EVENT UPDATE

UPDATE: 6 am – Perry has had a lot of rain and Thunderstorms for the past few hours, some damage to tents in the park. We will be adjusting our start times today and possibly the shuttle service. Give us a couple hours to survey everything. We will keep you posted.

Update: 6:23 AM We have a few mangled pop up tents in the Food Cove and in Craft area. Plus damage to the carousel tent. It’s still raining, grounds are very soaked. We will be pushing back start time on everything. Once it stops raining we will have a better understanding of when we can get the craft vendo rs moved in today and start times.

UPDATE 10 am. We plan on opening everything mid day today. No handicap parking at park. Limited space at city lake for shuttle.

Sesquicentennial Week is Here

Perry-Sesqui-Logo-ColorThe long awaited week is finally here, the Perry Sesquicentennial is set to kick-off on Thursday night at 6 pm for the opening ceremonies.  The action picks up on Friday and Saturday and concludes on Sunday with the community church service.  Make plans to join us in Perry this weekend.

PLEASE NOTE:  Please bring lawn chairs for main stage entertainment.  PARKING will be available at the Perry City Lake with Shuttle service on Friday and Saturday.  Please watch for signs.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH

6:00 pm Opening Ceremonies at Main Stage
7:00 pm Sesquicentennial Pageants at Main Stage
(Little Mr. & Miss, Young Miss, Junior Miss, Miss Perry)
9:00 pm – 11 pm Teen Dance at Park Shelter

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH

11 am – dusk Craft Fair
11 am – 10 pm Food Cove presented by HNB Bank
11 am – 4 pm Quilt Show presented by the Perry VFW Ladies Auxiliary at VFW Hall
11 am – 10 pm Sesquicentennial Souvenir & Information Booth
11 am – 8 pm Kids Zone presented by Living Water Ministries
9 am – 3:45 pm USPS Commemorative Postal Cancellation Stamp – Perry Post Office
2 pm Gospel & Bluegrass Under the Trees
featuring Jason Yancey, Tori Yancey & Ronnie Rouse
2 pm – 8 pm Carousel Rides (closed from 5 pm to 6 pm) presented by Poage Auto Center
3 pm – 12 am Lick Creek Saloon
3 pm – 5 pm Live Music featuring Seth Wade at Lick Creek Saloon
4 pm – 7 pm Bingo
4 pm – 7:30 pm Auto & Tractor Show Across from Casey’s General Store Registration
4 pm to 6 pm, Awards at 7 pm, Cruise to Mark Twain Lake at 7:30 pm
5 pm – 7 pm Live Music featuring Kelly Stanford at Lick Creek Saloon
6 pm Pet Show at tennis court presented by Scruffy Puppy
7 pm – 11 pm Live Music on Main Stage featuring Riverside Band presented by F&M Bank
11 pm – 12 am Live Music featuring Kelly Stanford at Lick Creek Saloon

Other Friday Events Include:
South Fork Regulators Old-Time Gun Fights (3 performances on Friday)
Sesquicentennial Photo Backdrop

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH

7 am 5K Run/Walk presented by MTHS Track & Field
Starts at Perry Baptist Church parking lot
8 am Baby Show at Main Stage
8:30 am – 9:30 am USPS Commemorative Postal Cancellation – Perry Post Office
9 am – 5 pm Craft Fair
9 am – 10 pm Food Cove presented by HNB Bank
9 am – 5 pm Antique Fair at the Perry Fire Department
9 am – 5 pm BigFoot Monster Truck presented by Yancey Auto Parts
9 am – 5 pm Hat Show at Bandstand
9 am – 5 pm Flower Show presented by the Groovy Gardeners of Ralls Co. at Old Bank
9 am – 5 pm Photo Contest presented by Yancey Auto Parts at Old Bank
9 am – 3 pm Quilt Show presented by the Perry VFW Ladies Auxiliary at VFW Hall
10 am Parade presented by Hickman’s IGA
10 am Oscar Mayer Wienermobile featured in Sesquicentennial Parade
12 pm – 10 pm Sesquicentennial Souvenir & Information Booth
12 pm – 3 pm USPS Commemorative Postal Cancellation at Park
12 pm – 8 pm Kids Zone presented by Living Water Ministries
12 pm – 7 pm Bingo
12 pm Frog Jump presented by Great Central Lumber Company
12 pm – 12 am Lick Creek Saloon
12:30 pm Pie Baking Contest presented by St. Williams Altar Society
1 pm – 7 pm Carousel Rides presented by Poage Auto Center
1 pm Tom & Becky – Main Stage
2 pm Lucky Star Stompers at Main Stage
2:30 pm Sesquicentennial Monument Dedication
3 pm Hat, Flower and Photo Contest Awards at Main Stage
3 pm Fashion Show at Main Stage
3 pm – 5 pm Live Music featuring Liz Bentley at Lick Creek Saloon
4 pm Brothers of the Brush Beard Contest at Main Stage
5 pm – 6 pm Gospel & Bluegrass at Main Stage
featuring Jason Yancey, Tori Yancey and Ronnie Rouse
5 pm – 7 pm Live Music featuring John Michael Moore at Lick Creek Saloon
7 pm – 9:15 pm Live Music on Main Stage featuring Steppin‘ Back
9:15 pm Fireworks – Largest in NEMO in 2016 – Behind Perry City Lake
May be viewed from Bill Trower Memorial Park presented by Fazz Holding, LLC,
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 and Aerial FX
10:00 pm – 11 pm Live Music on Main Stage featuring Steppin‘ Back
11 pm – 12 am Live Music featuring Kelly Stanford at Lick Creek Saloon

Other Saturday Events Include:
South Fork Regulators Old-Time Gun Fights (3 performances on Saturday)
Sesquicentennial Photo Backdrop

Sunday, August 7th

10 am Community Church Service at Park

– All Events will be held at Bill Trower Memorial Park in Perry unless noted.
– Event Schedule Subject to Change without Notice.
– Please bring lawn chairs for Main Stage Entertainment.
– Parking will be available on nearby streets or at Perry City Lake
with Shuttle Service Every Half-Hour on Friday and Saturday.
– Coolers, Outside Beverages and Food Not Permitted.
– No unauthorized motor vehicles on grounds.

