Mark your calendar now for Turkey Festival 2015 - June 12, 13 and 14!
Welcome to the
Tremont Turkey Festival
It seems like there is an app for just about anything these days. Want to learn Italian? There’s an app for that. Want to train for a marathon? There’s an app for that. Want to share what is on your mind in 140 characters or less? There’s an app for that.
But as of yet, if you want to start your summer the way generations have been starting theirs for the last 49 years – at the Tremont Turkey Festival – there’s no app for that.
Mmm…that means you will be able to actually taste the wonderful food we have to offer like strawberry shortcakes, pancakes and sausage, and our famous grilled turkey.
You won’t need your smart phone to enjoy 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. Internet access won’t be required to watch the Miss Tremont Pageant on Thursday night or the parade on Sunday afternoon either, but you can use it to view our Schedule for a complete listing of events.
Take some time to power down and come join us for an enjoyable weekend 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 6. We are often 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 us and let us know when you are willing and available to help.
If the food line is not your thing, we have plenty of other places where you can help. Contact the festival chairpeople Mark and Melissa Zaayenga for more information.
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.
Tremont High School's robotics team, the Roboteers Team 2481, had an amazing year. They finished fourth at the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championships in April where they competed against 400 teams from across the United States, Canada, Israel, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Chile.
The team will be putting on a demonstration Saturday afternoon on James Street, following the Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest. Stop by to see what these creative students have done to earn the distinction of being one of the best teams in the world.
For more information about Roboteers Team 2481, visit their website or Facebook page.
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
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.
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 6: 11 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, June 7: 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.