Bell Tower Festival

 
until the 2017 Bell Tower Festival in Jefferson!
 

 
PLEASE NOTE
This is the 2017 schedule and will be updated before Festival!


Join in the fun of planning a great festival event! Call 515-386-2155 or email Sheilah@greenecountyiowa.com. No need to sit home by yourself, there are tasks for everyone who will participate in making this the best of Bell Tower Festivals!!

 FRIDAY, June 9, 2017

Information Booth and First Aid Center: Staffed Friday and Saturday

Bell Tower Tours

Friday: 10:00 am - 9:00pm

Location: Bell Tower


Amusements Associates

Rides & Inflatables!

Friday: 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm,

Location: East of Bell Tower Square


National Model Railroad Association Train Display

Friday: 1:00-7:00

Location: Masonic Lodge, West side of square


Vendors & Booth Exhibits

Friday Setup: 10:00am-2:00pm, Booths open 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Saturday Setup: 6:00 am, Booths open 9:00 am- 8:00 pm

Location: Around the Courthouse Square as assigned, see Map


Ring Out For Art Sculpture Contest
Sculptures located on the north side of the courthouse
Public Voting on sculptures at Jefferson Matters: Main Street Booth Friday until 6:00 and Saturday until 3:00
Sponsored by Jefferson Matters: Main Street & Home State Bank


Collaborative Community Poem
Poet and 1966 Jefferson graduate, David Williamson, and Tower View Team invite you to share your Moments and Memories about the Bell Tower.  Mahanay Bell Tower Moments and Memory Boxes are located at the Jefferson Public Library, Homestead Bakery, the Observation Deck of the Bell Tower, or at the Jefferson Matters: Main Street Booth during the Festival Your words will become the source material needed to create the Collaborative Community Poem which will be given as a gift to the Bell Tower Foundation in honor of the 50th Birthday of the Tower later in October.


Aktion Club Popcorn Sales

Friday: 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am- 8:00 pm

Location: Bell Tower Plaza


BBQ

Friday: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Location: Greene County Community Center

Grilled by: Greene County Pork Producers

Hosted by: Greene County Chamber & Development

Advance Discounted Tickets available at the Chamber Office, The Printer's Box and People's Trust & Savings Bank.


Class Reunions- by Graduation Year

Friday: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm, tables reserved at Community Center Barbeque and Beverage Garden either night

Saturday: Reunions at off-site venues; Local class member contacts


JPRD Bags Tournament

Friday: Registration 5:30 pm

Location: On the Square


Jefferson BPO Elks Lodge #2306 Flag Day Ceremony
Friday 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Jefferson Elks Lodge 103 W. Harrison
Sponsored by the Jefferson Elks Lodge #2306
Beverages available before and after the ceremony


The Rivieras: 50's & 60's Rock n' Roll

Friday: 6:00 pm

Location:Plaza Stage


Opening Ceremonies & Tower of Fame Award Presentation

Friday: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Location: Plaza Stage

Rain Location: Community Center


Relay for Life of Greene County Luminaria
Friday: 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
Location: Alley west of Courthouse Square


Reception for Tower of Fame Award Winner

Friday: 8:00- 9:00

Location: Courthouse Rotunda


Art Show

Accepting works on Wednesday, June 11- 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm; Thursday, June 12- 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

SHOW: Friday: 8:00 pm- 9:00 pm, Saturday: 1:00- 9:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00- 4:00 pm

Location: Greene County Historical Museum


History Boy Theatre Co Presents Gutenberg: The Musical

115 S. Wilson

7:00 pm

Tickets $15 at the door


Beverage Garden with The Rivieras!

