Welcome to the
Tremont Turkey Festival
Here's the windup...and the pitch. The ball is going, going, going, high into the center field stands...and it's a home run!
Hit your own round-tripper with a visit to our 48th annual event and discover why generations have been starting their summer with us and enjoying the variety of family-oriented events offered during this weekend.
The third base coach is giving you a signal...he says make sure you try all of the wonderful food we have to offer. From strawberry shortcakes, to pancakes and sausage on Saturday morning, to our famous grilled turkey, we have an array of delicious fare to offer so be sure to come hungry.
Spend some time enjoying the beautiful park as you stroll through the craft and antique booths, stop by the country store, or watch the numerous performers in the entertainment tent. And don't forget about the Miss Tremont Pageant on Thursday night and the parade on Sunday afternoon. View our Schedule for a complete listing of events.
Great food, entertainment, fun activities...we've covered all the bases. If you are looking for an enjoyable way to spend the weekend, you are sure to Hit a Homerun at the Tremont Turkey Festival.
The Turkey Festival Needs You!
Looking for a way you can help out at the festival? Consider volunteering to work in the food line on Friday, June 7. For the past couple years we have been short on volunteers on Friday so we would love to have you help out on that day. Feel free to bring your family and friends along too! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know when you are willing and available to help.
Thanks in advance for your time and enthusiasm.
Change in Traffic
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| Again this year, Sampson Street will be closed between Route 9 and Tazewell Streets for the duration of the festival.
Please use N. Locust Street or N. West Street to access the park or, even better, take advantage of our Park and Ride service.
Sandwiches on Sunday
When you come to the festival on Sunday, don't wait until after the parade to purchase your turkey sandwiches. We often run out of turkey sometime during the parade and, if we do, people who come to the food line after the parade end up disappointed because they have to go home empty-handed. Don't be one of them — remember to get your sandwiches before the parade.
Have a Heart
Last year we added deep fried turkey livers and gizzards to the menu. This year we are adding hearts too. Lightly breaded and served up hot, all these tasty tidbits will be available in the tent on the west end of the big shelter.
Watch Them Fly
Birds and people will take to the air again this year in two unique events at the festival.
On Saturday morning, the birds will take flight with the aid of human propulsion at the third annual Frozen Turkey Toss. Join in the fun or simply watch as others compete for a cash prize and the coveted title of Frozen Turkey Toss Champion.
People will be soaring through the air on both Friday and Saturday afternoons during the Street Vault 2013. Gaze in amazement as these talented athletes defy gravity to reach ever-increasing heights.
No Dogs Allowed
The Tremont Park District ordinances prohibit dogs in the park, so unfortunately you will need to leave Fido at home.
Park and Ride
Finding a parking space is easy if you take advantage of our free shuttle bus service. Simply head to the high school (on the West edge of town), park in their lot, and ride the shuttle to the park.
Shuttles run every few minutes during the following times:
||5 - 10 PM
||9 AM - 10 PM
||9 AM - 6 PM
Map of Shuttle Route
Tremont Food Pantry - Pack the Truck
The Tremont Food Pantry will again be hosting a Pack the Truck event at this year's festival. Please bring your nonperishable food item donations to the Tremont Food Pantry pickup truck parked near the Turkey Express at the Tremont High School on Route 9. The Tremont Food Pantry truck will be available during the following times:
Friday, June 7: 11 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, June 8: 11 AM - 6 PM
Suggested items for donation include box meals, canned soup, canned pasta, paper products (such as paper towels and toilet paper), and diapers. Monetary donations will also be happily accepted.
Thank you in advance for your donations.