Nauvoo Grape Festival ...... Friday, August 31st through Sunday, September 2nd

Sep 2, 2012 7:00am

 

2012 Nauvoo Grape Festival

 

The place to be...as we celebrate our 75th Annual Grape Festival!

August 31  - September 2, 2012

Nauvoo State Park

 

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Schedule of Events

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Please visit www.beautifulnauvoo.com

for more information about the Nauvoo Grape Festival, (217) 453-2528

 

Friday thru Sunday

 

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Food Vendors will be set up to offer a variety of food and drink choices during the entire weekend. Tenderloins, ribeyes, pork sandwiches, Kettle Korn, funnel cakes, Hawaiian Ice, lemon shake-ups and much more!

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First Aid Station will staffed by volunteers all weekend from the Nauvoo Fire Department/Rescue Team in case of emergencies!

 

Friday, August 31

 

 

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12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Historical Society Rheinberger Museum offers tours of the arched wine cellar and samples of grapes from Illinois's oldest vineyard.

 

 

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1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ~ Weld House Museum (1380 Mulholland) open for tours.  Free; original and reprints of former Grape Festival programs will be available for purchase.

 

 

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5:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight ~ Food vendors offer a variety of choices for food.

 

 

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6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ~ Conner Family Amusements Arm Band Night; $16

 

 

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8:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight ~ Entertainment Tent will host 13 Stitches - all ages with a $2.00 cover charge.

 

 

Saturday, September 1

 

 

 

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7:00 a.m. ~ Pancake Breakfast at the Shelter House, Nauvoo State Park sponsored by the Nauvoo Boy Scouts. Donations accepted.

 

 

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7:15 a.m. ~ Registration for the Grape Stomp 5-K run/walk begins. Check out the route at: http://tinyurl.com/grapestomproute

 

 

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7:30 a.m. ~ Registration for Co-Ed Mud Volleyball begins. Download your Mud Volleyball registration form & rules and regulations!!

 

 

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8:00 a.m. ~  Co-Ed Mud Volleyball play begins; Grape Stomp 5-K run/walk begins, & Arts & Craft Show & Flea Market opens.

 

 

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9:30 a.m. to 12 noon ~ Archery Exhibition: Free Bow Inspection & Tuning Tips for Hunters. Located at the Grape Bowl pageant seating area. Parking provided.

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9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ~ Free Archery lessons for children 5 - 12 years of age (accompanied by an adult). Equipment provided; experienced instructors & prizes!

 

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10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ~ Exhibition shooting featuring Scott Erb & Kathy Pindell.

 

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11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ~ Archery lessons for children continues.

 

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12 noon ~ Registration for the archery shoot begins; $12 entry fee (includes bonus shoot). Located in the Grape Bowl pageant seating area. Seating, parking  and refreshments provided.

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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ~ Distance shoot at 3D and novelty targets - men, women, no age limit. Open Class (moveable sights), Bow Hunter Class (fixed sights), and Traditional Class (no crossbows). Field points only, no range finders allowed. 2 arrows per target.  Trophies, cash prizes and a chance to win the $100 bonus shoot for all registered contestants. Door prizes and new product displays. On premise parking, spectator seating and refreshments available.

 

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Raffle: Deer Head Mount (by Wilson's Taxidermist, Montrose, IA); Genesis Bow, Broadhead Target, Set of Arrows cut to size (Cramberg Archery, Dallas City, IL)

 

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Officiated by Kevin Cramberg, Dallas City, IL, contact (309) 337-9626

 

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For more information regarding Archery related events, contact (217) 453-6590, ssamac55@mediacombb.net

 

 

 

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12:00 Noon ~ Midway opens with Conner Family Amusements and food vendors.

 

 

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12:00 Noon ~  Entertainment Tent opens.

 

 

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12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Historical Society Rheinberger Museum offers tours of the arched wine cellar and samples of grapes from Illinois's oldest vineyard.

 

 

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12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ~ Musican D'Allen Rice featured in the Entertainment Tent.

 

 

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1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Historical Society Weld House Museum (1380 Mulholland) open for free tours. Original and reprints of former Grape Festival programs will be available for purchase.

 

 

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1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wine Tasting provided by Baxter's Vineyards located in the Entertainment tent - must be 21 to participate.

 

 

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2:00 p.m. ~  Pet Parade starting at the Nauvoo-Colusa Grade School thru the Uptown Nauvoo Business district, ending at the  Nauvoo City Park. The Pet Parade Theme is Celebrating 75 Years of Grape Fun!!

