Carterville Lions Club

      CARTERVILLE FREE FAIR 2014

 101st Annual  Sponsored by  Carterville Lions Club

Theme: Creating Dreams, Friendships and Memories

Parade Marshall: Britney Abell

Cannon Park Midway Carnival rides-Games-Food--Free Entertainment

Attention: the pie baking contest was mistakenly advertised for 6:30 pm...the correct time for this event is 2:30 pm...sorry for any inconvenience....

Notice: Parade route has a large change this year. The parade will start at the new Junior High(old high school) at 10 am Saturday....proceed north on Division, through downtown to James St., turn right on James St. to James St Park..and ends there...If one wants to go to Cannon Park for all the activities proceed west on James St. to Dent St...turn right on Dent St to W. Grand and proceed to Cannon Park...Thank you for your cooperation...

 

 

Sept 4,5,6, 2014 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:


FARMERS MARKER Wednesday 3pm-7pm..(Back to the roots of the FREE FAIR)

Free DOLLARS IN THE STRAW @ 6:00 PM


BABY SHOW.....Community Center...1 PM Thurs....Show up to enter


LITTLE MR & MISS CARTERVILLE ..7 PM.. Carterville High School Auditorium .....Tickets available from contestants and at the door...Call 985- 6948 for more info.


QUEEN TALENT SHOW.....7PM Thurs...tickets available from contestants and at the door...Contest to be in Carterville High School Auditorium

 

 FRIDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

The Carterville Lions Mascot will be strolling around Fri evening and Sat...bring your camera and take free fotos...


OPENING CEREMONY...5 PM...Mayor Brad Robinson...Miss Carterville Free Fair..2012....Miss Carterville Free Fair 2013..School Choir..Boy Scouts to present the flags, and ribbon cutting by Carterville Chamber of Commerce...


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE..5-7 pm....5K Run/walk(fun run to follow)...Registration (fee) in front of Community Bldg...Cannon Park...Pay for advance registration (for less) at Century 21 in Carterville before Thurs.(Sept 25 at 5pm.)

 

CARNIVAL, RIDES, & GAMES Friday evening and Sat.
ORGANIZATION BOOTHS...Open during FREE FAIR hours.

On Civic Center parking lot behind the Civic Center.
DOLLARS IN THE STRAW.... 6 PM Thurs., 6:30 pm Friday..&..after parade Sat....FREE.....Ages-4-7 then 8-12....Kids only in the straw


GIFT BINGO Fri evening & Saturday all day. Scores of prizes to be given away, , prizes donated by local merchants. New location....Civic Center!!!


Friday night entertainment..... starting at 05:15 til 07:00...Featuring ........"SWAMP TIGER"...FREE...bring lawn chairs.


"KESSLER BAND
"....free...7:00-10 pm Free Entertainment....bring lawn chairs and enjoy....


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PARADE..Starts at New Junior High School and goes up S. Division to JAMES STREET & ends at JAMES ST PARK...To go to Cannon Park....Follow James St. to Dent St...turn right on Cannon to go to Cannon Park....Show up to enter.....FREE...10 AM Sat
RIDE IN MONSTER TRUCK DURING PARADE  $10.00  LIMITED TO 8 RIDERS

 


HELICOPTOR RIDES East end of Cannon Park...soccer field...

 

12:00 PM....."COYOTE HUNTER" MONSTER TRUCK RIDES....ONLY $5.00 PER PERSON


PING PONG BALL AVALANCH.....After the parade...at Cannon Park behind Civic Center..FREE FREE...kids only ages 2-6 then 7-12


KIDDIE CAR RACE.....after Ping Pong Ball Avalanch..... Ages 1-6....Bring your own battery operated riding car, truck, 4 wheelers, ect....Trophies...FREE....all entries get a prize. NEW and improved...on parking lot behind Civic Center


CAKEWALK with JR MISS & MISS CARTERVILLE FREE FAIR CONTESTANTS...& past Free Fair Queens....in the Gazebo....right after the parade...


ZUMBATHON CHARITY EVENT...11:30 AM...GROOVIN' FOR GARY CHARITY EVENT in support of Gary Jones, a local Carterville man battling leukemia...$10.00 advance tickets available  @ RICH'S BARBER SHOP....or at the DEN..or at the event....Door prizes and raffle...Behind Civic Center


KESLER BAND...FREE...music entertainment....8:30-11:00 pm....on stage behind center....


PUPPET SHOW...FREE....South entrance of Civic Center south of stage..FREE...4PM & 5PM...FREE


HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES.....FREE... no food or drinks on ride

 

CARNIVAL RIDES BEGIN @ 4PM SATURDAY


JOHN FROSTS' KARAOKE Show....1:30 PM...free...limited to 10 participants.


FREE DOLLARS IN THE STRAW....4:00 pm...FREE...Two groups...4-7 then 8-12...only kids in the straw!!!


FREE PET SHOW....5:30 PM....Bring your pet to the Gazebo....


PIE BAKING CONTEST....Bring a pie to the Community center, win a ribbon, Entered pies sold for $3.00 a slice...2:30 pm not at 6:30 as previously advertised..

4:30 -7 PM...."MR SWAMP FOX" MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT FREE on stage behind Civic Center!!

 

JACKSON JUNCTION....FREE ENTERTAINMENT...7 PM-9:30pm ...FREE....on stage behind Civic Center


RAFFLES & DRAWINGS....9:45 PM Sat....tickets can be obtained on our Midway from various clubs and organizations.

 

free free free FIREWORKS 10:00 pm


BOOTH RENTAL call 618-985-2252 or pick up forms @ City Hall downtown Carterville. Booths available to civic and nfp organizations until Aug 20, 2014 then it will be open to others. If you are not able to pick up the contract through the week.


HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE & NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
Come one...come all..get your 2013 FREE FAIR souvenir badge so you will not be arrested by the Keystone Kops. Still only a dollar.


 


 


 

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