Celebrities will highlight this year’s Assumption Fest celebration June 26-28
A Cook and Belle performance, a visit from the newly crowned Miss Illinois, and a magic show by Ronald McDonald highlight the event.
Returning to the Fest are the Chainsaw Chic & Bears ‘n Buddies and Solution Action Sports BMX Stunt Show.
“The Assumption Fest is continually growing,” said Angela Ohl-Marsters, chairman of the Assumption Fest committee. “Many guests attend from all areas in Christian County and beyond.”
The Fest begins Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Assumption with royalty contests, Dance Station performance, and a pet show.
Friday’s events begin at 4 p.m. and include Macon Speedway Show Car display, garden tractor pull, Tiny Queen and Tiny King contest, Ronald McDonald Magic Show, and Sam Lacy’s guitar music with harmonica.
Saturday will be filled with activities for all ages including a 5K, parade, chainsaw carving, BMX stunt show, beanbag tournament, performance by the Royal Twirling Academy, visit by Miss Illinois, and performances by Cook and Belle and Feudin’ Hillbillys.
The theme for the parade is “History Abounds”. Grand Marshals are Brenda Lewellyn and the late Jack Lewellyn. Brenda was employed by the Assumption school for more than 20 years. She and her late husband were active members of the community.
“They were known for going the extra mile to help kids and families in need,” Marsters said.
Marsters noted that many area groups will be in the parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m.
“Sixteen Tons” author Kevin Corley and “The Big Squeal” author Carol Alexander will speak on their books beginning at 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Building.
The Solution Action Sports BMX Stunt Show returns this year with multiple ramps for even more excitement. They have three shows at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.