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King & Queen: To be announced

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Games for all ages at the Nauvoo City Park.

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Fun~O~Rama  sponsored by WCAZ.

 

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3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ~ Garden Tractor Street Pull sponsored by Bi-State Little Pullers Association.

 

 

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4:00 p.m. ~ Kid's  Pedal Tractor Pull for ages 3 to 9 in the Nauvoo State Park.  Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

 

 

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5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ~ 36th Annual Festival on Wheels Night Time Car Display at Outlaw Tee's, 85 N. Iowa Street, Nauvoo, IL.

 

 

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6:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight ~ Entertainment Tent reopens to host musical acts The Young Gunz Band & Royal Bliss - all ages with cover charge ($8 in advance, $10 at the door).

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Tickets are available at www.ticsrus.com, Baxter's Vineyards & Outlaw Tee's in Nauvoo, Thurman Music & Hy-Vee in Ft. Madison, Meister Music in Keokuk and Hy-Vee in Burlington.

 

 

 

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7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Grape Festival Pageant pre-show - wine tasting provided by Baxter's Vineyards, Nauvoo, IL.

 

 

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8:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Grape Festival Pageant - The Wedding of the Wine and Cheese directed by the Nauvoo Historical Society, including distribution of a free historic Nauvoo Grape Festival program for guests. The Wedding of the Wine & Cheese Bride is Keri Hamman, daughter of Mike & Jennifer Hamman; the Groom is Brody Hopp, son of Tom & Maria Hopp. Free will offering. Seating is provided and handicap assistance is available. For information, call (217) 453-6590.

 

 

 

Sunday ,  September 2

 

 

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7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ~ Pancake Breakfast at the Shelter House, Nauvoo State Park sponsored by Sts. Peter and Paul School. Donations welcome.

 

 

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8:00 a.m. ~ Registration for the 36th Annual Festival on Wheels custom auto show.

 

 

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9:00 a.m. ~ Arts & Craft Show and Flea Market opens.

 

 

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10:00 a.m. ~ Non-denominational church service held in the small shelter house in the Nauvoo State Park.

 

 

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11:00 a.m. ~  36th Annual Festival on Wheels custom show opens - over 500 entries & one of the largest open car shows in the tri-state area.

 

 

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12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. ~ FREE Shuttle bus service will run from the Festival Grounds to area businesses.

 

 

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12:00 Noon ~ Entertainment Tent opens.

 

 

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12:00 Noon ~ Midway opens with Conner Family  Amusements and food vendors.

 

 

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12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Historical Society Rheinberger Museum offers tours of the arched wine cellar and samples of grapes from Illinois' oldest vineyard.

 

 

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12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ~ Musical act Hipbone Sam featured in the Entertainment Tent.

 

 

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1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Historical Society Weld House Museum (1380 Mulholland) open for free tours.  Original and reprints of former Grape Festival programs will be available for purchase.

 

 

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1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wine Tasting provided by Baxter's Vineyards located in the Entertainment tent - must be 21 to participate.

 

 

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2:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Grape Festival Feature  Parade begins at Casey's in the Uptown Nauvoo business district & ends on Parley Street in the Nauvoo State Park.

 

 

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4:30 p.m. ~ 36th Annual Festival on Wheels Car Show Awards.

 

 

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6:00 p.m. to 9:00  p.m. ~ Conner Family Amusements Arm Band Night ($16).

 

 

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7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Grape Festival Pageant pre-show - wine tasting provided by Baxter's Vineyards, Nauvoo, IL.

 

 

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8:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight ~Entertainment Tent  will host Jared Harness Blackgrass - all ages with $2.00 cover charge.

 

 

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8:00 p.m. ~ Nauvoo Grape Festival Pageant - The Wedding of the Wine and Cheese directed by the Nauvoo Historical Society, including distribution of a free historic Nauvoo Grape Festival program for guests. The Wedding of the Wine & Cheese Bride is Keri Hamman, daughter of Mike & Jennifer Hamman; the Groom is Brody Hopp, son of Tom & Maria Hopp. Free will offering. Seating is provided and handicap assistance is available. For information, call (217) 453-6590.

 

The Nauvoo Grape Festival Association reserves the right to  cancel  or change any activity.

 

Hand held radios provided by Electronic Applications Co., West Burlington, Iowa.

 

 

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