Cherry Valley Days Aug. 24-26

Staff Report

CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. — Cherry Valley Days will bring three days of food, fun, carnival rides and live music to Baumann Park, 218 S. Walnut St., Cherry Valley, Ill., Friday-Sunday, Aug. 24-26.

Festival hours will be 5 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Aug. 24; 9 a.m.-midnight, Saturday, Aug. 25; and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26.

Pre-sold buttons are $5 at CherryVale Hilander, Cherry Valley Library, Cherry Valley Village Hall and Alpine Bank (CherryVale) through Aug. 22. Tickets good for Friday-Sunday are $6 Friday; tickets good for Saturday-Sunday are $6 Saturday; and tickets for Sunday only are $3 Sunday. Visit

Following is the complete festival lineup by day with musical acts in bold:

Friday, Aug. 24

Dusk — Fireworks presented by Melrose Pyrotechnics

5 p.m.-midnight — Carnival rides by Skinner’s Amusements (Baumann Park)

5 p.m.-midnight — Concessions (Baumann Park)

5-10 p.m. — Bingo by Knights of Columbus (Bingo Tent)

5:45-7:15 p.m. — Rock Town Strangers (Main Stage)

6 p.m. — Registration begins for Muddy Money Mud Pit and Cherry Pie Eating Contest (Shade Tent)

6-8 p.m. — Pickles the Clown offers roaming ballooning (Show Tent Stage)

6:15 p.m. — Softball tournament begins (Softball Diamond)

6:30-7:30 p.m. — Alleluia Quartet (Show Tent Stage)

7 p.m. — Golden Key Hunt begins (Baumann Park)

7-7:45 p.m. — Children’s Nickel Scramble (ages 1-12) (Show Tent Stage)

7:45-9:15 p.m. — TRaSH 80’s (Main Stage)

8-10 p.m. — Karaoke with Music Zone DJ (Show Tent Stage)

10 p.m.-midnight — Kashmir (Main Stage)

Saturday, Aug. 25

9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Softball tournament (Softball Diamond)

Noon-midnight — Carnival rides by Skinner’s Amusements (ride special: noon-5 p.m., 10 rides for $15) (Baumann Park)

Noon — Registration for Bag Tournament (Baumann Park)

Noon-3 p.m. — Home Depot of Rockford Kids’ Workshop (Shade Tent)

Noon-6 p.m. — Scottish Highland Games (Baumann Park)

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Jamie Campbell & The Redneck Romeos (Main Stage)

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Forest City Dog Training Club (Show Tent Stage)

1 p.m. — Muddy Money Mud Pit (Baumann Park)

2-2:45 p.m. — Amici Italian Youth Folk Dance Troupe (Show Tent Stage)

2-3 p.m. — Big Daddy Woo Woo (Main Stage)

2:30-10 p.m. — Bingo by Knights of Columbus (Bingo Tent)

2:30 p.m. — Bag Tournament (Baumann Park)

3-4 p.m. — Minute-To-Win-It (Show Tent Stage)

3:30-4:30 p.m. — Sweet Lucy (Main Stage)

4-6 p.m. — Pickles the Clown offers roaming ballooning (Show Tent Stage)

4:30-5:30 p.m. — Mary Lee School of Dance (Show Tent Stage)

5-6 p.m. — Sensations (Main Stage)

6-7:30 p.m. — Lambick (Show Tent Stage)

6:30-7:30 p.m. — Mojo Radio (Main Stage)

8-9:15 p.m. — Radio Stars (Main Stage)

8-11 p.m. — Teen Dance — Music Zone DJ (ages 13-19) (Show Tent Stage)

10 p.m.-midnight — Mike & Joe (Main Stage)

Sunday, Aug. 26

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Softball tournament (Baumann Park)

11:30 a.m. — Entrance button and wristband sales open

Noon-6 p.m. — Concessions (Baumann Park)

Noon-5 p.m. — Carnival rides by Skinner’s Amusements (Noon-5 p.m. Wristband Special: Pay $16 for unlimited rides) (Baumann Park)

Noon — DARE Tent opens (DARE Tent)

Noon-4 p.m. — Community Service Tent

Noon-1 p.m. — Roscoe (Main Stage)

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Emily Hurd (Show Tent Stage)

1:30-3 p.m. — Band of the Lost (Main Stage)

2-3:30 p.m. — Rob Tomaro Trio (Show Tent Stage)

2-4 p.m. — Pickles the Clown offers roaming ballooning (Show Tent Stage)

3-4 p.m. — Pie Eating Contest (Main Stage)

4-6 p.m. — Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts (Main Stage)

4-5:30 p.m. — Clare Black & L.A. Trio (Show Tent Stage)

From the Aug. 22-28, 2012, issue

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