Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
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  • August5th

    The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual to be responsible for developing & coordinating activities & programs to promote local businesses in the Pontiac Illinois area.

    Contact or send resume:

    EOE

    Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
    210 North Plum Street
    Pontiac, IL 61764
    815-844-5131

  • September3rd

    Come to the 67th Central States Threshermen’s Reunion, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road here in Pontiac, IL (2 miles north of Pontiac, IL on Route 23 – If you are coming on I-55 take exit 201 and turn north on Route 23).  This is the 2nd Oldest Threshermen’s Show in the United States.  This year’s featured equipment is Minneapolis-Moline w/equipment.  Each day there are daily demonstrations for you to see along with special events.  There is a craft show and flea market, too.  All listed times are subject to change.  Some events may be added or cancelled.  Daily gate fee is $8.00 for ages 14 & over and for Children 13 & Under it’s Free.  Transportation from the parking lot to the show provided by people mover.  You may also rent a golf cart by the hour or for all day so you can see it all.  If you bring your own golf cart, there is a $10.00 registration fee.  For more information, please call 1-800-835-2055 or email tourism@pontiac.org or you may also go to www.threshermensreunion.org (You may call 815-844-3474 only during the days of the show – Please be patient, they may be busy in the office or out for a few minutes).

    Daily Attractions are:  General Store, 1900 Country School House, Singer Saw Mill, 1910 Era Blacksmith Shop, 1920 Conoco Gas Station, Veneer & Shingle Mill, Corn Shelling, Hit/Miss Engines, Train Rides, Selection of Home-Cooked Food on Premises, Soap Making, Chainsaw Carver, Food, Craft Show, Flea Market and more.

    Schedule:  “Welcome Day”

    10:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony

    11:00 a.m. – Saw Mill, Threshing

    12:00 p.m. – Noon Whistle – Dinner

    12:45 p.m. – Rock Crushing

    1:00 p.m. – Threshing

     

    Event Contacts:

    General Information – Dave Hertz – 219-696-6532 or 219-616-2016

    Email – cstr49@gmail.com

    FACEBOOK – Central States Thresherman’s Reunion

    Daily Consignment Trading Post Sale – Al Diemer  – 815-674-4675

    Feature Tractors – Ken Stoltz – 309-824-3967

    Saturday Morning Tractor Drive – Jim McCabe – 815-848-6527

    Gas Tractors – Bill Carroll  ~  815-832-4985

    Gas Engines – Wayne Haley ~ 815-584-2946

    Steam Engines – Dave Schott  ~  815-822-7614

    Concessions – Gus Rinker ~  815-249-5024

    Flea Market & Craft Show – Kevin & Denise Coffey  ~  815-848-8707 (Denise) coffeygrounds87@gmail.com

    Antique Cars – Durelle Pritchard  ~  815-844-6937

    Camping – Emily Burton  ~  815-844-3317

    Saturday Open Horse Show – Debbie Hollinger  ~  815-848-1026 debr1955@gmail.com

    Monday Gaming/Fun Horse Show – Annette Hale  ~  815-848-4862 annettehale3@gmail.com

  • September3rd

    If you want to sell your Old or New tractor, wagons, lawn mowers, implements, tools, parts, etc. just come to the Threshermen’s Reunion “Trading Post Consignment Sale” on Thursday, September 3, 2015 through Monday, September 7, 2015.  This is being held at the Threshermen’s Reunion Park, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road in Pontiac, IL.

    Consignments Fees are:

    $1.00 to $249.00 – 15%

    $250.00 to $1,000.00 – 10%

    $1,001.00 and Up – 5%

    Please Note: (Maximum Consignment Fee of $300.00 Per Item)

    (Delivery Time to Sale – Saturday, September 3 to Saturday, September 7 or by Phone Arrangements – Al Diemer – 815-674-4675)

    For more information, please contact:  Al Diemer – 815-832-4675 or 815-674-4675, Milton Johnson – 815-674-2575 or Earl Lambert – 815-844-5205

  • September3rd

    Discover the Possibilities are on hour events where MOSAIC shares their mission, vision and passion for those being served.

    Attendees will be served a light snack and given a tour of Mosaic’s services and work.

    This event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 704 E. North St. here in Pontiac, IL

    Please call 815-842-4166 if you are able to attend this event.

  • September4th

    Come to the 67th Central States Threshermen’s Reunion, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road here in Pontiac, IL (2 miles north of Pontiac, IL on Route 23 – If you are coming on I-55 take exit 201 and turn north on Route 23).  This is the 2nd Oldest Threshermen’s Show in the United States.  This year’s featured equipment is Minneapolis-Moline w/equipment.  Each day there are daily demonstrations for you to see along with special events.  There is a craft show and flea market, too.  All listed times are subject to change.  Some events may be added or cancelled.  Daily gate fee is $8.00 for ages 14 & over and for Children 13 & Under it’s Free.  Transportation from the parking lot to the show provided by people mover.  You may also rent a golf cart by the hour or for all day so you can see it all.  If you bring your own golf cart, there is a $10.00 registration fee.  For more information, please call 1-800-835-2055 or email tourism@pontiac.org or you may also go to www.threshermensreunion.org (You may call 815-844-3474 only during the days of the show – Please be patient, they may be busy in the office or out for a few minutes).

