2015 Little Balkans Event Schedule

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2015 Little Balkans Day Schedule


Friday, September 4, 2015

8:00 a.m. Chamber Coffee, Pritchett Pavilion

9 am – 5 pm Little Balkans Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Memorial Auditorium Lower Level, 5th and Pine
** Button Event **
(Sponsored by: Community National Bank and Brenner Mortuary)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Petting Zoo, 6th and Pine
(Present Sponsors: Midwest Minerals, Kansas Teachers Credit Union)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Senior King and Queen Pageant, Meadowbrook Mall
(Sponsors: Guest Home Estates, Medicalodges, Via Christi Village)

6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Big Band Swing Dance with “Blues Over Easy”, Meadowbrook Mall
(Sponsors: Carrington Place, Ettingers)

6:00 – 6:30 p.m., Baby Contest, Meadowbrook Mall      (RULES)   (REGISTRATION)
(Sponsor: Three Wishes)
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., forms available online, Registration $5

7:30 – 8:00 p.m., Junior King and Queen Pageant, Meadowbrook Mall    (RULES)   (REGISTRATION)
(Sponsor: Three Wishes)
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., forms available online, Registration Fee $5

8:30 p.m., Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show
Colonial Fox Theatre, 409 N. Broadway
Free Admission with button, $3 suggestion donation without button.
For more information visit http://colonialfox.org

Saturday, September 5, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Photo Submission for Little Balkans Photography Contest   --- (RULES)  (FAQ)
Memorial Auditorium, Upper lobby 5th and Pine
Judging begins at 10:00 a.m. Photographs can be picked up anytime in the month of September.

7:00 a.m. Gorilla Century, 100,62 or 38 mile Bike Ride
Pittsburg High School, 1978 E 4th
Contact Tailwind Cyclists for more information at 620-231-2212 or www.tailwindcyclists.com. Onsite registration (Sept. 4th) at Tailwind Cyclists 4-6 p.m. or (Sept. 5th) at PHS 5:30-7 a.m. Limited supply of surplus T-Shirts $10.

7:30 a.m. Little Balkans 5K run, 1 mile run and Kid’s Fun Run
11th and Broadway at Trail Head Park
(Sponsors: Pittsburg Parks and Recreation and Brett Dunbar, DO)
Shirts to the first 50 entries, medals and ribbons awarded. Contact Pittsburg Park and Rec at 620-231-8310.
Registration forms available here.

7:30 – 12pm Farmer’s Market
11th & 12th Street just off Broadway

8 am & 1 pm Little Balkans Days 3 Person Scramble Golf Tournament
Four Oaks Golf Course, Lincoln Park
Cash Prizes. Contact Four Oaks Golf Course at 620-231-8070, forms available online.

8am – 1pm Little Balkans Chili Cook-Off
2nd Street between Broadway & Pine. Public tasting at noon.
CASI Sanctioned Chili Cook-Off, Jr. Chili Cook Off, Salsa and Hot Wings.
Contact Eric Rosenblad for info and to become a judge (Judges must be over the age of 18) at 620-232-1330 or rosenblade@klsinc.org
(Sponsored by: University Bank and Commerce Bank)

8 am Little Balkans Days Car Show
2nd – 4th on Broadway
(Sponsored by First Federal Savings and Loan)

8:30 am Tennis Tournament
Four Oaks Tennis Courts. Registration forms available online. Contact Pittsburg Parks and Rec at 620-231-8310.

8am – 4pm Downtown Merchant Sidewalk Sale
From 4th Street North on Broadway

8am – 11 pm Mike’s Amusements Carnival
8th and Broadway

8am – 11 pm Antiques, Arts, Crafts and Concessions Fair
On Broadway, from 4th – 8th Streets

10am – 4 pm Cake Show
Hotel Stilwell. Registration forms available online. Drop off entries between 9 & 10 am. Judging takes place at 10 am. Cake show open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Sponsored by Celebrations by Lori, 231-5700 or celebrationsbyL@yahoo.com and Jim’s Steakhouse)

9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Train Rides (one hour round trips)
Monroe & Elm Streets. Trains leave promptly at the times above and are not handicap accessible. Tickets: $6 each or Family Pack (5 tickets) for $20. Advance tickets sold at Watco Companies, 315 W. 3rd. On Sept. 5th, any remaining tickets will be sold at loading location. Limited seats available, no food/drink on trains please.
(Sponsored by South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad and Heart of the Heartland Railroad Club)

9 am – 2 pm Annual Book Sale
Pittsburg Public Library, 308 N. Walnut

9 am – 5 pm Free Petting Zoo
6th and Pine
(Sponsored by: Midwest Minerals, Kansas Teachers Credit Union)

9 am – 5 pm Little Balkans Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Memorial Auditorium Lower Level, 5th and Pine
** Button Event **
(Sponsored by: Community National Bank and Brenner Mortuary)

9 am – 10 am YMCA Academy of Dance
Apex Main Stage at 7th and Broadway
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages, Marrone’s, Inc.)

