An Entire Weekend of Family Friendly Fun At The Historic German Valley Days

German Valley, Illinois — June 8, 2017 — This weekend in German Valley carries on a decades old tradition that dates all the way back to 1973. This historic Stephenson County annual hometown festival offers a car show, parade, entertainment, pancake breakfast, pork chop barbecue, 5K Run/Walk, inflatable rides, contests, concessions, petting zoo, kiddie tractor pull, fireworks and more.

This year the dates of German Valley Days are Friday, June 9, 2017 through Sunday, June 11, 2017 and the full weekend festivities can be found below:



5:00 p.m. Concessions & Vendors, Pony Rides by Huenefelds; Inflatable Rides & Carnival Games by Jumping Beans Inflatables; Oak Ridge Ranch Amusements, Inc.

5:00 p.m. Panning for Gold

5:00 p.m. Dunk Tank Sponsored by German Valley Summer Rec

5:00 p.m. Celebration Supper in the shelter by the Silver Creek SWIFT

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Open Coloring for all ages at the Information Booth

5:30 p.m. Deadline for submission of “Bucket of Junk” entries for judging

6:30 p.m. Little Miss & Mister German Valley Pageant; German Valley Area’s Most Valuable Person Award Presentation; Announcement of “Bucket of Junk” winners onstage

7:30 p.m. “Trivia Wars Game Show” onstage


7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Silver Creek ACTS Ministries at the German Valley Fire Station, 600 Church Street

7:00 – 10:00 a.m. Free FHN Health Screenings at the fire station (must fast eight hours for glucose testing).

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. “Run the Valley” 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Registration & Packet Pick-Up at German Valley Grade School, 200 Rock City Road

8:00 a.m. “Run the Valley” 5K & Fun Run begin at German Valley Grade School

8:30 a.m. Registration for Antique Tractor Show at 310 Church Street

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Open Coloring for all ages at the Information Booth

9:00 a.m. German Valley Lions Car Show registration begins at 525 Church Street (across from fire station)

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Show sponsored by German Valley Golden Eagles 4-H Club

9:00 a.m. Free Shuttle to Park from Car Show & Tractor Show begins

9:00 a.m. Inflatable Rides & Carnival Games by Jumping Beans Inflatables, Panning for Gold, Oak Ridge Ranch Amusements, Inc.

9:00 a.m. Pig Scramble (Ages 3 – 10) behind Historical Museum, 805 Church Street

9:30 a.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull Registration at the ball diamond

9:30 a.m. Euchre Tournament Registration at the fire station

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. German Valley Historical Museum open

10:00 a.m. Deadline for submitting Coloring Contest entries at Information Booth

10:00 a.m. Concessions, Vendors & Pony Rides, Dunk Tank open

10:00 a.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull (ages 3 – 10) on ball diamond infield

10:00 a.m. – Noon Euchre Tournament at the fire station

10:30 p.m. Coloring Contest judging sponsored by New Hope Veterinary Clinic

10:30 a.m. Petting Zoo provided by Kriss Mulder opens

11:00 a.m. Around the World (in GV) Basketball Shooting Contest at park basketball court

11:30 a.m. Grass Attack, Bluegrass/Newgrass Band, onstage

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Car Show Participant Judging

12:30 p.m. Parade Line-Up

1:30 p.m. Fly Over by Albertus Airport Pilots (weather permitting)

1:30 p.m. German Valley Days “Buckets of Fun” Parade on Church Street

2:30 p.m. Hacky Sack by Andy Linder

2:30 p.m. German Valley Days Car Show Awards Ceremony

2:30 p.m. Pie Eating Contest in shelter (18 & under; 19 & above) sponsored by Christina’s Bakery, German Valley

2:30 p.m. Singer/Song Writer Adam Linder onstage (some seating provided)

3:00 p.m. Bags Tournament on park basketball court sponsored by Duane Collman, Monsanto Seed Dealer

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sandy’s Face Painting & Balloons in park shelter

3:00 p.m. Tractor Show Tractor Games, 310 Church Street

3:30 p.m. McNulty Irish Dancers onstage

3:30 – 7:30 p.m. German Valley Fire Department Pork Chop Barbeque at the fire station (free shuttle service to and from park)

4:30 p.m. Jason Kollum, Juggler and Stilt Walker, onstage

5:00 p.m. Zack Percell of TNZ Magic Magic onstage

6:15 p.m. Little Miss & Mister Dance Number onstage

7:00 p.m. Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos onstage

8:00 p.m. Drawing for GV Days Raffle Prizes

8:15 p.m. Felix & Fingers Resume

9:15 – 9:45 p.m. Transition Time ~ Move from Park to Lake Baalton

9:45 p.m. Fireworks in the Lake Baalton Area sponsored by the German Valley Lions Boosters, Village of German Valley & Donna Smith. Bring chairs and blankets. Parking available on the Leonard Hitz property, 525 Church Street


10:00 a.m. “Festival of Praise” Community Worship Service at the Ben Miller Park.

1:00 p.m. Dodge Ball Tournament sponsored by the German Valley Firemen at the fire station. The public is invited.


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