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Homestead Festival Committees

Steering Committee


2017 Steering Committee, Lead Couple Jeff & Joni Hunt; Bob  & Marcia Hartwig, Bob & Kristi WarrenWe would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued support of our Bureau County Homestead Festival! What a fantastic weekend celebration this has become...Enjoy!

Our Bureau County Homestead Festival began in 1972. It was a celebration to honor Owen Lovejoy and his contributions to our nation's history. 2017 will mark our 46th year of this highly anticipated event. The Homestead Festival is successful because of dedicated committee members, community volunteers, cooperating businesses and involved service organizations. Please join us by saying 'Thank You' for a successful kick-off to the 2017 Homestead Weekend!

Sincerely,
Jeff & Joni Hunt, Lead Couple
Bob & Marcia Hartwig
Bob & Kristi Warren


Homestead Managers


2017 Homestead Managers: Tracy Makransky & Rick ClaryHomestead Weekend is a coordinated effort. Committee members, volunteers, business and service organizations come together with help form our festival managers. These individuals help behind the scenes throughout the year to ensure that we have an enjoyable weekend. It takes energy, dedication and organization to make our Homestead Festival a success. "Thank You" to both Rick Clary and Tracy Makransky for providing both the time and the talent to help make this event happen!


Homestead Festival Lawn Social


2017 Homestead Reception Committee, Mike & Kelly Morris; Mike & Katie Sayler, and  Matt & Abbie CochranThe Homestead Festival Lawn Social is an annual event and a major fundraiser for the Homestead Weekend.

This year, the event was held on Saturday, June 6th from 5 to 7pm at the Owen Lovejoy Homestead. Tickets are $30.00 each in advance and $35 dollars at the door. Ticket Price includes appetizers, desserts and beverages.

Each year, the Homestead Festival Lawn Social proves to be a wonderful event you don't want to miss!

For more information, please contact the committee via the 2015 Annual Homestead Lawn Social Event Page on Facebook.

Reception Committee includes Mike & Kelly Morris; Mike & Katie Sayler, and Matt & Abbie Cochran.

  • 50/50 Raffle
    Buy a chance to win Big Bucks and help support the Homestead Festival!
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  • PJWC Baby Contest
    Make sure to get your little one entered into the PJWC Annual baby Contest. A Festival favorite!
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  • BBQ Rib Cook OFF
    Sunday event with a $30 entry fee. Ribs only cooked on site. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.
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  • Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang Blues
    BLUES CONCERT @ Alexander Park Sat. 4:30PM-6:30PM Food, beverage and spirits available.
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  • Jaycees Beer Garden
    Darius Miller Park
    Gates Open 8pm / Close 1am
    Music & Entertainment at 8:30pm

Volunteers Needed!

The Homestead festival is looking for volunteers for this year's ever growing Homestead Festival!

It is so much fun it will not even seem like work! Come join us! If interested, please contact Tracy Makransky at tracymakransky@gmail.com!



2017 Homstead Festival Corporate Sponsors



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