Events Schedule

Schweizer Fest 2013 - August 7th through 10th

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Saturday, August 3

  • 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. - Archery Contest – Tell City Jr./Sr. High School Auxiliary Gym (see Sports Page for details)

Monday, August 5

  • 6:00 pm - Mini Pincess Pageant (girls age 2 - 3), Little Princess Pageant (girls age 4 - 5), Miss Princess Pageant (girls age 6 - 8), Mini Prince Pageant (boys age 2 - 3), Little Mister Pageant (boys age 4 - 5), Mister Pince Pageant (boys age 6 - 8) - Community Christian Church, 821 10th Street (see Queen Contest Page for details)

  • 7:00 p.m. - Junior Miss Pageant (girls age 9 - 12); Teen Miss Pageant (girls 13 - 16); Miss Schweizer Fest Queen Pageant (women age 17 - 22) – Community Christian Church, 821 10th Street (see Queen Contest Page for details)

Tuesday, August 6

  • 6:00 pm – 39th Annual Old-Timers Baseball Game for active and inactive players age 40 and older – Frank Clemens Field at Walter Hagedorn Park (sponsored by Golden Living Center/Lincoln Hills) (see Sports Page for details)

Wednesday, August 7

Celebrations is Wednesday's entertainment sponsor

  • 7:00 am -10:00 am – 39th Annual Kaffee Klatch – Sponsored by Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa. - EUCC Church, 802 10th Street (For tickets contact Betty Cash at 812-719-8980, Kathy Kinnett at 812-547-3225, Old National Tell City locations or German American Tell City locations.)

  • 9:00 am - Midnight – Schweizer Fest Market – City Hall Park

  • 5:45 pm – Opening Ceremony – Welcome and opening remarks by Mayor Barbara Ewing

  • 6:00 pm -10:00 pm – Family Appreciation Night – Free rides sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College & Schweizer Fest Inc.

  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm – Opening Concert by the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Band - Musik Halle, City Hall Park

  • 7:00 pm -7:30 pm – 43rd Annual Distinguished Citizen Award presented by the Tell City Historical Society – Musik Halle, City Hall Park – Reception following at Tell City Museum (at the corner of 9th & Franklin Streets)

  • 7:30 pm – First Annual Apple Lighting Ceremony– Musik Halle, City Hall Park

  • 7:30 pm – Street Car Parade and Contest – (Registration at 6:45 in front of Hauenstein’s) Starting at Main & Franklin Streets continuing to Musik Halle, City Hall Park where winners will be announced - Sponsored by Hauenstein's Clothing Store

  • 8:30 pm -10:30 pm – “Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark” – Brau Garten, City Hall Park - sponsored by Celebrations

Thursday, August 8

Kessner Interiors is Thursday's entertainment sponsor

  • Throughout the day – Old Fashioned Bargain Days sidewalk sales at Tell City businesses

  • 9:00 am - midnight – Schweizer Fest Market – City Hall Park

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm – Self-Guided Walking Tours – beginning at the Tell City Historical Society Museum at 9th and Franklin Streets (Sponsored by ATTC Manufacturing, Inc. & the Tell City Historical Society)

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm – Tell City Historical Society Museum open

  • 2:00 pm - Tell City Historical Society Movie

  • 4:00 pm - Tell City Historical Society Movie

  • 5:30 pm – Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner and Program honoring Dot Kessner for her many community activities and for her 40th year in business with Kessner Interiors – Knights of Columbus Home, 947 11th Street - For tickets contact the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 812-547-2385 - Sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm – Talent Show - Musik Halle, City Hall Park - Sponsored by Cromwell Radio Group (see the Tell City Has Talent page for details)

  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm – Jeremy Luecke, local singer and guitarist - Musik Halle, City Hall Park

  • 9:00 pm - Midnight – “The Hiding” – Brau Garten, City Hall Park (sponsored by Kessner Interiors, the 2013 Business of the Year)

Friday, August 9

Home Mutual Insurance is Friday's entertainment sponsor

  • Throughout the day – Old Fashioned Bargain Days sidewalk sales at Tell City businesses

