Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
  • August29th

    The V.F.W. Post #886 Women’s Auxiliary will be selling poppies from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at various locations, which are Baby Bull’s, Pontiac Family Kitchen, Pfaff’s Bakery, County Market, Big R and Walmart.  For more information please call 815-844-6726 or 815-842-2617.

  • August29th

    Come to the 66th 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 Allis-Chalmers – Graham Bradley w/equipment.  Each day there are daily demonstrations for you to see along with special events.  There is a craft show and flea martket, 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

  • August29th

    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, August 28, 2014 through Monday, September 1, 2014.  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, August 23 to Saturday, August 30 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

  • August30th

    The V.F.W. Post #886 Women’s Auxiliary will be selling poppies from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at various locations, which are Baby Bull’s, Pontiac Family Kitchen, Pfaff’s Bakery, County Market, Big R and Walmart.  For more information please call 815-844-6726 or 815-842-2617.

  • August30th

    The 7th Annual Country Tractor Drive will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 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 1, 2014.

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

  • August30th

    The Threshermen’s Reunion, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road – Pontiac, IL, will be holding its Annual Open Horse Show on Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Entry fee: $5.00 per class for youth (18 & under), age as of January 1, 2014 – $7.00 per class for adult (19 & over).

    $5.00 gate fee per truck/trailer combination (All other people/vehicles regular price of admission to park).

    Illinois Department of Agriculture requires proof of a Negative Coggins; Threshermen’s Reunion is not responsible for accident, injury or loss of personal property; lunch stands on grounds. All dogs must be leashed. Judge’s decision is final.  Ages as of January 1, 2014 for horse & riders. No alcohol allowed. NO REFUNDS.

    Contact: Deb Trainor – 815-848-1026 – debr1955@gmail.com

    This year’s judge is Justin Holler.

    Payback 1st – 5th Place

    1st – $30       2nd – $25       3rd – $20       4th $15       5th – $10

    Classes

          1.  PONY HALTER (in arena at same time; judged separately)

                A. Non-Stock Pony

                B. Stock Pony

          2.  QUARTER HORSE HALTER

          3.  COLOR HORSE HALTER

          4.  NON-STOCK HORSE HALTER

              GRAND AND RESERVE HALTER (1st & 2nd place winners in classes 1-4)

          5.  OPEN DRIVING

          6.  LEAD LINE (6 yrs. Under, no entry fee, no payback)

          7.  ROADSTER PONY

                                              BREAK

          8.  OPEN FINE HARNESS

          9.  ENGLISH WALK/TROT (12 yrs. & under)

        10.  ENGLISH WALK/TROT (13 yrs. to 18 yrs.)

        11.  ENGLISH WALK/TROT (19 yrs. & over)

        12.  ENGLISH PLEASURE (12 yrs. & under)

        13.  ENGLISH PLEASURE (13 yrs. to 18 yrs.)

        14.  ENGLISH PLEASURE (19 yrs. & over)

                                            BREAK

        15.  JUNIOR HORSE WALK/TROT (horse 5 yrs. & under)

        16.  JUNIOR HORSE PLEASURE (horse 5 yrs. & under)

        17.  SENIOR HORSE WALK/TROT (horse 6 yrs. & over)

        18.  SENIOR HORSE PLEASURE (horse 6 yrs. & over)

        19.  PONY WALK/TROT (must measure 56″ or under)

       20.  PONY PLEASURE (must measure 56”or under)

       21.  4-H & FFA MEMBER WALK/TROT (member card required)

       22.  4-H & FFA MEMBER PLEASURE (member card required)

       23.  MEN’S WALK/TROT

       24.  MEN’S WESTERN PLEASURE

       25.  WESTERN WALK/TROT (12 yrs.& under)

       26.  WESTERN PLEASURE (12 yrs. & under)

       27.  WESTERN WALK/TROT (13 yrs. to 18 yrs.)

       28.  WESTERN PLEASURE (13 yrs. & to 18 yrs.)

       29.  WESTERN WALK/TROT (19 yrs. & over)

       30.  WESTERN PLEASURE (19 yrs. & over)

       31.  LADIES’ WESTERN PLEASURE

       32.  39 & over WALK/TROT

       33.  39 & over WESTERN PLEASURE

     

  • August30th

    Come to the 66th 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 Allis-Chalmers – Graham Bradley w/equipment.  Each day there are daily demonstrations for you to see along with special events.  There is a craft show and flea martket, 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. – 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. – Hit Songs of the 1900s’ Decades by Kim Johnson

    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. – At the Hop by Vermillion Players – 50′s & 60′s Music

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

    3:00 p.m. – Chainsaw Artist

    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

  • August30th

    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.

  • August30th

    Tiffanie Lane’s 5th Annual Ms. Poker Walk – “Perfectly UnPerfect” will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 starting at the Mill Street Tap (316 N. Mill St.) and ending at Freakster’s Roadhouse (902 W. Custer Ave.).  Cost is $10.00 per person.  Registration is from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Mill Street Tap.  You have a chance to win at each bar.  Last person in by 5:00 p.m.  There will be food, 50/50 Raffle, Raffles, Auction and live bands.  Must be 21 years or older to participate.  Help raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.  Free rides home from Freakster’s Roadhouse that evening.

  • August30th

    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, August 28, 2014 through Monday, September 1, 2014.  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, August 23 to Saturday, August 30 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