frederic Remington festival

formerly  the fall festival

The decision to change the name from the Whitewater Fall Festival to the Frederic Remington Festival was two-fold. First, we wanted to draw attention to the history of the area and the artist that lived here. Secondly, we wanted it to be an event for the greater community that includes the towns of Elbing, Furley, and Potwin. We trust you enjoy the changes and additions of new events!

Your festival committee,
Sharon Entz     |    Darryl Claassen     |    Jean Thiessen     |    Sandra Jensen    |    Betty Whitaker-Hansen

Want to be involved? let us know!

2017 festival Schedule

Saturday, Oct 7

7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Vendors (Arts & Crafts, Farmers’ Market) – Main Street

8:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk – Baseball Diamond (Vine & Locust) – see registration form in newsletter

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Friends of the Library Book Sale – Library (Elm & Topeka)

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Lions Club Raffle – east of bank parking lot (Topeka)

11:00 a.m. – Parade – Main Street – see registration form in newsletter

11:30 a.m. – Car Show – Main Street - fundraiser for park equipment

12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. – Archery Clinic – softball diamond (Topeka & Locust) - **NEW EVENT** - see registration form in newsletter

12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – Community Art Show – USD 206 District Building - **NEW EVENT** - see registration form in newsletter

Self-guided tour to see Frederic Remington homestead – **NEW EVENT** - directions available at the library, Lions Club raffle booth, and the Whitewater Photo Museum

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Inflatables, Puppets, Crafts, Hand-painting, Petting Zoo – Federated Church lawn (Central & Elm)

1:00 p.m. - Dodgeball Tournament – Remington Middle School (Topeka & Locust) 

1:00 p.m. – Kids’ Money Scramble – Bank Parking Lot (Main and Topeka)

2:00 p.m. – Kids’ Tractor Pull – in front of Lamb Mortuary (Main) – see newsletter for how to register

Following Kids’ Tractor Pull – Turtle Races – intersection of Main & Topeka

4:00 p.m.
– Cakewalk – intersection of Main & Topeka – each entry is $.50 or a canned food item

8:30 p.m. – Fireworks

9:00 p.m. – Street Dance – Main & Topeka

9:00 p.m. – Movie – Centre Point Church

sunday, Oct 8

monday, Oct 9

10:30 a.m. – Community Church Service – Whitewater Community Church (703 E. Central)

12:00 p.m. – Community Lunch on the Lawn – Whitewater Community Church – bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs; there will also be a concession stand available

1:00 p.m. – Pick-up Pull - **NEW EVENT** - AND Antique Tractor Pull – field south of Whitewater Community Church

7:00 p.m. – “The Chisholm Trail: The Rest of the Story” – Centre Point Church – see newsletter for more information

1st Place: $50    2nd Place: $30
3rd Place: $20

We want to showcase our community and what makes our "Fall Fest", now known as the Frederic Remington Festival, one of the best days of the year! This year the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a photo contest on Instagram with cash prizes for the top 3 photos selected by our jury based on a combination of number of likes and creativity in showcasing the Frederic Remington Festival!  Prizes Announced on our Instagram page Sunday morning!

enter our photo contest!

 Tag to enter:  #fredericremingtonfestival


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*4-6 players/team
*$30 entry fee/team
*games at RMS
3rd/4th grade – 1:00 PM
5th/6th grade- 1:30 PM
7th/8th grade- 2:00 PM
High School- 3:00 PM
Adults- 4:00 PM

 *any questions contact Jennifer Bell 258-5840
*prizes awarded to 1ST place team in each age group
**Deadline to sign-up: Thursday, September 28th!!**

dodgeball form