Bremenfest 2017 Guide

Staff Writer

New Bremen is ready to celebrate Bremenfest for the 43rd year this weekend with a weekend of live music, race, food and drinks, games and entertainment lined up.

Schedule

Friday, Aug. 18

  • 3 p.m.     Beer Stand Opens
  • 3 – 6 p.m.     John Collins – “PA the DJ” (Crown Pavilion)
  • 4 p.m.     Rides Open – (Cromer United Amusements/Dayton,Oh)
  • 4 p.m.     Headquarters Tent Opens
  • 5 p.m.     Food & Refreshment Tents Open
  • 6 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 6:30 p.m.     Opening Ceremonies (Crown Pavilion)
  • 6:30 p.m.     Crowning of 2017 Little Miss Bremenfest & 2017 Bremenfest Queen (Crown Pavilion)
  • 7:30 p.m.     Games of Chance Open (Jaycee Park)
  • 7:30 p.m.     1 Mile Fun Run (Crown Pavilion)
  • 8 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 8 p.m.     Bremenfest 5k Evening Run/Walk (Crown Pavilion)
  • 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.     Saw Creeek performs (Crown Pavilion)
  • 10 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 10 p.m.     50/50 Drawing Announced – Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 12 a.m.     Food & Refreshment Tents Close
  • 12:15 a.m.     Beer Ticket Sales End
  • 12:45 a.m.     Beer Sales End

Saturday, Aug. 19

  • 8 a.m.     Sons of American Legion Chili Cook Off (Crown Pavilion)
  • 8 a.m.     Beverage Stands Open
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.     Classic, Car & Motorcycle Show
  •     (Main Street Parking Lot Behind Opera house-Glass Bldg)
  • 10 a.m.     Kid’s Craft Corner (Jaycee Park Shelter House)
  • 10 a.m.     Mud Volleyball Tournament (Jaycee Park)
  • 10:30 – Noon     Bremenfest Fishing Derby Sponsored by The New Bremen Rod & Gun Club (located on the Historic Miami – Erie Canal)
  • 11 a.m.     Food & Refreshment Tents Open
  • 12 p.m.     Rides Open – (Cromer United Amusements/Dayton,Oh)
  • 12:30 p.m.     Sons of American Legion Chili Cook-Off Winners Announced (Crown Pavilion)
  • 1 p.m.     Fishing Derby Winners Announced (Crown Pavilion)
  • 2 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 2 p.m.     Punt/Pass/Kick Competition (Jaycee Park)
  • 3 p.m.     Cornhole Tournament (Rain date August 21) (Plum Street)
  • 3 – 6 p.m.      Live Music – Bubs & Munch (Crown Pavilion)
  • 4 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 6 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 7 p.m.     Games of Chance and Bingo Open (Jaycee Park)
  • 8 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.     Dance to Brother Believe Me (Crown Pavilion)
  • 10 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 10 p.m.     50/50 Drawing Announced – must be claimed by Sunday night (HQ Tent)
  • 12 a.m.     Food & Refreshment Tents Close
  • 12:15 a.m.     Beer Ticket Sales End
  • 12:45 a.m.     Beer Sales Stop

Sunday, Aug. 20

  • 11 a.m.     BBQ Chicken Dinners by Paul’s BBQ , $7 – First come, First Serve (Drive-Thru on Plum St. and Walk-Up at food tent)
  • 11 a.m.     Food & Refreshment Tents Open
  • 1 p.m.     43d Annual Bremenfest Parade (beginning @ Amsterdam Center)
  • 2 p.m.     Dodgeball Tournament (Jaycee Park)
  • 2 p.m.     Rides Open
  • 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.     Live music – Mark Cantwil (Crown Pavilion)
  • 3 p.m.     Games of Chance & Bingo Open (Jaycee Park)
  • 4 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 4 p.m.     Big Wheel Races (Plum Street)
  • 5 p.m.     Bremenfest 2017 Miller Lite Neon Sign Auction (Crown Pavilion)
  • 6 p.m.     $50 Attendance Drawing-Must Be Present to Win (HQ Tent)
  • 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.     Dance to Haywired(Crown Pavilion)
  • 8 p.m.     Food & Refreshment Stands Close
  • 8 p.m.     Raffle Drawing (Crown Pavilion)
  • 8 p.m.     50/50 Drawing (Crown Pavilion)
  • 9:15 p.m.     Beer ticket sales end
  • 9:45 p.m.     Beer sales stop