  • 9:00 am - midnight – Schweizer Fest Market – City Hall Park

  • 9:00 am-6:00 pm – Quilt Show – EUCC Church, 802 10th Street (contact Charlotte Borders at 812-547-8107 for information and tickets) - Sponsored by Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild

  • 9:00 a.m. - Schweizer Fest 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tourney - Bryan Taylor Sports Areana at Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School (see Sports Page for details)

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm – Self-Guided Walking Tours – beginning at the Tell City Historical Society Museum at 9th and Franklin Streets (Sponsored by ATTC Manufacturing, Inc. & the Tell City Historical Society)

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm – Tell City Historical Society Museum open

  • 2:00 pm - Tell City Historical Society Movie

  • 4:00 pm - Tell City Historical Society Movie

  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Danielle Lee Wehr, local singer, songwriter and musician- Musik Halle, City Hall Park

  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Perry County Fitness Games – Event 1 - New Directions/ Tell City HS Weight Room (location depends  upon heat assignments)
    Total Weight added together from 3 MAX Lifts: Each participant will have 7 minutes to find their 1 RM at each lift:  Squat; Bench; Dead Lift (see Sports Page for details)

  • 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Perry County Fitness Games – Event 2 – Main Street in front of New Directions
    (To be completed after event 1)  The Hundreds – 30 minute time cap - Complete the following as fast as possible:  100 Double-Unders (jump rope); 100 Sit Ups (Chest to Knees); 100 Air Squats (below parallel);  100 Push Ups (chest to ground) (see Sports Page for details)

  • 6:30 pm -7:30 pm – “WildSky” – Jeff Hardesty is joined by 10-year-old Skylar Cain - Musik Halle, City Hall Park

  • 7:00 pm - Schweizer Fest Horseshoe Tournament – Bring your own partner doubles tournament - Zoercher Bettinger Park (sign in begins at 6:00 pm) (Contact Andy Schroeder at 812-719-3577) (see Sports Page for details)

  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm – Country Line Dancing – Corner of Main and Mozart Streets - Presented by Mary Lynn and Larry's Line Dancers

  • 8:00 pm -11:00 pm – Teen Garden featuring "The Dance Machine" sound and light show – Junior High Night – 9th Street, City Hall Park

  • 8:30 pm -12:30 am – “DNA” makes its Schweizer Fest debut– Brau Garten, City Hall Park - sponsored by Home Mutual Insurance for the 27th year

Saturday, August 10

Waupaca Foundry Inc. is Saturday's entertainment sponsor

  • 7:00 am - 39th annual Golf Open – Hoosier Heights Country Club (see Sports Page for details)

  • 7:15 a.m. - Perry County Fitness Games – Event 3 – Main & Jefferson Streets
    Broad Jump – Jump as far as you can from a standing position; 2 attempts with the longest recorded (see Sports Page for details)

  • 8:00 am – 36th annual Road Run – 6-mile (8:00 start) and 2-mile (8:05 start) road runs and a kid’s fun run (9:20 start) - Start/Finish on Main Street - Participants must complete an official entry form before 7:30 am the day of the race (Contact Chris or Tony Hollinden at 547-3441 or www.runperrycounty.com.) (sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital) (see Sports Page for details)

  • 8:05 a.m. - Perry County Fitness Games – Event 4 – 7th Street Start & Main Street Finish
    Compete in the Schweizer Fest 2-mile Road Run – Complete the road run in the best time possible (see Sports Page for details)

  • 9:00 a.m. - Schweizer Fest 3-on-3 High School / Adult Basketball Tourney - Bryan Taylor Sports Areana at Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School (see Sports Page for details)

  • 9:00 am-2:00 pm – Quilt Show – EUCC Church, 802 10th Street (Contact Charlotte Borders at 812-547-8107 for information and tickets) - Sponsored by Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild

  • 9:00 am - midnight – Schweizer Fest Market – City Hall Park

  • 10:00 am – Schweizer Fest Bench Press Competition – sponsored by Everbody’s Fun & Fitness Center - Contact EverBody’s at 812-547-3565 or e-mail breanne@everbodyfitness.com (see Sports Page for details) - Proceeds to benefit "Autism Speaks"

