WENONA DAYS 2019

August 7th-11th

Check Out These Events!

Toby Keith Tribute Band

Barrel Races

Night Parade

Meet & Greet Veterans

Bicycle Poker Run

& Much More!

Red, White & Blue Activities

All Weekend:

Drop off socks, t-shirts, and personal care items at the following locations for the LaSalle Veteran’s Home: Wenona City Hall (during business hours), Bond Library, Legion Beer Tent and at Dancing with the Stars.

Homes in town will be decorated in honor of the weekend-we encourage you to take a cruise through town and check them out. Cast your vote for your favorite at the Uptown Pavilion (Beer Tent)! Home with the most votes will win a $100 Cash Prize.

Flags will be placed on gravesites of local service members during the weekend. Please be respectful of cemetery hours and final resting places of our veterans.

Food Vendors (Uptown South Parking Lot) *times may vary*

Grandma Rosie’s Woodfire on Wheels (Sat 5-10pm)

Mo’s Porch (Fri 5-10pm; Sat & Sun 10-10pm)

Jo’s BBQ (Fri 5-10pm; Sat & Sun 10-10pm)

TropicalSno (Fri 5-10pm, Sat 5-10pm)

Swanees Soft Pretzels (Sat 5-10pm)

Bierman Farms Food (Fri 5-10pm; Sat & Sun 10-10pm)

Wenona Masons (Fri 5-10pm, Sat 10-10pm, Sun 10-2pm)

Saturday, August 3, 2019

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dancing with the Wenona Stars Kids Clinic at Fieldcrest Middle School. $25/child (includes Wenona Days t-shirt and snacks) due by July 20th. Children perform Wednesday evening during DWWS.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

6 p.m. Pizza Social Hour free pizza at Legion for active military and veterans, sponsored by Friends of the Chamber

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

4:30-6 p.m. Farmer’s Market uptown pavilion, fresh seasonal farm and garden produce available for purchase

7 p.m. Dancing with the Wenona Stars Fieldcrest Gym; proceeds benefit dancer’s choice of charity; $3PP or $5/couple, active military and veterans free, members of military recognized during intermission; sponsored by Osage Furniture and Women of Wenona 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

**Thursday is Family Night at City Park**

**Many thanks to Evans Township for sponsoring prizes and giveaways**

5 p.m. Register for Bags Tournament at the City Park tennis courts, $20 per team, ages 13 & up; sponsored by Park Place Pub

5 p.m. Pork Chop Dinner sponsored by the Wenona Park and Recreation

5-7 p.m. Thank A Veteran sign the large banner under the pavilion which will be displayed at the LaSalle Veteran’s Home

5-7 p.m. Two-Faced Designs face painting by Laura Krischel

5-8 p.m. Fun on the Run Inflatables sponsored by Calpine Prairie Violet Wind Farm

5-8 p.m. Lemonade Shake-Ups by Bill Fecht and staff of Country Financial – Toluca, proceeds benefit the Wenona Food Pantry

5-8 p.m. Petting Zoo west of the pavilion; sponsored by Steve & Peg Goulding and Morris Farms

6 p.m. Bags Tournament Begins double elimination; sponsored by Park Place Pub

6 p.m. Free Ice Cream Treats under the pavilion; sponsored by Wenona Rotary

6 p.m. Master Gardeners family-friendly craft, under the pavilion

6-6:30 p.m. Taekwondo Demonstration by Tony Monti of Monti’s Martial Arts, cement pad of City Park

6-7 p.m. Red, White & Blue Wreath Making pre-pay class only-$15 (covers material costs) sign-up at City Hall

6-7:15 p.m. VET ROCKS! Rock painting fun for your favorite veteran, under the pavilion

6-7:30 p.m. Fireman’s Confidence Course sponsored by Wenona Fire Department

6-8 p.m. Unique Twist Balloon Artist sponsored by Wenona VetCare

7 p.m. Memory Signs make your sign for Wenona 5K in honor of Lou Ann Winter

7-8 p.m. World War II Radio Hour under the pavilion, sponsored by Hurst Funeral Homes

Friday, August 9, 2019

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Antique and Collector Market at City Hall, proceeds to benefit Wenona Historical Society, museum displays also open for viewing

11 a.m. American Pride Story Hour at Bond Library, come enjoy some stories and fun

12-1 p.m. All-American Hot Dogs with Mayor and City Council outside of Bond Library; sponsored by City of Wenona

4-7 p.m. Mobile Room Escape $10/person, sign-up at Sweet Shop, check-in 15 mins prior; sponsored by Wenona Chamber

4:30 p.m.- 1 a.m. Beer Tent Opens uptown pavilion; sponsored by Wenona American Legion Post #8

5 p.m. Kettle Popcorn by Uncle Les, uptown by Library

5 p.m. Food Trucks & Vendor Fest see page 2 for vendors

5-6 p.m. Wenona Coal Mine & Radar Station Historical Site walking tours to check out the view and some historical artifacts

5-? p.m. Boy Scout Steak Sandwiches at City Park

5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Night Fun rock climbing wall ($5/person) and jumbo slide (free), uptown north parking lot

5:30-7:30 p.m. Touch-a-Truck check out some awesome trucks, uptown north parking lot