10 am – 5 pm Folk Life Festival
Pritchett Pavilion, 2nd and Broadway
10:00 am – John Kendrick & Branchy Boys (Cowboy & Bluegrass)
11:00 am – White Buffalo (Poetry, Storytelling and Song)
12:00 am – Holly Reed & Friends (Original Folk)
1:00 pm – Kufara (Marimba music)
2:00 pm – Among the Lost (Classic Rock)
3:00 pm – Random Play Quartet (Barbershop)
4:00 pm – J3 Trio (Blues, Swing and More)
(Sponsored by: Via Christi Hospital and BMO Harris Bank, NA)

10 am – Until Sold Out Homemade Ice Cream, Cake & Pie Social
First United Methodist Church, 5th and Pine

10 am – 4 pm Radio Controlled Airplanes
Half mile west & half mile north of the Pittsburg Airport

10 am – 12 pm Cooperhead (Country, Red Dirt and Rock and Roll)
Apex Main Stage, 7th and Broadway
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages, Marrone’s, Inc.)

12 pm – 11:30 pm Beer Garden
7th and Broadway by Apex Main Stage
Proceeds will be donated to local non-profit organizations
(Sponsored by: Pittsburg Noon Kiwanis, with help from Pittsburg Area Young Professionals)

12 pm – 3 pm Pittsburg Idol Auditions
Apex Main Stage at 7th and Broadway
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages and Pittsburg Parks and Recreation)

3pm – 4 pm Eastbound (Piano)
Apex Main Stage, 7th and Broadway
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages, Marrone’s, Inc.)

5pm – 10 pm Little Balkans Street Dance
Apex Main Stage at 7th and Broadway
5:30-7:30 pm Kinsey Sadler
8:00 – 11:00 pm Members Only

Apex Main Stage, 7th and Broadway
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages, Miller Family Foundation, Coleman Family Foundation and Cox Communications)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

8am – 4pm Downtown Merchant Sidewalk Sale
From 4th Street North on Broadway

8am – 11 pm Antiques, Arts, Crafts and Concessions Fair
On Broadway, from 4th – 8th Streets

8 am & 1 pm Little Balkans Days 3 Person Scramble Golf Tournament
Four Oaks Golf Course, Lincoln Park
Cash Prizes. Contact Four Oaks Golf Course at 620-231-8070, forms available online.

Extended Train Ride a/k/a the “Chicken Train”
9:30 am load, 10 am depart and return at approximately 2 pm
Train ride to Carona Depot & Museum with Chicken Dinner included from Picher’s Chicken Annie’s included.
Train leaves promptly at the times above and are not handicapped accessible.
Tickets: $20 per person over 6 years old.
** Advance Tickets only. All Sales end after Friday, Sept. 4th**
Sold at Watco Companies, 315 W. 3rd
Limited seats available. No food or drink on trains please.
(Sponsored by South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad and Heart of the Heartland Railroad Club)

10am – 12 pm Cake Show
Hotel Stilwell.
(Sponsored by Celebrations by Lori and Jim’s Steakhouse)

10:30 – 11:30, Dr. Cynthia Huffman (Bell Ringing, Show Tunes and Pop Music)
Apex Main Stage, 7th and Broadway
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages, Marrone’s, Inc.)

12 pm – 1 pm, Cake Auction
All auction proceeds will be donated to United Way of Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri
Apex Main Stage, 7th and Broadway
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages, Marrone’s, Inc., Celebrations by Lori)

12 pm – 4:30 pm Beer Garden
7th and Broadway by Apex Main Stage
Proceeds will be donated to local non-profit organizations
(Sponsored by: Pittsburg Noon Kiwanis, with help from Pittsburg Area Young Professionals)

1 pm – 4 pm, Johnnie Zibert Polka Band
Apex Main Stage, 7th and Broadway
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages, Marrone’s, Inc.)

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 1st Annual Chicken Wars
Apex Main Stage, 7th and Broadway
Register at any time from Saturday at 8 am until Sunday at 1 pm to be one of 100 “official” judges to sample 5 area chicken restaurants and vote for your favorite! Ballots will be counted and the winner announced at 3:30 p.m. Button purchase required for registration. You can also purchase your favorite piece of chicken once all voters have received their helping of chicken.
(Sponsored by: Apex Stages, Arvest Bank and SEK Artfest)

1 pm Bocci Tournament
Lincoln Park

6 pm – 8 pm Fishing Derby
Lakeside Park