2015 - 102nd Annual FREE FAIR
Sponsored by CARTERVILLE LIONS CLUB - Sept. 9, 10, 11 & 12.
Theme: The Sites and Sounds of Carterville
Parade at 10:00 am Saturday Parade Marshall: Amber Browning
CANNON PARK MIDWAY – Carnival Rides – Games – Food – Free Entertainment
****---WEDNESDAY - September 9---****
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM – FARMER’S MARKET – (BACK TO THE ROOTS OF THE FREE FAIR)
6:00 PM - DOLLARS IN THE STRAW- Two Groups – Ages 4 to 7 and Ages 8 to 12 – LIMITED TO KIDS ONLY
---THURSDAY - September 10---
1:00 PM – BABY SHOW – Carterville Civic Center (Community Building) – Show up to enter.
5:00 – 10:00 PM – BINGO – At the Civic Center – Minimum 10 Players to begin.
7:00 PM – LITTLE MR & MISS CARTERVILLE FREE FAIR, JR MISS CARTERVILLE FREE FAIR AND MISS CARTERVILLE FREE FAIR SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT AND TALENT SHOW - Carterville High School Auditorium – Tickets available at the door or from contestants. Little Mr & Miss Carterville Free Fair, Jr. Miss Carterville Free Fair
and MISS CARTERVILLE FREE FAIR 2014-2015 will ALL be crowned this night!
---DURING FREE FAIR - September 11th & September 12th---
BUY A BADGE – – Help fund our Fireworks Display - $1 Per Badge
CARNIVAL RIDES AND GAMES –BOOTHS – BINGO - RAFFLE TICKETS
BINGO – Located in the Civic Center. Scores of prizes from local merchants to be given away. Food sold in bingo area.
Friday from 5:00 to 10:00 PM Saturday from 1:00 to 10:00 PM
50/50 DRAWING – In bingo area and Carterville Lions Club tent.
BOOTHS - Located on Civic Center Parking Lot – open during Free Fair hours.
RAFFLE TICKETS – Lions Club Raffle tickets sold at Carterville Lions Club tent. Prizes include Haunted Hayride Tickets and Baskets. Some of the other Booths will have raffle tickets for their own raffle.
--- FRIDAY – September 11th -
CARNIVAL RIDES & GAMES - CAR SMASH - BOOTHS - BINGO - RAFFLE TICKETS
5:00 PM – OPENING CEREMONY and RIBBON CUTTING - Mayor Brad Robinson, New 2015 Miss Carterville
Free Fair, High School Choir and Boy Scout Troup 77 to present the flag.
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM – CARNIVAL RIDES ON THE MIDWAY – ARM BANDS $15.00
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM – CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 5K TWILIGHT GLOW RUN/WALK (FREE FUN RUN AT 6:30) Registration (Fee) in Front of the Civic Center in Cannon Park. Pay for advanced registration (FOR LESS) at the Chamber Office inside the Carterville Community Building on Greenbriar Road on or before Friday August 28th. Applications available on Carterville Chamber Website: www.cartervillechamber.com. Fun Run participants (Ages 12 and Under) register Friday night before 6:15
5:15 PM to 8:00 PM - FREE - MR. SWAMP FOX – FREE Entertainment. On Civic Center outdoor stage. Bring your lawn chairs.
6:30 PM – FREE DOLLARS IN THE STRAW –FREE -Ages 4 to 7 then Ages 8 to 12. Limited to KIDS ONLY. Located on the Civic Center (Community Building) parking lot in front of the stage.
8:30 PM TO 11:00 PM – FREE –CALICO CREEK BAND – FREE ENTERTAINMENT – On Civic Center outdoor stage. Bring your lawn Chairs.
-SATURDAY – September 12th -
CARNIVAL RIDES & GAMES (evening) – BOOTHS – BINGO - RAFFLE TICKETS
10:00 AM – FREE - PARADE – Starts at the NEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (OLD High School site), starts S. Division to James Street turn left and ENDS at James Street Park. If you want to go to Cannon Park, continue west on James Street, turn left on Dent then right on Cottonwood then right on Cannon Drive to Park. Show up to enter – NO Entry Fee
11:00 to 4:00 PM – FREE - SAFARI DENTAL COMPANY – In Midway. Providing dental examinations, cleaning, fluoride and sealants for children from 1 to 19 years of age plus expectant mothers.
12:00 AM – HELICOPTOR RIDES – Located in the baseball field.
11:30 AM – ZUMBATHON BENEFIT EVENT – Help support the Austin Wade Foundation to help families with children battling cancer in Southern Illinois. At the Community Building outdoor stage.
1:00 PM - FREE- PING PONG BALL AVALANCHE FREE KIDS ONLY under 12 yrs old – No Parents PLEASE
Right after Ping Pong Drop – FREE- KIDDIE CAR RACE – free – Ages 1 to 6 – Bring your own Battery Powered Riding Car, Truck, 4 Wheeler, etc. Win Trophies. All who enter get a prize.
1:30 PM– FREE - JOHN FROST’S KARAOKE SHOW – FREE – Limited to 10 participants – NO Entry Fee
2:30 PM – PIE BAKING CONTEST – Bake a pie, bring it to Community Bldg. WIN PRIZES. Entered Pies sold afterward.
4:00 PM – CARNIVAL RIDES IN THE MIDWAY – ARMBANDS $20.00
4:00 PM & 5:00 PM - FREE - PUPPET SHOW – Puppet show. Stage side entrance Civic Center.
4:00 PM - FREE - DOLLARS IN THE STRAW –FREE - Two Groups: Ages 4 to 7 then Ages 8 to 12. Limited to KIDS ONLY. Located in the Community Building parking lot in front of the stage.
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM FREE – LIONS CLUB FIRST ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT CONTEST – VARIETY ENTERTAINMENT - $100 1ST prize, $75 2nd prize & $50 3rd prize. On Civic Center outdoor stage.
5:30 PM - FREE – PET SHOW - Bring your pet to the gazebo.
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM FREE - - EVENING ENTERTAINMENT – ALEXANDRIA KAY – FREE – Bring your lawn chairs for a great evening of entertainment.
9:45 PM – RAFFLES/DRAWINGS – Announcement of winning tickets (including 50/50) from various Midway Vendors
10:00 PM – ****** FIREWORKS****** – Bring your chairs, your family and your friends!!
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE - Parking available NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
BOOTH RENTAL–Availability 618-985-2252 - Pick up forms from City Hall – Carterville-First come, first served.
2015 Carterville Free Fair Pageant Sponsors
A Splendid Affair
Abell Construction Company
Carterville Chamber of Commerce
Carterville Dairy Queen
Carterville High School
Carterville Lioness Club
Carterville Lions Club
Carterville Unit #5
Century 21 House of Realty, Inc.
City of Carterville
Coldwell Bankers Preferred
First Southern Bank
McConaughy Chiropractic Clinic
Schuyler Flooring Shop
The Lions Club would like to thank the many corporate and individual sponsors who helped to make this years fireworks possible.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
The Carterville Fire Department, The Carterville Police Department and The Carterville High School.
EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO:
The City of Carterville for everything they do to make the Free Fair possible!!