6 p.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt add @fabulouswenona on Snapchat for prizes; sponsored by Kim’s Sweet Shop

7 p.m. 5K Run at Wenona City Park registration forms available at uptown businesses and online, last mile of run in memory of Lou Ann Winter – dedicated Wenona 5K participant

7:15 p.m. American Life Chalk Drawings all ages welcome, uptown on Main Street in front of Wenona Ink & Fitness Center; sponsored by Wenona Ink & Wenona Fitness

8 p.m.-1 a.m. Higgins Brothers Band in the beer tent, sponsored by Wenona American Legion Post #8

Friday Night Activities are generously sponsored by Meyer-Jochums Agency, Wenona Rotary, Wenona State Bank, and Calpine Prairie Violet Wind Farm

Saturday, August 10, 2019

7:30-10 a.m. Krispy Kreme Donut Sale uptown on Chestnut Street until gone; Fieldcrest Cheerleaders

7-8:30 a.m. Barrel Races Registration horse arena

8 a.m. Wenona Mustang Round-Up Golf Tourney at Tall Oaks, dinner & prizes following at Boardwalk Tap

8:30 a.m. Fishing Derby at Wenona City Pond; sponsored by the Wenona Pond Committee

9 a.m. Barrel Races Begin horse arena

9 a.m. Red, White & Blue Tye-Dying bring your own white shirt or material, at Wenona City Pond

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Craft/Vendor Show variety of crafts and products for purchase, Family Dollar parking lot

9:30 a.m. Iceal Hambleton Memorial Ceremony and Meet & Greet with local veterans at Wenona Legion, donuts and coffee provided, Guest Speaker Darin LaHood

10 a.m. Boy Scouts Food Tent near barrel race arena

10 a.m. Beer Tent Opens uptown pavilion

10 a.m. Kettle Popcorn by Uncle Les, uptown by Library

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Food Truck & Vendor Fest see page 2 for vendors

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Antique and Collector Market City Hall, proceeds to Wenona Historical Society, museum also open

10:30 a.m. Kiddie Tractor Pulls weigh-in and pulls, City Park

11 a.m. Medal of Honor Hunt ages 12-18, Library Gazebo, $50 cash prize

11 a.m.-3 p.m. BINGO! at City Park, proceeds benefit Fieldcrest Football, concessions available

Noon Bicycle Poker Run registration from 11:30-12:30pm at Maria’s Hot Slots, $20/card, proceeds benefit Wenona Historical Society & Bond Library

4-5 p.m. Moore School Open House at Moore School

4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday Night Activities Spiderman and Princesses Belle & Cinderella appearances and Kids Street Dance sponsored by DJ MARA, uptown north parking lot

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fieldcrest Dance Team red, white and blue nail painting, USA cupcakes decorating, and line dance lessons for kids, uptown north parking lot

6 p.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Kim’s Sweet Shop

8:30 p.m. Lights Parade on Main Street, line-up at Harry’s Tire

9 p.m. Fireworks Display off coal dump, weather permitting; sponsored by Steve & Peg Goulding

9:25 p.m. Mayoral Proclamation dedication of uptown pavilion park to be named Veteran’s Park

9:30 p.m. Toby Keith Tribute Band beer tent; sponsored by Wenona Chamber and the American Legion Post #8

Sunday, August 11, 2019

7:30-8:45 a.m. Registration for 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney at City Park, rain location at Fieldcrest Gym

9 a.m. 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament begins at City Park

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wenona Days of Thunder Car Show south of elevator, awards at 12:30 p.m.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bloody Mary Bar & Coffee uptown pavilion; Legion Auxiliary

10 a.m. Snapchat Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Kim’s Sweet Shop

10 a.m. Kettle Popcorn uptown

10-4 p.m. Antique and Collector Market City Hall, proceeds to Wenona Historical Society, museum also open

10-7 p.m. Beer Tent Open

11:30 a.m. Registration and Line-Up Grand Parade at Fieldcrest School parking lot

1 p.m. Grand Parade! Theme: Made in the USA!

1 p.m. Canned Food Drive benefits Wenona Food Pantry, bring non-perishable or canned food to parade for pick-up by Parade Committee

BINGO! Following the end of the parade until 4pm at Legion Building, proceeds benefit Fieldcrest Football

2 p.m. Chicken Poop Bingo at City Park, $10/ticket from Fieldcrest Cub Scouts all weekend

2:15 p.m. Burnout Contest on “Thunder Road” between elevator and uptown pavilion

4-5 p.m. Moore School Open House step back in time

4:30-6 p.m. Chicken Dinner uptown pavilion, served by Wenona Fire Department

4:30-6 p.m. Zion Lutheran Ladies pie by the slice available for purchase, uptown pavilion

5 p.m. Rotary Draw Down uptown pavilion, Wenona Rotary

6 p.m. 50/50 Drawing following draw down

6 p.m. American Quilt Raffle Drawing tickets available all weekend; quilt donated by Fairy Tail Grooming

6-7:15 p.m. Wind down with WINE BINGO! at uptown pavilion, bring a bottle of wine per card, snacks provided; sponsored by Women of Wenona

AND the conclusion of the 2019 Wenona Days Festival!

We hope to see you right back here in Wenona for Wenona Days 2020!

Any changes will be posted in Wenona Index and on Facebook!

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