*All Events Subject to Change
Please take a look at all the wonderful and exciting events we have planned for the second day of our annual Homestead Festival. We are sure you will find something that will entertain each and every one of you.
Photo Both available at Soldiers and Sailors Park on Friday and Saturday
Location maps can be seen by clicking the location link at the top of each event listing.
Take a stroll down our Historic Main Street to view our themed window displays. Our business districts, both north and south will take you down memory lane with "Home Sweet Home." Contest winners will be announced during the Friday Festival announcements.MORE INFO
Our 25th annual 5K Race/Walk. The race begins and ends at the Bureau County Metro Center. Registration at 7:00am, Kiddie Fun Run at 8:00am and main race starts at 8:30am. 837 Park Avenue West. Lace em up!
For More information about the Underground Railroad 5K, please follow the link below!MORE INFO
The Tournament is a 2 player scramble, 9 or 18 holes and you can golf anytime begining Thursday, September 7th until 1:30PM Sunday, September 10th.
Winner will be announced Sunday, September 10th along with the Car Show results and Raffle winner at 3:30pm in front of the Apollo Theater.
Proceeds of this tournament will go to Fisher House-providing military families housing close to loved ones during hospitalizations at VA Hospitals.
Get the kids off the couch, skip the Saturday morning cartoons and come out for the fun. Games, prizes, laughter and most of all a great time. 606 South Main Street (Pleasant Street Parking Lot).
The Princeton Police and Fire Departments in conjunction with Safe Kids USA will be providing Ambulance tours, finger printing, and car seat checks.
New Hope Outdoor Pavilion, 30 N 6th St, Princeton
Don't forget to get your special Homestead Festival 2015 postage stamp cancellation. Princeton Post Office. Stop in between 9:00am and 12:00pm on Saturday.
Make sure to make a stop at the Court House to discover a plethora of beautiful, one of a kind creations from a variety of arts & crafts vendors covering the lawn. There you will find a vast selection of homemade jewelry, candles, woodwork, handmade clothing, home decor and much more!
For additional information and to secure a space please contact Connie Lind at 815-878-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.REGISTRATION FORM
Go Big Blue!
For additional information visit their website at www.lovejoyhomestead.com.
"Photography gives me the opportunity to share through my eyes the joy, splendor and truth of life by capturing light, space and time. I consider myself an artist that uses photography to paint my canvas."
"My passion for photography started when I received my first camera at the age of 10, a Kodak Brownie. The wonderful photos in the Life Magazines and National Geographic that came to my home inspired me."
"I find inspiration in nature. I love subjects that signify beauty and harmony, and those usually include landscapes, sunsets, animals, flowers, birds, water reflections, butterflies, and trees. I look for compositions where the interplay between light, form, color, and subject inspire my heart. I am successful if the final result gives me the same reaction I felt when I took the photo."
Please visit for more information about our friends at the PAC.
Several thousand people will once again line Princeton's Historic Main Street for the signature event of the weekend! Over 120 entries are expected to make the 1 mile trek from the north end to the south end of Princeton. Entries include the South Shore Drill Team, , The Jesse White Tumblers and of course, the Class of 1992. Parade starts at 1:30p but the lawn chairs start to appear on Friday!
For More information about the Homestead Festival Parade, please follow the link below!MORE INFO
Always a festival favorite, we are proud to have the exciting and amazingly talented South Shore Drill Team back once again. Don't miss the opportunity to watch their post parade performance scheduled for 3:30PM in the Bureau County Sheriff's Department parking lot.
South Shore Drill Team uses the performing arts to engage inner-city youth throughout their critical teenage years, mitigate the dangers of gangs, drugs, and violence, and guide members towards completing their education and becoming responsible citizens.
Please visit www.southshoredrillteam.org for more information about these wonderful performers!MORE INFO
Additional information about John Primer can be found at www.johnprimerblues.com.
Registration at 5:30PM, Bags Fly at 6:00PM
Must be 21 to play!
Grab your chair, grab your blanket and join us on the parking lot for free root beer floats and popcorn while we watch the inspirational sports drama WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL. The film is based on the true story of the De La Salle football team and their coach Bob Ladouceur who led the team on a 12 year, 151 game winning streak. When the streak ends, it takes everything Coach Ladouceur knows to inspire his players as they rediscover what it takes to stand tall on the field and in life.
Pre-Show starts at 7:30PM with the Movie beginning at Dusk.
Evangelical Covenant Church24 N. Main St.
Come out on Friday Night and enjoy your favorite Rock, country and pop hits! Additional information about Abby Normal can be found on their Facebook Page.
The Princeton Jaycees are very excited to have two great bands with great followings at their beer gardens this year. There is a $5.00 cover charge so come enjoy the music at this annual event.
$5 Cover Charge. Must be 21 to Enter!
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 email@example.com!
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