7/4/2013 10:26:00 AM Entertainment Calendar - July 4, 2013
July 4 Fourth of July Parade The AmVets Post 29 annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. Line-up for the parade is at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “God Bless America” and Taylorville native and WWII veteran Herman Altman will serve as Grand Marshal.
Fourth of July Celebration at Lake Taylorville The Fourth of July Celebration at Lake Taylorville will include a performance by the Taylorville Muni Band, food, fun and fireworks at the Lake Taylorville Marina. Food vendors will open at 1 p.m. Swamp Donkey will perform from 3-6 p.m. The Taylorville Municipal Band concert will begin at 7 p.m., and A Touch of Class DJ Service will provide additional music during the evening. Fireworks will be shot off at dusk. Donations will be accepted.
Taylorville Lake Campers Golf Cart Show & Bake Sale At 11 a.m., the Taylorville Lake Campers will host a Golf Cart Show & Bake Sale to benefit the groups two main funds, “Marina Playground Improvement” and “Cameron’s Washhouse”. Golf carts will be decorated in patriotic theme and there will be awards for Best Decorated Cart. The entry fee is $5.00.
Fourth of July Boat Show B & R Construction will hold a boat show at 2 p.m. south of the Lake Taylorville Marina Office.
July 8 MCHS presents “The Earthline Battle in Wilsonville” July 8th, the Macoupin County Historical Society will host William Worethen. Mr. Worethen will present “The Earthline Battle in Wilsonville” at 7 p.m. in the Ruyle Building across from the MCHS Museum located at 920 Breckenridge St., Carlinville. This event is free and open to the public.
July 9 Christian County Ag Fair The Christian County Agricultural Fair will run from Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday July 14 at the Christian County Fairgrounds in Taylorville. Five days of agriculture shows and competitions, great food, entertainment, carnival rides, livestock, chili cook off, live music and a demo derby. Tuesday’s schedule of events: 8 a.m. FFA Show, 5 p.m. Fire Fighter Appreciation Day Program, 6 p.m. Christian County Fair Little Miss, 7 p.m. Christian County Fair Jr. Miss & Miss.
July 10 Christian County Ag Fair Wednesday’s schedule of events: 8 a.m. FFA Shows, 11 a.m. Senior Citizens Appreciation Dinner, 4 p.m. Antique Tractor Exhibit, 4 p.m. Blood Drive, 6:30 p.m. Talent Show.
July 11 Christian County Ag Fair Thursday’s schedule of events: 10 a.m. Young America Day (free kids games for children 3-12), 8 a.m. Kids Pedal Pull, 5 p.m. 4-H Auction, 9:30 p.m. Brushfire performs in beer tent.
July 12 Christian County Ag Fair Friday’s schedule of events: 8 a.m. Livestock shows begin (run all day), 6:30 p.m. 4x4 Stock Truck Pull, 9:30 p.m. Leaving Ashland performs in beer tent.
Nokomis Homecoming The 2013 Nokomis Homecoming will be July 12th through July 14th. This year’s events include plenty of fun, rides, food, games and entertainment at Nokomis Community Memorial Park. Schedule of events for Fri., July 12th: 6 p.m. Softball-Slow Pitch Tournament, 6 p.m. Carnival begins, 6 p.m. Beer tent opens, 6:30 p.m. Bingo on tennis court, 7 p.m. Cutest Baby Contest on the South Stage, 7 p.m. Nokomis/Hillsboro/Litchfield League Championship Game (13-14 yr. olds) at South Diamond, 8 p.m. Andy Avery performs on South Stage, 9 p.m. DJ Tara in the beer tent.
July 13 Christian County Ag Fair Saturday’s schedule of events: 9 a.m. Open Western Horse Show, 11 a.m. Sand Volleyball Tourney Registration, 12 p.m. Chili Cook Off, 1 p.m. Sand Volleyball Tourney Starts, 6:30 p.m. ITPA Truck & Tractor Pull, 9:30 p.m. Super Mario Speed Wagon performs in beer tent.
Nokomis Homecoming Schedule of events for Sat., July 13th: 9 a.m. 3 on 3 Basketball Sign Up in high school gym, 9 a.m. Softball Tournaments, 10 a.m. 3 on 3 Basketball in air conditioned high school gym, 11 a.m. Chicken Cook, 12 p.m. Beer tent opens, 1 p.m. Craft vendors open in the park house, 7 p.m. Nokomis Parade, 8 p.m. Bingo, 8 p.m. Scoreboard dedication at the South Diamond, 8:30 p.m. Gina Siebert and Colleen Edrington perform on South Stage, 9:15 p.m. Kenzie Howell performs on South Stage, 9 p.m. DJ Tara in the beer tent.
July 14 Christian County Ag Fair Sunday’s schedule of events: 9 a.m. All Speed Horse Show, 12 p.m. Garden Tractor Pull, 6:30 p.m. Demo Derby, Fireworks will begin immediately following the Demo Derby, 8:30 p.m. Antics perform in beer tent.
Nokomis Homecoming Schedule of events for Sun., July 14th: 7-10:30 a.m. Rotary Breakfast at the Rotary Park Pavilion, 8:30 a.m. Registration for Old Tyme Tractor Show, 9 a.m. Softball Tournaments, 12 p.m. Old Tyme Tractor Show (Dennis Aumann) at North Lawn, 12 p.m. Washer Tournament Registration at the Beer Tent, 12 p.m. Beer tent opens, 1 p.m. Cruise In (Rick Jones) at North Lawn, 1 p.m. Washer Tournament begins, 2 p.m. IBCA Hall of Fame Plaque presentation in high school gym; 1998-1999 “Back to Back” State Championship Teams; 2013 Legends Games; Boys & Girls alumni basketball games in air conditioned high school gym, 6 p.m. Bingo, 7 p.m. Deep Water Band (Gospel/rock) perform on South Stage, 9 p.m. Fireworks display at high school baseball field.