Miss Tremont Pageant
Join us on Thursday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Tremont High School as we kick off the festival with the Miss Tremont 2013 pageant. Nine talented young ladies will compete for the crown. Miss Tremont 2012, Hailey Dudley, will conclude her reign at the end the evening as she crowns the new Miss Tremont 2013.
The contestants begin their day with the Judges Tea & Interview Session where the judges will have a chance to meet them for the first time.
During the evening the contestants will compete in the areas of Casual Wear, Talent, and Evening Gown featuring Mr. Turk 2013, Micah Craig.
The pageant opening will feature a dance number including each contestant and a little girl from the community. These Miss-Tremonts-to-be include Isabella Schwenk, Jordan Dailey, Sophia Berger, Tess Breweur, Ivy Stuber, Jillian Ulrich, Chloe Miller, Hannah Brouwer, and Maia Stuber.
Master of Ceremonies will be Mr. Jeremy Garrett, Tremont Middle School Principal, and the Pageant Crown Bearer will be Brady Uhlman, son of Nick and Gretchen Uhlman.
View this year's contestants
The results are in...congratulations to McKenzie Behrends
- Miss Tremont 2013
First Runner-up was Amanda Zuercher. Second Runner-up was Kennedy Runyon. Third Runner-up was Taylor Payne. Paige Barrow and Amanda Zuercher tied as winners of the Talent portion of the competition.
Cool off with a refreshing lemonade shake-up or relax with an ice cream bar and some hot, buttery popcorn.
No one leaves the Country Store hungry!
If you need something to snack on later or take home, check out the Bake Shop
for those delicious treats you never have time to bake. Don't forget to browse through the library's used books for sale, get a temporary tattoo for the kids,
and pick up your Turkey Festival t-shirt or other festival souvenirs at the t-shirt booth.
Crafters from all over will be displaying their wares throughout the festival weekend. Located around
the outside of the baseball field, each booth offers something different than the last. Better visit them all
so you don't miss anything.
Children of all ages love the rides and games of the carnival. This year, Thursday night is Buddy Night — kids ride two for the price of one!
Buy your tickets in advance at the following locations in Tremont:
- Beecham's Grocery
- BP Station
- Tremont Family Pharmacy
- State Farm - Jason Garey
- Tremont First National Bank
- Tremont Oil Company
- Tremont Community Bank
- Tremont Village Hall
Kids Tractor Pull
The Kids Tractor Pull is back and looks to be a very popular event again this year. We supply the tractor, kids supply the power!
The competition starts at 3 PM on Saturday on James Street (in the center of the park) and is open to all kids ages 4-9.
Prizes will be awarded to every contestant. $4 entry fee.
- 3 - 3:45 PM
- 4-5 year olds
- 3:45 - 4:15 PM
- 6-7 year olds
- 4:15 - 5 PM
- 8-9 year olds
For more information, contact Nick Uhlman at 925-2120.
Frozen Turkey Toss
When bringing home the Thanksgiving bird, have you ever wondered how far you could fling it? Well, here is your chance to find out. The Frozen Turkey Toss is certainly a unique event.
For $5 you will get three chances to heave a frozen bird with all your might. A $50 prize goes to the adult who propels their poultry the furthest. In the 12 and Under category, the winner will receive $50 in carnival tickets.
The fun takes place Saturday morning starting at 11 AM on the baseball outfield in the park.
For more information, contact Luke Porritt at (309) 925-9988.
Friday, 5 - 8 PM
Saturday, 9 AM - 8 PM
Sunday, 12 - 4 PM
Located on the west side of the park, near the Cullinan buildings,
you will find a wide array of antiques and collectibles for sale.
Dealers interested in displaying their wares should contact Jerry Gray at (309) 925-4049.
Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest
The Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest will be held on Saturday afternoon at
approximately 2 PM, or whenever
the bed races are finished. Contestants will be challenged to eat a giant strawberry shortcake in the quickest
time, without using silverware or their hands. The entry fee is $5 and first prize is $50! All ages are welcome.
If you like to eat and don't mind getting a little messy, this event is for you!
For more information, contact Luke Porritt at (309) 925-9988 or Gene Pflederer at (309) 253-6800.
After spending a fun-filled weekend at the festival, find a spot along Sampson street or along the
outer edge of the park for the parade starting at 4 PM on Sunday.
The parade will feature:
- Antique cars, trucks, and tractors
- Abbos Grotto Clowns
- Local celebrities including our Grand Marshal, Miss Tremont, and local government officials
- The Gene Trimble Clown Band
- The Tremont High School Band
- Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums
- Uncle Sam, Blues Clues, Dora, Scooby Doo, Winnie the Pooh, and others
View the parade lineup map
View the parade lineup order
Come worship with us in the park on Sunday morning at 10 AM in the Entertainment Tent.
An inspirational message will be presented by Donnie Rice. Read more about Donnie.
(Please bring your lawn chairs.)
Sunday, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cars will be located on the corner of Route 9 and Sampson Street in the parking lot of the Camden Chiropractic Center. Sign-in is from 9 -11:30 AM.
Winners are determined by popular choice, so stop by and cast your vote.
Awards will be presented at 3:30 and all show participants are encouraged to drive their vehicles in the parade, which starts at 4:00.
For more information, contact Greg Williams at (309) 925-9085.
Antique Tractor Pull
Grab your lawn chairs and head out to the Antique Tractor Pull on Saturday, starting at 10 AM.
The event will once again be held at the SE corner of Rt 9 and Baer Road. (about a quarter mile east of Tremont)
- Tractors must be 1959 model or older
- Entry fee is $20.00
- Weigh-in for tractors not weighed at a Pre-Season event begins at 7:00 AM
- Sign-in starts at 8:00 AM
- Tractors weighed at a Pre-Season weigh-in event may register any time before their class starts
- Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of eight classes
For more information, call Mark Sommer (309) 925-4311 or Troy Saal (309) 925-5891.
The Turkey Festival Medallion Hunt returns for another year!
The medallion will be hidden in an undisclosed location in Tremont. Clues will be given to its location and the individual who finds it will win a prize package courtesy of our sponsors. The first clue will be released on 6/6 at 9 AM and subsequent clues will be released at 9 AM on 6/7, 6/8 and 6/9, or until the medallion is found. These clues will be posted at the sponsoring businesses.
In the event that the medallion has not been found by noon on Sunday 6/9 a new clue will be broadcast every hour by the Turkey Festival announcer at City Park until the medallion is found.
The Medallion will be hidden on public property. It will not be hidden in a location requiring taking extra-ordinary physical risks. PLEASE be respectful of other people's property and your fellow hunters.
Good luck and happy hunting.
View the list of sponsors and prizes