Plans are under way for the 49th annual Tremont Turkey Festival which will be held June 6, 7 & 8, 2014. Although you will have to wait a little longer for the details, this year's festival promises to be another great family-oriented weekend and we hope you will join us for all the fun.
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 email@example.com 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 Josh and Michelle Kreiling 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.
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.
Join the Parade
Interested in having a float or other entry in the parade? The deadline for entries is June 1st. Contact Amy Replogle for more information.
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 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.