Calendar of Events - Morton Chamber of Commerce
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2021 Fourth Fridays - Business Registration
4/23/2021 - 8/27/2021
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2021 Fourth Fridays Artisan Registration
4/23/2021 - 8/27/2021
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2021 Fourth Fridays Busker Registration
4/23/2021 - 8/27/2021
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2021 Fourth Fridays Fitness & Health Registration for Health Zone
4/23/2021 - 8/27/2021
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2021 Fourth Fridays Non Profit Activity Registration for Family Zone
4/23/2021 - 8/27/2021
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Community Bike Ride
7/23/2021
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Chili Cook Off
8/7/2021
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Libby's Pumpkin Recipe Challenge
8/7/2021 - 8/7/2021
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Pumpkin Tennis Open
9/10/2021 - 9/12/2021
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Mini Pumpkin Boat Regatta
9/11/2021
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Pumpkin Pedal
9/11/2021
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Fishing Derby
9/12/2021
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Pumpkin Pickleball Tournament
9/12/2021
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Big Wheel Race
9/14/2021
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Pumpkin Idol Jr.
9/17/2021
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Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast
9/18/2021
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Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition
9/18/2021
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Chamber 101
10/12/2021
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Events in the next 30 days...
DateEvent
7/23/2021
Fourth Fridays

On the fourth friday of each month, between April and August, you’re invited to have fun and shop local in Downtown Morton! 

From 5-8 pm, artists, businesses and organizations will be partnering to create a dynamic shopping experience.  You’ll find local art, mingle with the artists, view featured exhibits, take in performance demonstrations, hear live music and entertainment, explore local shops and restaurants and so much more. 

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7/23/2021
Grove in the Garden

Friday, July 9 Morton Showcase - Enjoy, a variety of local talent including singing, instruments, comedy and more.
Friday, July 16 Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos - A high energy, all request show that thrives on audience interaction.  They''' play anything from the Beatles to Lady Gaga and everything in between!
Friday, July 23 Ray's Rockets - Ray's Rockets have been putting down their groove across central Illinois since 2009 playing a kaleidoscope of music from the 1950's thru 1980's.
Friday, July 30 Sweetwater -Sweetwater is a rock and roll/pop/and modern country music cover band

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7/23/2021
Showtime in the Garden

Friday, June 4 Dan Gogh - Experience the magic and art of Dan Gogh! Dan uses his art-themed magic tricks to entertain and teach your kids about art and creativity.
Friday June 11 Dean of Juggling - Juggler Dean Franzen is the "Dean of Juggling." His performances include a unique combination of juggling, comedy, and unicycling.
Friday, June 18 Whiz Bang Science Show - Come hear Dr. Dave tell tales of tails in a fun program that focuses on the workings, science, and uses of animal tails.
Friday, June 25 Puppetfolk Productions - You know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, but you've never seen it quite like Puppetfolk Productions performs it, with lively music and a happy ending.
Friday July 2 - Come climb aboard a fire truck, visit with firefighters, and learn a little about fire safety.  Parents - don';t forget your camera for this photo op!
Friday, July 9 Wildlife Prairie Park - Come see some of your favorite animals and learn all about them.
Friday, July 16 Mr. Taylor Sings - Imagine your story while you dance and sing along with Mr. Taylor Sings.
Friday, July 23 Jeanie B. - Kids will be jumping, rolling, wiggling, and dancing to the music of Jeanie B! Her original lyrics and music speak to kindness, honesty, and fairness.
 

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7/27/2021
Farmers Market N More

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7/30/2021
Grove in the Garden

Friday, July 9 Morton Showcase - Enjoy, a variety of local talent including singing, instruments, comedy and more.
Friday, July 16 Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos - A high energy, all request show that thrives on audience interaction.  They''' play anything from the Beatles to Lady Gaga and everything in between!
Friday, July 23 Ray's Rockets - Ray's Rockets have been putting down their groove across central Illinois since 2009 playing a kaleidoscope of music from the 1950's thru 1980's.
Friday, July 30 Sweetwater -Sweetwater is a rock and roll/pop/and modern country music cover band

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7/31/2021
Dream Center Homeless Shelter Donation Dtive

Morton Girl Scout troop 4856 will be hosting a collection of toiletries/first aid items for the clients of the Dream Center Homeless Shelter

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8/3/2021
Farmers Market N More

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8/5/2021
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Disc Golf Tournament - Ledgestone Insurance Open

The 2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open will tee off Thursday, August 5th, in Central Illinois.  There will be 2,000 players coming in to play 14 courses throughout the region.  Morton is the hub with 4 courses and several events happening at the Park In by Radisson. Check out www.ledgestoneopen.com for more information and volunteer opportunities.
 

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8/7/2021
Libby's Pumpkin Recipe Challenge

Does your recipe have what it takes to win this year’s LIBBY’S® Pumpkin Recipe Challenge? Don’t miss this opportunity for your recipe to be crowned as this year’s best!

This year’s competition features three categories: Junior (ages 10 to 17), Adult Sweet, and Adult Savory. Only one entry per person!

*** If interested, contestants may also opt to enter their recipe into the "Libby's Bake Better, Do Better" challenge. To be considered for this challenge, contestants are encouraged to use sustainable/organic and locally grown ingredients. The winner will be chosen based on taste of recipe and amount of sustainable and local ingredients. Opting in to the additional challenge requires a list of how your ingredients are sustainable/where they were locally grown. 

1st Place in the Adult and Junior categories will receive $100 in Chamber Checks and 2nd Places will receive $35 in Chamber Checks! Winners of the Junior and Adult categories will compete for the $150 Overall Grand Prize. All entrants will receive a participation ribbon and Pumpkin Bucks to be used at the food venues on Festival grounds. The first 25 contestants to register will receive a Libby's Goodie Bag. 

Winners will be announced at 6:30 pm on August 7th. 

On Sunday, September 12, from 5-7 pm, Eli's Coffee Shop will host a meet and greet with the Grand Prize winner and Category winners with a limited number of samples of the recipes to be shared with those that attend. A People's Choice award will be announced Wednesday, September 15 at 6:25 pm on the Gold's Entertainment Stage on Festival grounds. 

Contestants should drop off their recipes at Potter's Alley between 3:30 and 4 pm on August 7th. Please enter through the front door off of David Street. Contestants should email a digital copy of their recipe to info@mortonillinois.org by August 6th. Bake Better, Do Better Challenge recipes should also include their sustainable/locally grown ingredients. 

Sponsored by Libby's Pumpkin. 

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8/7/2021
Chili Cook Off

Join us for an evening of fun during the Chili Cook Off at Potter's Alley! Along with great chili, there will be a band as well as other tailgate activities! 

THE RULES FOR CONTESTANTS
  • Please register online using this forum. 
  • Registration is $20. 
  • Chili will be judged based on categories. 
    • Best Name based on Festival Theme (Pumpkins, Tailgates, and Traditions)
    • Overall Best (1st & 2nd Place) 
    • People's Choice (Best Name & Best Chili)
  • Registration is limited to 25 contestants. 
    • Will waitlist to potentially add more contestants. 
  • Contestants must arrive at 3:30 p.m.
  • Chili should be brought in a 5 quart crockpot or larger.
  • Each contestant will receive a coupon for a festival-themed shirt.

Hosted by MYBA, Sponsored by Potter's Alley. 

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8/10/2021
Farmers Market N More

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8/12/2021
First Day of School for District 709

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8/17/2021
Farmers Market N More

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