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Bluegrass, jazz and big band featured at fifth annual Central Illinois Food, Wine and Music Festival     Send a link to a friend

[JUNE 14, 2004]  The fifth annual Central Illinois Food, Wine and Music Festival will take place on Father's Day weekend, June 18, 19 and 20, on the courthouse square in Mount Pulaski. The weekend features plenty of shady breezes, relaxed tunes, happy food and drink, and loads of smiles.

Events and activities

  • Bluegrass, jazz and big-band music, cloggers and dancers [See "Music times."]
  • Illinois food, cheese, bread and wine products, with four wineries represented, under the tent, south side of the square
  • Homemade ice cream and baked goods by the Methodist church
  • Arts and crafts fair, south and west sides of the square
  • Bingo, starts at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the VFW Hall, south side of the square
  • Soap Box Derby, north side of the square
    Practice -- Friday, 5 p.m.
    Racing -- Saturday, 9 a.m.
  • Dinners, under the tent on the south side of the square
  • Friday, 5-8 p.m. -- Mostaccioli pasta dinner by Community Pride

  • Homemade ice cream and baked goods by the Methodist church

  • Saturday, 5-8 p.m. -- Pork chop dinner by the Catholic church

  • Homemade ice cream and baked goods by the Methodist church

  • Breakfast, on the square
  • Saturday, 6-10 a.m. -- VFW biscuits and gravy, south side

  • Saturday, 7-10 a.m. -- Sidewalk breakfast, west side

  • Tours of the Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site and museum
  • Father's Day ice cream social Sunday afternoon, on the courthouse lawn
  • Homemade ice cream and baked goods by the Methodist Church, 1:30 p.m.

  • Mount Pulaski Community Band concert, 2 p.m.

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Music times

  • Friday, June 18, 5-9:30 p.m. -- Jazz and bluegrass

  • The Logan County Bluegrass Band, 5-6 p.m.

  • Vinegar Hill Brass, 6:15-7:15 p.m.

  • Tom Becker Trio, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 19, noon to 7 p.m. -- Seven hours of bluegrass, old-time music and clogging

  • Randy Erwin rope tricks, guitar and cowboy poetry

  • Long Creek Bluegrass Band

  • High Cotton

  • Flying Feet Cloggers

  • Irish Step Dancers

  • Cambric Garden

  • Dean Watson & His High Lonesome Band

  • Uptown String Band

  • Saturday, June 19, 7:30-11 p.m. -- Big band

  • Don Smith and his orchestra, with dancing under the tent

In case of rain, all events will be under the tents and in the buildings around the square.

[LDN and news release]

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