Family Fun Entertainment

As always, the Turkey Festival will provide a full slate of family fun entertainment. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the shows. All the acts will take place under the entertainment tent, so don't worry about the weather!

Jill Prescher
Friday, June 9, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Kicking off an evening of laid back, coffee house music, Jill Prescher will start the entertainment with her acoustic guitar and amazing vocals.


Friday, June 9, 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.

The Turkey Festival Coffee House tradition continues with music by Lincoln & Shields featuring Bekah Culp, Jill Prescher, Vince Imig and the amazing Jennifer Boyd on violin.

Once again, Eli’s will offer a variety of coffee drinks for purchase as we provide a relaxing evening of familiar tunes. Lincoln & Shields will also be joined by our special guest Lindsey Ropp and friends for a song or two. Join us for a laid-back evening sipping latte’s and visiting with friends.

Smart Phone Music Video Contest
Friday, June 9, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

This all-new event takes advantage of the amazing technology we all carry in our pockets. What could be better? A Smart Phone Music Video Contest!

Here is how it works – pick a song you really like, gather some of your friends, and create a music video using your smart phone and one of the amazing video editing apps. Humorous, serious, sci-fi, romantic – BE CREATIVE. Give it your best shot and Friday night at 8:30 we will show the videos in the entertainment tent and judges will score the results.


  • 1st place - $50
  • 2nd place - $25
  • 3rd place - $10
  • Honorable Mention - $10
Complete rules are available on the entry form. $10 entry fee.

Show us what you can do. Who knows, maybe your video will go viral!


Saturday, June 10, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us Saturday morning for fun events geared specifically for children — face painting by Wild Style Design Company, balloon twisting, a magician/ventriloquist, the Rising Stars, a petting zoo, and our featured guest, Julie K.

  • 9:15 - Allan Adcock: a magician and ventriloquist with an entertaining show for children

  • 10:30 – Julile K: This award-winning performer returns to the festival with her special brand of family entertainment as she sings her inspirational, educational and enjoyable songs

    Visit Julie K's web site

  • 11:30 – Rising Stars: A talented group of young people bringing a variety show of song and dance to the Turkey Festival stage

    Visit Rising Stars web site

Petting Zoo
Saturday, June 10, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Brought to you by the Tremont High School FFA, this popular event gives you the chance to get close to and interact with a variety of farm animals.

Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio
Saturday, June 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Come prepared for an amazing display as these talented children and young adults offer an exciting, high quality music and dance performance program on the Turkey Festival entertainment stage.

Visit Peoria Area Performing Arts Studio's website


Saturday, June 10, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

If you’re a little bit country, the Turkey Festival entertainment will take you down home for an authentic taste of Nashville on Broadway.

Nashville Singer/ songwriter Casey Cattie will kick-off the evening with a set of original heartfelt country tunes. Casey spent the first 18 years of her life singing all over a small town in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania, but after being a contestant on the NBC show THE VOICE, Casey knew she had to take the plunge and chase her dreams. She moved to Nashville in 2014, and has spent the last three years playing writer rounds, and networking with other song writers while performing any chance she gets in music city - Nashville. Her heartfelt lyrics and performance are sure to please.

Casey on the Web

Headlining our Nashville Saturday Night will be Aileeah Colgan and her band - hot off her Nashville showcase at the Tin*Roof on Broadway. Aileeah’s music is a celebration of the challenges found in life and love. Her influences include Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, Johnny Cash, and Miranda Lambert. Aileeah has played a variety of shows including the Chicago House of Blues, Bub City Chicago, Peoria Civic Center and is anticipating an exciting summer line-up of festivals, the Ohio State Fair and opening for LOCASH & Toby Keith in July.

Aileeah On The Web

The Gibson Girls
Sunday, June 11, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Four sisters sharing incredible vocal harmonies and a deep and abiding musical family heritage, the Gibson Girls will bless your hearts with their music. Showcasing their brand new CD release “Vintage”, the Gibson Girls are sure to bring back memories and a lot of smiles. Featuring songs like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Chapel of Love,” and “Lollipop” you will not be disappointed. Just imagine, Sunday dinner in the park – amazing turkey sandwiches and strawberry shortcake – and the soothing, perfect harmonies of the Gibson Girls.

Visit the Gibson Girls' website

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