekin. For more information, please call the Pekin Main Street office at (309) 353-3100 or visit our website at