Kekionga Festival

Kekionga Festival

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2021 Kekionga Festival  "A Celebration of our Heritage"

The 2021 Kekionga Festival comes to Decatur this August.  The official dates of the Festival are Thursday, August 12 through Sunday, August 15.  

Thursday, August 12th

4:00 - 7:00 pm - Farmers Market -Corner Monroe & 1st Streets

4:00 - 9:00 pm -  Motor Sports Car Show (Downtown)

5:00 pm - John Hebein (Frank Sinatra) - Madison Street

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Thursday Night Concert Series  - The Bulldogs, Sponsored by Custom Car Care & Krueckeberg Auction & Realty - Madison Street Plaza

            
Friday, August 13th
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

6:00 - 9:00 pm - P.I.X. Painting Party - Riverside Tent - "doors" open at 6-event starts at 7) 12 tables of 6 - local DecoArt Helping Artist Ruth Green will be the instructor - Food & Beverages (adult) available. Silent Auction Sponsored by DecoArt

7:00 pm - Cookie Stick - Pioneer Village

Saturday, August 14th

9:00 am - Encampment opens to the public

Black Powder Gun Shoot - Pioneer Village

9:00 am -6 pm - Tomahawk & Knife Throw Demonstration - Pioneer Village

10 am - 5 pm:

Riverside Center
Pioneer Encampment \ Living History Village
Educational Exhibits

Food Vendors - Riverside Parking Lot

10:30 am - Mayor's Challenge - Riverside Park

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 1:00 - 3:00 pm inside Riverside Center

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

11:30 am - Archery - Pioneer Village

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

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

DARK - Council Fire - Primitive Village, Riverside Park

DEMONSTRATIONS & EDUCATION EXHIBITS

Spinning Wool & Flax - John Lindsey

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

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)

12:00-2:00 - Aleena York Duet

  2:00 pm - Gabe Bailey

  3:00 pm -John Hebein (Frank Sinatra)
 

3:00 pm - Sunday, August 15th

11:00 am - 2:00 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 - Children's Coin Hunt - Pioneer Village

2:00 pm - Camp Meeting & Prizes - Pioneer Village

 

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

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

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 and DecoArt for their Support.

 

soap tent

soap tent

Best of show

Best of show

camp crafts

camp crafts

camping

camping

campsite crafts

campsite crafts

Cannons

Cannons

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

Dulcimers

Dulcimers

Flowers

Flowers

"Frankie" eastern screech owl

"Frankie" eastern screech owl

Gourd painting

Gourd painting

Hawk

Hawk

"Hawkeye" Broad wing hawk

"Hawkeye" Broad wing hawk

"Jefferson" Bald Eagle

"Jefferson" Bald Eagle

Jewelry

Jewelry

Magician Jim Barrons

Magician Jim Barrons

"Peabody" Barred Owl

"Peabody" Barred Owl

Pioneer camping

Pioneer camping

Education Day at Riverside

Education Day at Riverside

"Sheyenne" Harris Hawk

"Sheyenne" Harris Hawk

In the Shade

In the Shade

weaving wool

weaving wool

"Zues" Great Horned Owl

"Zues" Great Horned Owl