Sesqui Parking Information

sesqui_map_2The Perry Sesquicentennial Celebration is expecting a large crowd of people on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th.  Nearby streets may be crowded with vehicles parking along the roadways, so the Sesquicentennial committee has setup event parking at the Perry City Lake on Friday and Saturday with Shuttle service to downtown and Bill Trower Memorial Park.  The shuttle service will run every 1/2 hour or as needed.

Beginning Thursday, August 4th, Park Street will be closed to traffic.  Parking will be available by permit only for vendors and staff.  Handicapped and UTV/Golf Cart parking will be available by entering Park street from Main Street on a first come/first serve basis.  Handicapped vehicles must have a valid handicapped permit from the state they reside.  Golf carts/utvs are not permitted outside of the designated parking area.

A designated unloading/loading location is available for passenger vehicles on N. Netherland street near the Bill Trower Memorial Park basketball court.

Parking along N. Netherland and Park streets will not be permitted.

BIGFOOT Monster Truck to Display on Saturday, August 6th

Bigfoot #12 will be the truck on display, Saturday August 6th presented by Yancey Auto Parts. Driver Ron Bachmann will also be on hand.

When BIGFOOT #12 was finished it was the 14th vehicle in the BIGFOOT fleet. It debuted in conjunction with the Super Bowl on January 28, 1993, in Los Angeles, California. Since then, it has logged countless display days for Firestone, Summit Racing Equipment and numerous other sponsor events.

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Sesquicentennial Pie Baking Contest

pieThe St. Williams Altar Society is sponsoring a pie baking contest, Saturday, August 6th at the Perry Sesquicentennial.  The pies must be checked in at the bandstand by 12:30 pm on the day of the contest.  The results will be announced on the main stage at 2 pm.  This contest is intended for amateur bakers only.  Professional bakers or those who earn a portion of their livelihood from baking are asked not to enter the contest.  Each dessert pie must be made from scratch, you may not use pie filling or pre-made store bought crust.  All pies that need special handling, refrigeration or heating elements are not allowed.  We recommend that pies are baked in disposable pans only, as pans will not be returned.  Each pie must also include a cover.   Official entry forms can be downloaded online at perrymo150.com or contact pie contest chairman, Jan Garner at 573-231-2684.

PIE BAKING CONTEST SPONSORED BY ST. WILLIAMS ALTAR SOCIETY
Contact: Jan Garner, 573-231-2684 or janrobyn26@gmail.com
Pie Baking Contest Entry Form
    Pie Baking Contest Official Rules

Perry Sesquicentennial Souvenir Book

coverThe 68 page Perry Sesquicentennial Souvenir book, will be available to the public by the end of June.  Our book is free to the public and will be distributed to our sponsors and local businesses across the tri-state area.  The book showcases Perry history, the sesquicentennial celebration schedule, our sponsors and much more.  The book was designed free of charge by the Mayor of Perry Dustin Wasson.   The official souvenir book is also available to download and view below.

Click Here to View Sesquicentennial Souvenir Book

Sesquicentennial Parade Entries Being Sought

PARADE_GRAPHICThe Perry Area Sesquicentennial is now accepting parade entry applications.  The sesquicentennial parade will be held on Saturday, August 6th beginning at 10 am.  The parade is being presented by Hickman’s IGA.  The theme for the event will be Perry Sesquicentennial 1866-2016. The parade route will start at the four-way stop on Main Street and will head east toward Bill Trower Memorial Park.  Line up will begin at 9 am along Route B.  Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Floats, Cars and Trucks and Golf Carts.  Entry forms and parade lineup map are available at Hickman’s IGA or perrymo150.com/parade  Entry forms should be sent to Hickman’s IGA c/o Parade Entry, PO Box 40, Perry, MO  63462.  Entries must be received by August 1st to be included in the review stand announcements.    For more information, please contact Steve Hickman at 573-565-3222 (Day) 573-565-2652 (Evening)

OFFICIAL PARADE ENTRY FORM (Click to Download)

OFFICIAL PARADE ROUTE & LINE-UP INSTRUCTIONS (Click to Download)

Auto & Tractor Show Set for Friday, August 5th

sesqui_car_show_logoThe Sesquicentennial Celebration will feature classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, antique tractors and garden tractors on Friday night, August 5th.  The event will take place in downtown Perry across from Casey’s General Stores.  Registration is from 4 pm to 6 pm with awards at 7 pm followed by a cruise to Mark Twain Lake.  Pre-Registration is $15 per vehicle and $20 at the gate.  This event is a part of the grand sesquicentennial celebration.  Also that night the park will be filled with food, crafts, beer garden, inflatable kids zone and live entertainment by the band Riverside.  Make plans now to celebrate 150 years at the Perry Area Sesquicentennial.

Click Here for More Information and Event Flyer.