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Kekionga Festival

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2017 Kekionga Festival  "A Celebration of our Heritage"

The 2017 Kekionga Festival comes to Decatur this August.  While the official dates of the Festival are Wednesday, August 16 through Sunday, August 20 some events take place the weekend before.  A partial list of activities appears below.

Friday, August 11th

Community Garage Sale

Friday, August 12th

Community Garage Sale

Wednesday, August 16th

5:00 - 6:30 pm - Kekionga Cookout, prior to tent meeting. Sponsored by Love INC of Adams County 

7:00 pm Praise and Worship Service under the tent at Riverside Center

Thursday, August 17th
3:00 - 7:00 pm - Farmers Market - Chamber Parking Lot

4-8 pm Taste of Decatur - Madison Street

4:30 pm - John Hebein (Frank Sinatra) - Madison Street

5:30 pm - Brews Between the Bricks - Madison Street 

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Thursday Night Concert Series  - My Lost Tribe, Sponsored by Bunge North America - Madison Street

            
Friday, August 18th
9:00 am - 2 pm - Education Day - This event is open to all public, private and home school students. (Riverside Park & Riverside Center
4:00 pm - Encampment opens to the public - Riverside Center

4:00 - 6:30 pm - Flower & Vegetable Show Check-In - Riverside Center

4:00 - 9:00 pm - Motor Sports Festival - Downtown

7:00 pm - Camp Meeting - Pioneer Village - Public Welcome

8:00 pm - Cookie Stick - Pioneer Village

Saturday, August 19th

9:30 am - Black Powder Gun Shoot - Pioneer Village

10:00 am - Mayor's Challenge - Riverside Park

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Children's Barnyard by Farm Bureau Young Farmers - Riverside Center - Water Dept 

10 am - 5 pm
Riverside Center
Pioneer Encampment \ Living History Village
Educational Exhibits

History Tours - Camelot Carriage from RIverside Center to Historical Society

Food Vendors - Riverside Parking Lot

5:30 pm - Registration for Kekionga/Adams Memorial Hospital Greenway Gallop - Riverside Center

6:30 pm - Kekionga/Adams Memorial Hospital Greenway Gallop - Riverside Center

10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Historical Presentation - Riverside Center 

Little Turtle Artifact Road Show - David Ramp

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Open Air Art Show - Riverside Center by North Adams High & Middle Schools Art Classes - Silent Auction will be held 2:00 - 4:00 pm inside Riverside Center

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sidewalk Chalk Art - front of Riverside Center - Mama Talk & The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop

11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Thistle mountain Dulcimers - East Room Riverside Center

11:00 am - Bow Shoot - Pioneer Village

1:00 pm - Tomahawk & Knife Throw Demonstration - Pioneer Village

1:00 - 4:00 pm - Ice Cream Social - Historical Museum, 420 W Monroe Street

2:00 - 6:00 pm Concert in the Park - American Legion Park, Decatur - Sponsored by Decatur Lighthouse, Assembly of God - Live Music, Food & Drink - info: 260-223-1446

9:00 pm - Council Fire - Primitive Village, Riverside Park

DEMONSTRATIONS & EDUCATION EXHIBITS

Spinning - Ruth Meinzen

Spinning Wool & Flax - John Lindsey

The Honeybee - Janet Torson

Sauder Village's Master Basket Weaver - Carolyn Fast

Civil War Cannons - will be shot at 10 am, noon & 2 pm - Lawrence & Karen Dietz

Lima Area Woodcarvers - Knife or Gouge - David Betts

"O" Gauge Train Display - Lon Hawkins

Flower & Vegetable Show

Black & White Photography - Brice Sheets

WOOD CARVER, Scott Lepley will do demonstrations at 10:00 am, 12 Noon, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm., The four carvings will be sold at auction at the conclusion of the last show. - Sponsored by Complete Printing Service, Custom Car Care, and Reidenbach Equipment

ENTERTAINMENT
(Located in the Food/Entertainment Tent - Riverside Center)

11:00 am - Comedian/Magician - Jim Barron (Tent)

12:00 pm - Razz M' Jazz Dancers (Parking Lot)

1:00 pm - Ellis Omega (Tent)

1:30 pm - Dance Academy of Excellence (Parking Lot)

2:30 pm - Brave Generation (Tent)

3:30 pm - Chris Gadlage (Tent)

4:00 pm - Punch Sylvia (Chamber Parking Lot Tent)

Noon - 8:00 pm - Kekionga Motorcycle Show - sponsored by Decatur Chamber, EDZ Motorcycle Sales & Service & Beer Tent sponsored by Decatur Package Liquors (Chamber Parking Lot Tent) - Live Music 4:00 - 8:00 pm by Punch Sylvia

Sunday, August 20th
11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Pioneer Encampment \ Living History Village - Riverside Center

10:00 am - Primitive Church Service by Preacher Mike - Pioneer Village - Open to the Public

11:00 am - Women's Skillet Toss Demonstration - Pioneer Village

1:00 pm - Atlatl Throw Demonstration - Pioneer Village

3:00 pm - Closing Meeting & Prizes - Pioneer Village

 

KEKIONGA FESTIVAL SPONSORS: Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Decatur Main Street & City of Decatur

GOLD: Adams County Community Foundation, Indiana Arts Commission, Porter Family Foundation

SILVER: City of Decatur, Complete Printing Service, Custom Car Care

BRONZE: First Bank of Berne, PSI IOTA XI Sorority, Reidenbach Equipment

A special thanks to the City of Decatur, The Parks and Recreation Department and the United Way of Adams County for their Support.

 

Sponsors