Back to Events

September 17-18, 2010
Petersburg Annual "Fall Festival" on the Square


Results from Harvestfest 5K - CLICK HERE

RuthAnn Heyen was the winner of the laptop computer at the Chamber's raffle at HarvestFest. The prize was presented by John Stiltz on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce.

Carol Pope was the lucky winner of the very popular iPad. John Stiltz presented Carol with her prize.

The Chamber thanks all who purchased tickets and those who worked hard throughout the year to make HarvestFest a success.



Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 17, 2010
4:00 p.m. Scarecrow Set Up
5:00 p.m. Pork Chop Dinner sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce
6:15 p.m.

Welcome by the Chamber President, Introduction of Chamber

Officers and Directors and announcements.

6:30 p.m.

Introduction and award Presentation of the 2010 First Citizen

Food served in VFW tent

7:00 p.m. Tic Tac Toe
8:30p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Cadillac Ranch featuring Haley Dixon in the VFW tent
Saturday, September 18, 2010
All Day Dick Taapken-stroll the grounds playing the accordian
6:00 a.m. Vendor Set Up
7:00 a.m.   Breakfast at the Fire House sponsored by the Petersburg Firemen
8:00 a.m.

Vendors Open

1st Annual Harvest Fest 5K Run/Walk

8:00 a.m. - 10:00a.m Central Illinois Blood Bank on 6th Street
9:00 a.m.

Awards Ceremony for the 5K Run/Walk

Menard County EMS providing blood pressure checks in the Senior Citizens Building

9:30 a.m. VFW 21 Gun Salute at the VFW Memorial
10:00 a.m. Parade – Coordinated by Bill Bauser – Announced by Ron Sanert
After Parade

Lunch at the Rescue Building sponsored by the Menard County Rescue Squad

Petersburg Fire Department Auction of Pedal Fire Truck in the Chamber tent

Artisans Village on the Courthouse lawn

Vintage Ag Tractors on 7th Street

Alpacas on the southeast corner of the Courthouse lawn


Menard County APL Adopt a Pet

Children’s games on the southwest corner of the Courthouse lawn sponsored by the New Salem Assembly of God Church

Terror on the Square Gift Shop Open

Dunk Tank- - Jackson street AVAILABLE

11:30a.m. PORTA Wrestlers Release Ping Pong Balls form 9th and Jackson
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gospel Music – sponsored by the New Life Foursquare Gospel Church in the Chamber Tent

Fire Trucks/Equipment set up on 7th Street

Lunch at VFW tent

Texas Holdem’ in Senior Center-PORTA Wrestlers

Entertainment in the VFW tent

Noon - 2:00 p.m. WYMG broadcasting from Terror on the Square
12:30 p.m. Boy Scouts Soap Box Derby
1:00 p.m. Railsplitter Dulcimer Club playing near the sheep
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Menard County Singers in Chamber Tent
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Dancing Jays Pom Squad in Chamber Tent
4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. Whirled Peas in VFW Tent
4:30p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Marching Jays Auxiliary Squad Demonstration in Chamber Tent
5:00 p.m.

Pie Auction-proceeds benefit Angel Tree
Senior Citizens Center Basket Auction-proceeds benefit Senior Activities

Scarecrow Auction and Raffle

Pork Chop or Ribeye Sandwiches –proceeds to Food Pantry

5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?
8:30 p.m. - 12:30a.m. The Stone and Biscuit Band in the VFW tent



1st Citizen Nomination Form

5k Run Walk Form

Parade Application Form