Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Kittitas County Farmer’s Market 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Children’s Activities – 4th Avenue and Rotary Pavilion 10:00 am Kick-off Puppet Parade through Farmer’s Market on 4th Avenue and then north on the alleyway next to Rotary Pavilion. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Buskers perform and voting takes place via cellphone text balloting 10:30 am Solarity Credit Union Main Stage Opens (corner of 4th and Main). Stage schedule to follow. 7:00 pm Kelleher Motor Company Evening Concert – At the Historic Train Depot. Featuring the day’s top buskers plus Cody Beebe & the Crooks and Austin Jenckes.
Follow Your Nose to Thorp this October for the 2014 Thorp Community Day Friday, October 3 & Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Thorp Community Day Board of Directors are gearing up for another successful Thorp Community Day Festival. This year we will be bringing back all the favorites as well as adding many new activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy!
We will kick the weekend off with the 3rd Annual Thorp Community Day Kick Off Event, held at the Thorp School Brick Building Gym, on Friday, October 3 at 6:00 PM. Dinner will be catered by Cascade Mountain Grilling. The night will feature numerous Silent Auction items, great food, great fun, and the induction of the 2014 Patrons of Thorp, Andy Dyk, Mildred Osborn, & Gene Brain, and the honoring of Parade Grand Marshall Dick Fields.
The fun will really begin on Saturday, October 4 as the Thorp Community Day activities, events, and attractions officially begin. The day will begin with a community breakfast at the Fire Station, prepared by the volunteer fire fighters. At 9:30 am the parade will take route down 1st street onto Thorp Highway and commence at the Thorp Mill Parking Lot. The best place to watch the parade from will be at the Thorp Fire Station, Thorp School, and near the main parking areas.
A major change at this year’s Thorp Community Day is that all the activities will take place at the Thorp Fire Station located at 10700 N Thorp Highway. The Fire Station will be home to well over 25 vendors, numerous old fashioned carnival games, such as Milk Bottle Bash, Balloon Burst, and Cake Walk. Cascade Mountain Grilling will return again this year to supply our spectators with delicious hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages.
Also we will again this year feature numerous entertainment offerings on our main stage. This year’s entertainers will bring a wide variety of entertainment to the stage. Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, Dancing and more can be found at this year’s Thorp Community Day. See the full schedule on the next page.
Vendor, Parade, and Community Participation Entries
The Thorp Community Day is still accepting Vendor Application Forms now through Friday, September 26. After that all Vendor entries will be charged a $10.00 late fee. No entry forms will be accepted after Thursday, October 2, 2014
Pricing Information: INDOOR 10X10: $25.00 (Limited, first come basis) OUTDOOR 10X10 : $20.00 (Must furnish own tent)
Parade applications will be accepted now through Monday, September 29, 2014. It is free to enter the parade. The parade follows a fall theme every year!
A new addition to this year’s Thorp Community Day is the Community Participation Division. We encourage all community members to enter into either the Scarecrow Building Contest or the Pumpkin Carving contest and enter them into the Thorp Community Day. We ask that all pumpkins and scarecrows be assembled and carved at the time of entering. They will then be judged and awarded ribbons. www.thorpcommunitydays.wix.com/thorp
2014 THORP COMMUNITY DAY CONTACT INFORMATION SCHEDULE Website: www.thorpcommunitydays.wix.com/thorp
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
KICK OFF EVENT & SILENT AUCTION
Thorp School Brick Building Gym 6:00 Doors Open
6:30 Dinner Served (Catered By Cascade Mountain Grilling)
7:00 Patrons of Thorp & Grand Marshall Ceremony 2014 PATRONS OF THORP ANDY DYK MILDRED OSBORN GENE BRAIN
2014 GRAND MARSHALL DICK FIELDS
TICKET INFORMATION $15.00 EA Tickets will not be available at the door. Please purchase ahead of time by contacting Reta Hutchinson.
SILENT AUCTION: 6:00 – 7:15 PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Fireman’s Community Breakfast, Fire Station, 10700 N Thorp Highway 9:30 AM Grand Parade, 1st Street & Thorp Highway
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Market, Displays, Old Fashioned Carnival Games, Entertainment, Fire Station, 10700 N Thorp Hwy
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thorp Mill Open House, Tours, Presentations, & Entertainment
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE – Main Stage at the Thorp Fire Station 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Gone Fiddling Again 11:10 AM – 12:10 PM Ellensburg Community Dance & Dance Craze
12:20 PM – 1:20 PM Sweet Ike
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Leather Soul
FAMILY CONTEST AREA HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS OF THORP Nail Driving Contest 11:00 AM NEW THIS YEAR! Tours start at the Thorp Fire Station Money in the Straw 12:10 PM Tour Director: Tanner Dotzaurer
Seed Spitting 1:00 PM Tour Times: 11:30 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:00 PM
Meet 10 minutes before each tour outside fire station
ATTRACTIONS Hugh Wilder Balloon Man Face Painter Community Participation Entries Cascade Mountain Grilling – Food Vendor
And many other attractions for the whole family!
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