  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am – No Illusions Ministries – Leo the Great Christian Magic Show - Musik Halle, City Hall Park

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm – Tell City Historical Society Museum open

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm – Self-Guided Walking Tours – beginning at the Tell City Historical Society Museum at 9th and Franklin Streets - Sponsored by ATTC Manufacturing, Inc. & the Tell City Historical Society

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm – 26th annual Diaper Derby - crawling (0 to 12 months) and walking (13 to 18 months) divisions – Registration from 11:30-noon – City Hall Park - sponsored by Roland's Jewelry & MuGamma

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm – 6th annual Schweizer Fest Wine Garden – City Hall Park - ID Required (see Wine Garden page for details)

  • 12:05 p.m. - Perry County Fitness Games – Event 5 –New Directions
    Complete as many reps of the following in 7 minutes:  5 Burpees (Chest must touch ground & must jump at the top for 1 rep); 5 Power Clean (135lbs for MEN/65lbs for Women) (see Sports Page for details)

  • 1:00 pm – 4th Annual Corn Hole Tournament – Sign-in from noon - 12:40 pm (no early entries accepted) – south end of the beer garden - Contact Zac Hartz at 812-547-8630 or 812-499-6133 (see Sports Page for details) - proceeds benefit the Tell City Track & Cross Country Teams

  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm – 32nd Annual Pet Show – Registration from 1:15-1:45 – Musik Halle, City Hall Park - presented by the Humane Society of Perry County

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Hands-on Robotics activities for youth available in the information booth.  Sponsored by the Perry County College Success Coalition.

  • 2:00 pm - Tell City Historical Society Movie

  • 4:00 pm - Tell City Historical Society Movie

  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm – Christian Music Show – Steve Bridgmon– Musik Halle, City Hall Park - Sponsored by Edward Jones

  • 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm – Christian Music Show - "The Rain Praise Band" – Musik Halle, City Hall - Sponsored by Edward Jones

  • 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm – Christian Music Show - Cheri Taylor – Musik Halle, City Hall - Sponsored by Edward Jones

  • 6:00 pm Two-Man "Draw for Partner" Horse Shoe Tournament – Zoercher Bettinger Park - Sign-in begins at 5:00 pm - Contact Andy Schroeder at 812-719-3577 (see Sports Page for details)

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm – Country Line Dancing – Corner of Main and Mozart Streets - presented by Jesse and Cheryl Clem of “The Boothill Line Dancers”

  • 8:00 pm -11:00 pm – Teen Garden featuring "The Dance Machine" sound and light show – Senior High Night – 9th Street, City Hall Park

  • 8:00 pm - midnight – “Hubie & The Drive” – Brau Garten, City Hall Park - Sponsored by Waupaca Foundry Inc.

Sunday, August 11

  • 39th annual Golf Open – players flighted after Saturday’s round with four flights and a senior’s flight - Hoosier Heights Country Club (see Sports Page for details)

  • 8:00 a.m. - Perry County Fitness Games – Event 6 –Tell City High School Parking Lot
    (Only the top half still in contention will compete in this event, the rest will be “cut.”)
    Using mats and bumper plates complete as many reps of the following in 10 minutes:  5 Push Press (115lbs for MEN/ 65lbs for WOMEN); 10 Dead Lifts (115lbs for MEN/ 65lbs for WOMEN); 15 Box Jumps (24in for MEN/ 20in for WOMEN) – AN AWARDS CEREMONY WILL FOLLOW THIS FINAL EVENT (see Sports Page for details)

  • 8:15 am – Schweizer Fest Bicycle Tour -Ride starts and ends at Zoercher Bettinger Park - register online at www.active.com/cycling/tell-city-in/a-11-13---schweizer-fest-bicycle-tour-2013 - contact Kathy Pyle at 812-548-8692 or at bikerchick@bikeperrycounty.com (see Sports Page for details)

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Tell City Historical Society Museum open

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