*All Events Subject to Change
Please take a look at all the wonderful and exciting events we have planned for the third and final day of our annual Homestead Festival. We are sure you will find something that will entertain each and every one of you.
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 'Back in the Day'. Contest winners will be announced during the Friday Festival announcements.
Homestead Festival Committee Window Displays are a great opportunity for area collectors, historians, businesses, organizations or clubs to promote themselves and to display any hidden talents or treasures. The theme for the display contest this year is "Home Sweet Home".MORE INFO
Start Sunday off right! Stop by the Princeton Elks Lodge for the annual Country Breakfast including biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, American fried potatoes, fresh fruit salad, cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice and milk!
Location: 1105 E Peru St.
Breakfast Served from 7:00am-1:00pm. $10.00 per person.
The friends of Danny Nelson invite you to join them aat this first annual golf outing. Proceeds will go into the Danny Nelson Memorial Fund and will be used throughout the community for things Danny was passionate about.
For more information, please download the flier and registration form to the right. If you have any questions, or wish to register, please call Michael at (309) 238-1718 or Ben at (815) 878-6648. You can also visit our Facebook page or contact us via email at email@example.com.
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.
For those who seek to offer thier wares and whatnots, please use the link below to download a registration form below and return it to reserve your space today.REGISTRATION FORM
From classic American muscle to souped up rat rods, every thing in between and few outside the box, the Homestead Festival Car Show is one of the area's premiere shows sure to make a lasting impression on the most dedicated auto enthusiast. Whether you are an ardent automobile admirer, a proud owner of a magnificent machine or a bit of both, make sure to get out to Princeton's South Main St for this great show!
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be given for each class. Dash plaques to first 200 registered. Registration will be 8:00am to 12:00pm with a fee of $15. Judging will take place from 12:00pm to 1:30pm with the presentation of awards at 3:00pm.
For more information about the Homestead Festival Car Show including registration information, please follow the link below!MORE INFO
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
Bureau County 4-H Clubs be serving serving specially seasoned butterfly pork chops and pork burgers under the tent at Soldiers and Sailors Park. Cooked on an open grill by dozens of volunteer members, it is a once a year special taste. Join us and enjoy the flavor thousands of Homestead Festival visitors return to savor year after year.
Make sure you make a trip down to Soldiers and Sailors Park on either Saturday & Sunday to savor a delicious butterfly pork chop sandwich and pork dinner, you won't regret it!
The Miller's Petting Zoo will roll into Princeton with a proverbial ark of creatures and critters for your enjoyment. Among these lovable beasts, one will find goats, pot belly pigs, chickens, ducks, alpaca, donkeys and many others, as well as an opportunity to learn a bit about each one. Addmission is free and food is provided for each animal so the youngsters can offer each a snack or two.
For additional information, please visit www.millerspettingzoo.com.
Registration will be at Noon with the pull starting at 12:30PM Our goal will be to have the event finished by 2:30PM
A Former Station on the Underground Railroad, the Lovejoy Homestead was the home of the Denham and Lovejoy families for nearly 100 years. Reverend Lovejoy was its most famous resident and occupied the house from 1838 until his death in 1864. We promise there won't be a quiz afterward!
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."
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Last year's 50/50 winner was Michelle Stein with winnings of $8,675.00!MORE INFO
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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