82nd Annual Glad Fest in Momence begins Wednesday

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The 82nd Annual Gladiolus Festival in Momence kicks off later this week and runs August 7th to August 11th featuring a variety of activities and events, starting with the Glad Fest Princess & Queen Coronation and wrapping up with the Adult Bean Bag Tournament & Beer Garden on Sunday afternoon. 

This year’s Grand Marshall chosen by the Gladiolus Festival Association is Lifelong Momence resident, Elwood Line.  A husband, father, grandfather, retired farmer, business owner, former Gladiolus Festival Board Member, Momence Chamber of Commerce Member, Moose Lodge and Odd Fellow member, and member of the school board for a quarter of a century!  Elwood has attended nearly every Gladiolus Festival!

During this year’s event, the Graham Historic House & Museum will be open on Friday, August 9th from 1-4 pm and Saturday, August 10th from noon till 3 pm. 

Here’s a look at the full schedule.

For more info, logon to the Glad Fest website by clicking here.

Wed Aug 7th 2019

7pm – Princess & Queen Coronation | H.S. Football Field [FREE ADMISSION]

Thur Aug 8th 2019

6:30 pm – Kids Parade | Washington Street

7 pm – 11 pm Carnival | Swyear Amusements Jeneir School Grounds [ADMISSION $1, 12 & over, UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBAND COST $22]

Fri Aug 9th 2019

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Glad Fest Logo T-Shirt Tie Dyeing |Reviewing Stand | No charge, while supplies last ages 0-20 years, ages 21 and over $5, $2 up charge for sizes 2XL and 3XL, $4 up charge for 4XL and up.

3 pm – Glad Run for Children | Reviewing Stand

5:30 pm – Parade of Old Cars

6 pm – Main Street Parade

6:30 pm  – 11 pm Carnival | Swyear Amusements Jeneir School Grounds [ADMISSION $1, 12 & over, UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBAND COST $22]

8:30 pm – 12 am – Beer Garden

9 pm – Midnight – “Anthony Orio”| River Street Stage | $5

Sat Aug 10th 2019

8 am  – 5k & 10k River Run – Sponsored by Lions Club

8 am – 3 pm – Car Show, Flea, Craft & Antique Market |Momence Island Park | ADMISSION $3

3 pm – Grand Street Parade

4 pm  – 10:30 pm  Carnival | Swyear Amusements Jeneir School Grounds [ADMISSION $1, 12 & over, UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBAND COST $25]

8 pm – Midnight – “High Anxiety” | River Street Stage

10 pm – Glad Fest 31 Day Early Bird Raffle Drawing | River Street Stage

Sun Aug 11th 2019

8 am – 3pm Flea, Craft & Antique Market |Momence Island Park | ADMISSION $3

11 am – Beer & Bloody Mary Garden Opens

Bean Bag Tournament check in Pre-registration only 815-472-6353 | River Street Stage

Noon – 4 pm – Adult Bean Bag Tournament & Beer Garden

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