Friday: 9:000 pm- 12:00 am

Location: Beverage Garden


Star Watch

Friday: Dusk, Saturday: Dusk

Location: Corner of Lincolnway and Wilson


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fireman's Breakfast

Saturday: 6:00 am-10:00 am

Location: Jefferson Fire Department (E Washington St)

Sponsored By: Jefferson Fire Department


Bell Tower Tours

Saturday: 9:00 am- 10:00 pm

Location: Bell Tower


Vendors & Booth Exhibits

Saturday: Set up 6:00 am-8:00 am, Booths open 9:00 am- 8:00 pm

Location: Around the Courthouse Square


Ring Out For Art Sculpture Contest
Sculptures located on the north side of the courthouse
Public Voting on sculptures at Jefferson Matters: Main Street Booth Friday until 6:00 and Saturday until 3:00
Sponsored by Jefferson Matters: Main Street & Home State Bank


Collaborative Community Poem
Poet and 1966 Jefferson graduate, David Williamson, and Tower View Team invite you to share your Moments and Memories about the Bell Tower.
Mahanay Bell Tower Moments and Memory Boxes are located at the Jefferson Public Library, Homestead Bakery, the Observation Deck of the Bell Tower, or at the Jefferson Matters: Main Street Booth during the Festival
Your words will become the source material needed to create the Collaborative Community Poem which will be given as a gift to the Bell Tower Foundation in honor of the 50th Birthday of the Tower later in October.


Amusement Associates

Rides & Inflatables!

Saturday: 9:00 am- 9:00 pm

Location: East of the Bell Tower Square


Ding Dong Dash

Saturday: Check-In 7:00-7:45 am

Events 1 mile: 8:00 am; 5k, 10k, Run/Walk: 8:20 am

Location: Greene County Community Center

Sponsored by Jefferson Park & Rec Department


Show & Shine Car Show

Saturday: Registration 8:00-11:00 am, Show: 11:00 am- 3:00 pm, Awards: 3:30 pm

Location: Corner of State & Vine St.


National Model Railroad Association Train Display

Saturday: 8:00-7:00

Location: Masonic Lodge, West side of square


Motorcycle Poker Run

Saturday: Registration & Ride: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm (last bike out by 12:00 pm)

Location: Peoples Trust & Savings Bank Parking Lot

Website: www.btfcycle.info. Online Registration recommended


Motorcycle Show

Saturday: Registration: 8:00 am- 1:00 pm

Show: 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Judging: 3:00 pm

Location: Peoples Trust & Savings Parking Lot


Guided Tour Ride to Dexter: Bonnie & Clyde

Saturday: 9:00 am

Salty View Band 2-6 pm in the Beer Garden- Free Admission

Beer & Wine Tasting Sponsored by Hy-Vee 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm featuring Keith Kerhoff, Co-founder of Templeton Rye 4:00-5:00 pm.

Website: www.btfcycle.info. Online Registration Recommended


Art Show

Accepting works on Wednesday, June 11- 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm; Thursday, June 12- 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

SHOW: Saturday: 1:00- 9:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00- 4:00 pm

Location: Greene County Historical Museum


Aktion Club Popcorn Sales

Saturday: 9:00 am- 8:00 pm

Location: Bell Tower Plaza


Bell Tower Festival Parade

Saturday: Line up: 8:00 am- 10:30 am; Parade 11:00 am- 12:30 pm

Registration: FORMS at BellTowerFestival.org. Email angie@GreeneCountyIowa.com or call Chamber 515-386-2155 by June 7. Parade route: Start at Greene County High School on Chestnut Street to Lincolnway to Vine St. then south to the middle school. Parking and Shuttle Service provided at the Middle School for Parade Participants.