    Daily Attractions are:  General Store, 1900 Country School House, Singer Saw Mill, 1910 Era Blacksmith Shop, 1920 Conoco Gas Station, Veneer & Shingle Mill, Corn Shelling, Hit/Miss Engines, Train Rides, Selection of Home-Cooked Food on Premises, Soap Making, Chainsaw Carver, Food, Craft Show, Flea Market and more.

    Schedule: “Education Day for the Young & Old”

    Daily Consignment Trading Post Sale – Antique Tractors & Machinery, Mowers & Parts

    Field Demonstrations (weather permitting)

    10:00 a.m. – Sheep Shearing, Champaign/Urbana Spinners

    10:30 a.m. – Saw Mill

    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – FREE Jolly Trolly Rides from the park to Pontiac Historical Downtown where you can shop, dine and see the museums (War, Route 66, Walldogs and Pontiac-Oakland)

    11:00 a.m. – Sheep Shearing

    11:30 a.m. – Meet & Greet Mark Twain in the Entertainment Building

    12:00 p.m. – Noon Whistle – Dinner

    12:45 p.m. – Rock Crushing

    1:00 p.m. – Sheep Shearing

    1:30 p.m. – Saw Mill, Threshing

    3:00 p.m. – Bingo

    5:30 p.m. – Wagon Load A Trouble related farming songs of the 1940’s & 1950’s in the Entertainment Building

    7:00 p.m. – I.T.P.A. Sanction Tractor Pull 5,500 lb., Antique – 5,500 lb. Classic – 7,800 lb. Pro Stock Diesel Trucks

     

    Event Contacts:

    General Information – Dave Hertz – 219-696-6532 or 219-616-2016

    Email – cstr49@gmail.com

    FACEBOOK – Central States Thresherman’s Reunion

    Daily Consignment Trading Post Sale – Al Diemer  – 815-674-4675

    Feature Tractors – Ken Stoltz – 309-824-3967

    Saturday Morning Tractor Drive – Jim McCabe – 815-848-6527

    Gas Tractors – Bill Carroll  ~  815-832-4985

    Gas Engines – Wayne Haley ~ 815-584-2946

    Steam Engines – Dave Schott  ~  815-822-7614

    Concessions – Gus Rinker ~  815-249-5024

    Flea Market & Craft Show – Kevin & Denise Coffey  ~  815-848-8707 (Denise) coffeygrounds87@gmail.com

    Antique Cars – Durelle Pritchard  ~  815-844-6937

    Camping – Emily Burton  ~  815-844-3317

    Saturday Open Horse Show – Debbie Hollinger  ~  815-848-1026 debr1955@gmail.com

    Monday Gaming/Fun Horse Show – Annette Hale  ~  815-848-4862 annettehale3@gmail.com

  • September4th

    If you want to sell your Old or New tractor, wagons, lawn mowers, implements, tools, parts, etc. just come to the Threshermen’s Reunion “Trading Post Consignment Sale” on Thursday, September 3, 2015 through Monday, September 7, 2015.  This is being held at the Threshermen’s Reunion Park, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road in Pontiac, IL.

    Consignments Fees are:

    $1.00 to $249.00 – 15%

    $250.00 to $1,000.00 – 10%

    $1,001.00 and Up – 5%

    Please Note: (Maximum Consignment Fee of $300.00 Per Item)

    (Delivery Time to Sale – Saturday, September 3 to Saturday, September 7 or by Phone Arrangements – Al Diemer – 815-674-4675)

    For more information, please contact:  Al Diemer – 815-832-4675 or 815-674-4675, Milton Johnson – 815-674-2575 or Earl Lambert – 815-844-5205

     

  • September5th

    If you like home grown produce, fresh bake goods, fresh flowers, plants and other homemade products, come check out the Pontiac Farmers Market.  There will be various vendors to browse and shop through.  For more information, contact P.R.O.U.D. at 815-844-6692.

  • September5th

    The 8th Annual Country Tractor Drive will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Threshermen’s Park, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road – Pontiac, IL.  Sign up will begin at 7:45 a.m. and go through 8:45 a.m. at the Grandstand Pulling track.  There is a $15.00 sign up fee payable that morning.  Entrants must sign a participation agreement prior to the ride when you sign in.  Drivers must be licensed to drive.

    Bring your tractors through the south exhibitor’s gate when arriving at the park and leave your trailers on the northwest side of grounds in fenced-in trailer areas.

