Annual Newman Freedom Festival set for June 14-16


NEWMAN – A full slate of activities accompanies the Newman Freedom Festival.

Most activities are at, or near, the town square city park, but the tractor pulls are in Memorial Park.

Here is a schedule of events:

Friday, June 14

4 p.m. vendors open for business

4-6 p.m. free kids inflatables in the park

4-7 p.m. Shiloh Little League Jonah Fish Fry

5-6:30 p.m. Joyful Bubbles

5-7 p.m. Newman High School Reunion

6 p.m. Illiana Tractor Pull

8-10 p.m. Teen Dance (ages 9-14) at the community center

8 p.m. Live Music by Jane Doe at the Corn Crib

Saturday, June 15

7:30 a.m. biathlon starts

10 a.m. vendors open

11 a.m. Freedom Parade

noon antique tractor pull

noon lunch in the park, various vendors

noon-5 p.m. free kids inflatables

noon-1 p.m. Hometown Band in concert

1 p.m. potty chair races

1-3 p.m. games for all ages

1-4 p.m. Tri-County cheerleaders dunk tank

1-9 p.m. Tri-County football sponsored bingo

4:30-7 p.m. JFL rib eye sandwich meal

5 p.m. kiddie tractor pull

6 p.m. Little Mr. & Miss Newman contest

6:30 p.m. Live Music by Jack Holt and Mikayla Joy

7 p.m. Ice cream by Longview State Bank

8 p.m. cash and merchant drawings

9 p.m. fireworks

9 p.m. street dance with live music by the Dunn Brothers & Feudin’ Hillbillys

Sunday, June 16

10 a.m. community church service in the park