Special Events at Sommer Park
Pioneer Days ♦ 1-4pm ♦ September 24 & October 29
Experience Peoria County in 1855 and participate in hands-on activities such as candle making, hayrides and children’s games. $3/person
Hayrides & Hotdogs ♦ 5-7pm ♦ (Thursdays) October 5, 12, 19 & 26
Have an old-fashioned good time, enjoying hotdogs for roasting, chips, baked beans, s’mores and drinks. Vegetarian fare is also available. A hayrack ride is included. Wear costumes!
Fall Marshmallow Peep Diorama Contest
Entry due by October 2
Use pumpkin, ghost and cat Peeps to make a diorama of a famous occurrence or autumn/Halloween scene. Voting will be held each week at Hayrides & Hotdogs. Prizes will be awarded to one individual and one classroom.
Civil War Winter Quarters ♦ November 18 (10am-4pm) & 19 (10am-2pm)
History comes to life as Civil War Soldiers prepare for their winter encampment. See what they eat, wear, and how they live in this time period.
Christmas on the Ghost Front ♦ 10am-4pm ♦ December 9
See how American and German soldiers lived on the Belgium front during a cold December in 1944. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/centralillinoisww2reenactors/