    The ride will leave the park at 8:45 a.m. and return around 12:00 p.m.  It will be a approximately a 35 mile run.  Tractors must travel at 10 mph minimum.

    Rain Date for this will be Monday, September 7, 2015.

    No awards, no prizes will be handed out.  It is just a fun ride through central Livingston County farm country.

  • September5th

    If you want to sell your Old or New tractor, wagons, lawn mowers, implements, tools, parts, etc. just come to the Threshermen’s Reunion “Trading Post Consignment Sale” on Thursday, September 3, 2015 through Monday, September 7, 2015.  This is being held at the Threshermen’s Reunion Park, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road in Pontiac, IL.

    Consignments Fees are:

    $1.00 to $249.00 – 15%

    $250.00 to $1,000.00 – 10%

    $1,001.00 and Up – 5%

    Please Note: (Maximum Consignment Fee of $300.00 Per Item)

    (Delivery Time to Sale – Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 7 or by Phone Arrangements – Al Diemer – 815-674-4675)

    For more information, please contact:  Al Diemer – 815-832-4675 or 815-674-4675, Milton Johnson – 815-674-2575 or Earl Lambert – 815-844-5205

     

  • September5th

    Come to the 67th Central States Threshermen’s Reunion, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road here in Pontiac, IL (2 miles north of Pontiac, IL on Route 23 – If you are coming on I-55 take exit 201 and turn north on Route 23).  This is the 2nd Oldest Threshermen’s Show in the United States.  This year’s featured equipment is Minneapolis-Moline w/equipment.  Each day there are daily demonstrations for you to see along with special events.  There is a craft show and flea market, too.  All listed times are subject to change.  Some events may be added or cancelled.  Daily gate fee is $8.00 for ages 14 & over and for Children 13 & Under it’s Free.  Transportation from the parking lot to the show provided by people mover.  You may also rent a golf cart by the hour for all day to see it all.  If you bring your own golf cart, there is a $10.00 registration fee.  For more information, please call 1-800-835-2055 or email tourism@pontiac.org or you may also go to www.threshermensreunion.org (You may call 815-844-3474 during the days of the show – Please be patient, they may be busy in the office or out for a few minutes).

    Daily Attractions are:  General Store, 1900 Country School House, Singer Saw Mill, 1910 Era Blacksmith Shop, 1920 Conoco Gas Station, Veneer & Shingle Mill, Corn Shelling, Hit/Miss Engines, Train Rides, Selection of Home-Cooked Food on Premises, Soap Making, Chainsaw Carver, Food, Craft Show, Flea Market and more.

    Schedule:

    Field Demonstrations (weather permitting)

    8:30 a.m. – Country Tractor Drive (Tractor Line-up is at 8:30 a.m. – $15.00 Registration Fee)

    10:00 a.m. – Open Horse Show (815-848-1026 for more information)

    10:30 a.m. – Saw Mill, Pedal Tractor Pull

    11:00 a.m. – Peoria Accordian Club

    11:00 a.m . – 2:00 p.m. – FREE Jolly Trolley rides from the park to Downtown Pontiac – Visit the museums, shop and dine

    11:30 a.m. – Threshing

    12:00 p.m. – Noon Whistle – Dinner

    12:45 p.m. – Rock Crushing

    1:00 p.m. – Parade of Power, Saw Mill

    1:30 p.m. – Waterloo German Band

    2:00 p.m. – Draft Horse Pull (on the track), Pedal Tractor Pull

    4:00 p.m. – Threshing, Baling

    6:30 p.m. – American Pie (Rock n’ Roll and Classic Country)

    7:00 p.m. – Illini State Pullers Sanction Tractor Pull 5,000 lb. n/a superstock tractors – 7,000 lb. n/a 6,000 lbs. altered, 2 Hot 2 Farm

     

    Event Contacts:

    General Information – Dave Hertz – 219-696-6532 or 219-616-2016

    Email – cstr49@gmail.com

    FACEBOOK – Central States Thresherman’s Reunion

    Daily Consignment Trading Post Sale – Al Diemer  – 815-674-4675

    Feature Tractors – Ken Stoltz – 309-824-3967

    Saturday Morning Tractor Drive – Jim McCabe – 815-848-6527

    Gas Tractors – Bill Carroll  ~  815-832-4985

    Gas Engines – Wayne Haley ~ 815-584-2946

    Steam Engines – Dave Schott  ~  815-822-7614

    Concessions – Gus Rinker ~  815-249-5024

    Flea Market & Craft Show – Kevin & Denise Coffey  ~  815-848-8707 (Denise) coffeygrounds87@gmail.com

    Antique Cars – Durelle Pritchard  ~  815-844-6937

    Camping – Emily Burton  ~  815-844-3317

    Saturday Open Horse Show – Debbie Hollinger  ~  815-848-1026 debr1955@gmail.com

    Monday Gaming/Fun Horse Show – Annette Hale  ~  815-848-4862 annettehale3@gmail.com