The Village of Burr Oak will mark 150 years of history this weekend with its sesquicentennial “Heritage Celebration.”
Events are planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday – July 24th, 25th and 26th – in Burr Oak, “A Small Town With a Big Heart.”
Friday’s lineup includes a Port-a-Pit Chicken dinner from 3 p.m. until gone, Junior High 3-on-3 Basketball at 4 p.m., Senior High 3-on-3 Basketball at 6 p.m., Decorate a “Duck” for the Duck Derby from 3 to 5 p.m., Soap Box Derby at 6 p.m., Burr Oak History presentation at 7 p.m., and a band performing under a tent on Front Street at 8 p.m.
Saturday’ s “Fun-Day” schedule begins with a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and includes a Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m. until noon, Softball Tournament beginning at 8 a.m., Tractor Show in Railroad Park, Parade at 9:30 a.m., Duck Derby following the parade, Street Carnival downtown from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fire Department Waterball at 11 a.m., Ice Cream Social from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fire Department, Texas Hold-‘em Tournament at the Burr Oak Community School at 7 p.m., Junior High Dance at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and Fireworks at dusk.
Sunday – “Family Day” – will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The day’s lineup also includes a Community Church Service in Church Park at 10:30 a.m., Heritage Days Hog Roast at Church Park at noon, Adult 3-on-3 Basketball at 1 p.m., Family Games at 1:30 p.m., and a Period Costume Contest in Church Park at 3 p.m. The contest is open to all ages and registration is not necessary.
For more information, contact Kurt Kuhlman at (269) 489-5539 or the Burr Oak Village Office at (269) 489-5258.
To view the schedule for the Heritage Celebration, click here.