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Jefferson


Slip-N-Slide Kickball
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Location: Kelso Park
Time 1:00 pm— Team Check in
1:30 pm— Tournament Begins
Fee $20.00/team
Age All age groups ( 2 divisions— 14 & older, 13 and under)


Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser

Saturday: 11:30 am- 2:00 pm

Location: VFW Hall (East side of Square)

Free Will Donation


Watermelon Feed

Saturday: After the Parade

Location: North Wilson, in front of Masonic Lodge

Sponsored By: Morning Lodge #159


AAI-Spalding 3 on 3 Hoopin' in the Park Tournament

Saturday: 12:30 pm check in time, Tournamnet: 1:00 pm

Location: Russell Park 

Sponsored by Jefferson Park & Rec Department & AAI-Spalding


Chainsaw Artist Demonstration
Saturday: Time TBD
Location: Intersection of Wilson & Harrison

Antique Tractor Show

Saturday: 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Location: Home State Bank Parking Lot


Greene County Historical Society Museum

Saturday: 1:00-9:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: 219 E. Lincolnway


Elk's Burgers & Brats

Saturday: 12 pm- 2:00 pm

Kids under 4 eat free

Location: Jefferson Elk's Lodge

Sponsored By: Jefferson Elk's Lodge #230


GaGa Ball Tournament
Saturday: 12 pm Registration, 1:00 Tournament
Location: Webb House, 401 S. Wilson


Rhythm Room Dancers

Location: Plaza Stage

Saturday: 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm


Elite Tumblers

Saturday: 1:00-1:30 pm

Location: In Lincolnway by Tower


Town & Country Band Performance

Saturday: 1:45 pm- 2:45 pm

Location: Plaza Stage


RVP ~ 1875 Tool Tour & Demonstration

Saturday: 1:00-2:00 pm

Location: RVP ~ 1875, 115 S. Wilson


Thomas Jefferson Gardens Tours

Saturday: 1:00-4:00 pm, with doors open throughout the day


Jaws of Life Demonstration

Saturday: 2:30

Location: Wilson Street, 1/2 block south of Bell Tower

Sponsor: Jefferson fire Department


Spelling Bee

Saturday: 2:00-4:00 pm

Location: Greene County Community Center

Sponsored By: Greene County Historical Society


Free Movie

Pending


Des Moines Cycle Club's Tour de Raccoon

Saturday: 3:00 pm

Location: Raccoon River Valley Trail

Hosted By: All Ability Cycles & Cyclists of Greene


Trivia Contest

Saturday: 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: City Hall, 2nd Floor, 220 N. Chestnut St.

Hosted By: Greene County Chamber & Development


Jonathan May Comedy Magician

Saturday: 3:00 pm- 3:50 pm

Location: Plaza Stage


Catholic Church Quilt Raffle

Saturday: 4:15-4:30 pm

Location: Plaza Stage

Tickets on sale 3:00-4:00 pm in Courthouse Rotunda


Prairie Blue Creative Arts Dance

Saturday: 4:30-5:00 pm

Location: Plaza Stage


Bill Riley Talent Show

Saturday: 5:00-7:00 pm

Location: Plaza Stage

Rain location: Greene County Community Center

Sponsored by: Greene County Farm Bureau


Chicken Noodle Dinner

Saturday: 5:00-7:00 pm

Location: United Methodist Church

Sponsor: United Methodist Mission Group


Drive in Movie Night: Title TBD

Saturday: Dusk

Location: High School Parking Lot

Free Admission & popcorn

Sponsored by the Greene County Intermediate School


History Boy Theatre Co Presents Gutenberg: The Musical

115 S. Wilson

7:00 pm

Tcikets $15 at the door


Beverage Garden with "POP ROCKS!"

Saturday: 8:00 pm- 12:30 am

Location: Beverage Garden


Star Watch

Saturday: Dusk

Location: Dollar General Parking Lot104 N. Locust


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Bell Tower Tours

Sunday: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Location: Bell Tower


Kids Fishing Derby

Sunday: 1:00- 4:00 pm

For Kids 4-15

Location: Spring Lake

Sponsored By: Greene County Conservation Board


Art Show

Sunday 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: Greene County Historical Society Museum


Greene County Historical Society Museum

Sunday: 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: 219 E. Lincolnway


Free Movie

Pending


Aktion Club Dance

Sunday: 2:00-4:00 pm

Location: Elk's Club

Tickets: $7, Contact: Brenda 515-386-4063. All funds benefit Aktion Club's trip to Indiana

 

 

 
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