Mark your calendar now for
next year's festival —
June 10, 11, and 12, 2022
Welcome to the
Tremont Turkey Festival
Once again, summer starts with us at the 55th annual Tremont Turkey Festival! Wait, is this the 55th or the 56th? What happens when the COVID pandemic makes you skip a year? Well, we will have to figure that out, but as the world starts opening up again, we would love to have you join us for our community's summer celebration.
Festival organizers have been working hard with local officials to plan an event that is safe, fun, and a benefit to our community.
Enjoy the beautiful park as you stroll through the craft and antique booths, stop by the country store, or watch the numerous performers in the entertainment area. (All of the entertainment is free!) From the Miss Tremont Pageant, to the carnival, to the parade on Sunday afternoon, there is something here to entertain all ages.
Of course food is also a huge part of our festival. From strawberry shortcakes, to pancakes and sausage on Saturday morning, to our famous grilled turkey, we have plenty of options to offer and we encourage you to try them all. View our Schedule for a complete listing of events.
The Turkey Festival Needs You!
Looking for a way you can help out at the festival? Consider volunteering to work in the food line on Friday, June 11. We are often short on volunteers on Friday so we would love to have you help out on that day. Feel free to bring your family and friends along too! Sign up online
If the food line is not your thing, we have plenty of other places where you can help. Contact the festival chairpeople at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thanks in advance for your time and enthusiasm.
Get Your Festival Apparel
Normally we have festival apparel available for purchase at the local banks ahead of the festival, but once again things have changed due to COVID-19. This year, pre-festival orders can be placed online.
This is a great way to ensure you get the sizes and quantities you want and there is even an option to order some styles/sizes that will ONLY be available online.
Orders must be placed before the portal closes at midnight on Sunday, May 16. After that, items will be available for sale at merchants day and at the festival.
Visit the Apparel Store
Light Up The Darkness
This year we will have luminarias around the perimeter of the park on Friday night to kick off the festival. The past several months have been pretty dark, thanks to COVID-19, and we think it is time to change that.
Purchase one to honor a special occasion, a loved one who cannot make it to the festival this year, or just to help shed some light on the darkness. Luminarias will be on sale at the t-shirt booth on merchants day and at the t-shirt area in the Country Store on Friday. Price is 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.
Saturday is t-shirt day! Wear your Turkey Festival t-shirt and show your Tremont pride.
Jeff Muehlich Servant Leadership Award
The Jeff Muehlich Servant Leadership Award was established in 2016 to honor residents of the Tremont community who exemplify leadership through community service.
Jeff's passion for his town, school, and church was unquestionable. He dedicated his life to serving others through his time as a commissioner on Tremont Park Board, coaching and organizing various youth programs, volunteering at school functions, and donating many hours each year at the Tremont Turkey Festival.
The recipient of this award will be chosen by a panel of local leaders and will be announced at the Miss Tremont Pageant. A donation will be made in the recipient's name to a Tremont organization of their choosing.
Residents are encouraged to submit nominations for this award using the nomination form.
The Early Bird Gets...Turkey
Our goal is to try to have turkey available until at least 7 or 8 PM on Friday and Saturday, and at least until close to the start of the parade on Sunday, but sometimes the crowds are huge and the turkey sells faster than we expected. We hate disappointing anyone, but the bright side of this is when it happens, it means a lot of people came thru the food lines before you and our sales were fantastic, which means we raised a lot of money for the community. Our best advice eat early. We dont want you to go away hungry.
No Dogs Allowed
The Tremont Park District ordinances prohibit dogs in the park, so unfortunately you will need to leave Fido at home.