Pekin marigold festival
The 2018 Marigold Festival really came together! There were lots of fun events planned for all! Can't wait for 2019!
Marigold Festival Wine Tasting
Presented by Pekin Country Club
Pekin Country Club hosted the 2018 Marigold Festival Wine Tasting on Thursday, September 6th from 5pm until 8pm, the cost was $10 for entry. Tickets were available at the Chamber office, 402 Court St.
Pekin's Next Top Dog
Sponsored by the Grafelman Farms and TAiLS
Pekin's Next Top Dog will be held at the Dog Park at Mineral Springs Park, Thursday, September 6th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. You can enter your dog to win such prizes as cutest dog, ugliest dog, and best dog trick. Congratulations to the 2017 Top Dog, Molly and owner Micaylan!!!
Friday Night Family Fun Fest
Sponsored by the City of Pekin
Due to the rain this event was rescheduled to Friday, October 12th.
Friday Night on the Lawn
Sponsored by First United Methodist Church Men's Club
First United Methodist Church hosted Friday Night on the Lawn, Friday, Septmeber 7th, from 5pm - 8pm. They enjoyed hot dogs, ice cream, silent auction, and games on the lawn. This was a free event for the public.
Run with the Saints 5K Run/Walk
Sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic School
Congratulations 2018 Running with the Saints Winners:
1st Place Overall- Jessie Golden
2nd Place Overall- Brandon Palka
1st Place Overall- Jaylynn Riley
2nd Place Overall- Sierra Sitter
Age Bracket Winners
1st 0-14 age- Jaylynn Riley
2nd 0-14 age- Ethan Mayer
3rd 0-14 age- Bradyn Anderson
1st 15-19 age- Jessie Golden
2nd 15-19 age- Brandon Palka
1st 30-39 age- Brian Glesne
2nd 30-39 age- Trisha Roddis
3rd 30-39 age- RoseAnn Williams
1st 40-49 age- Chris Golden
2nd 40-49 age- Troy Miller
3rd 40-49 age- Tina Bajie
1st 50-59 age- Rob Davis
2nd 50-59 age- Julie Albers
1st 60+ age- Bob Meade
2nd 60+ age- Harland Shields
3rd 60+ age- Bruce Woll
Sand Volleyball Tournament
Presented by Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association
Congratulations to the 2018 Sand Volleyball winners!
Recreational Division: (10 teams)
1st Place: What’s What She Set
2nd Place: Beach Bums
3rd Place: Iron Chefs
Competitive Division: (5 Teams)
1st Place: Team #3
2nd Place: Setsy Beasts
3rd Sonshine Trucking
Ritchhart's Mobile Zoo
Presented by Ritchhart's Farm
Looking forward to seeing them at the 2019 Festival!
Presented by Pekin Public Library
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2018 Garden Contest!
1st Place - Sue & Greg Penninger
Honorable Mention - Angie Hamann
Mixed Garden with Marigolds
1st Place - Suzanne Cook
Honorable Mention - Melissa King
Honorable Mention - Ruth McIntosh
1st Place - First Baptist Church
1st Place - L.E. Starke School
Fairy Garden with Marigolds
Rock Climbing Wall
Presented by Upper Limits
The Rock Climbing Wall was open on Saturday, September 8th from 9pm - 6pm and Sunday, September 9am - 5am. The rock climbing was located on Diamond 1 in the Jimmy John's Game Zone.
Little Mr. & Miss Marigold
Under the direction of Jackie Montgomery
Applications are now available for the Little Miss & Mr. Marigold Pageant. You can download your application here!
You can also see the latest news on the Pekin Marigold Festival blog at http://marigoldfestival.blogspot.com.
We're here to help you enjoy your Marigold Experience!
Hold n' Load
For a donation, they hold your packages while you continue to shop. Great for those large items or when your hands get full! Look for Hold n' Load in the Handicap Parking Lot (see festival map). This will take place Saturday & Sunday during Art in the Park hours. Thank you to Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association for adding this service to the Marigold Festival attendees.
Nursing Mothers/Changing Station Tent
UnityPoint Health - Pekin is sponsoring a nursing mothers/changing station tent on September 8th & 9th. The tent will afford privacy to nurse or to change our littlest festival attendees.
First United Methodist Church will be opening their parking lot at 1315 Court St. for Marigold Festival patrons. They will also have free bottled water and a hospitality tent.
Thanks To Our Additional Festival Supporters