Chamber of Commerce, Bowling Green, Missouri

Champ Clark Heritage Festival

2012 Grand Marshall Ben Clark2012 Grand Marshall Ben Clark

September 13, 2014

Downtown on the Square
Bowling Green, Missouri
9:00 am to 3:00 pm


2014 Schedule of Events
7 am - 9 am Methodist Church Serving Free Breakfast
Pancakes, sausage, juice, & coffee
Church & Broadway Street
9 am Opening Ceremony
Flag Raising and National Anthem at War Memorial on Courthouse lawn
9 am to 3 pm Craft vendors/ exhibitors
(Download registration form)
9 am to 3 pm Food Court
9 am to 4 pm Car and Truck Show
     Registration: 9 am - 1 pm
     Judging: 1 pm - 3 pm
     Awards Presented: 4 pm
Sponsored by the Bowling Green Lions Club
9 am to 3 pm Route 66 Corvette Club NEW THIS YEAR!
Vintage Tractors, Cars, Stationary Motors Display

Sponsored by the Vintage Machinery Club
10 am Parade (line-up at 9:30 am at BGHS parking lot)
F eaturing the Moolah Shriners miniature cars
Theme: "Breaking Barriers" to honor disabled people
Grand Marshall: Andy Amelung
11:00 am to 3:00 pm The Michael Feldman Group (Classic rock & blues band)
11 a.m. Little Mr Champ Clark & Little Miss Betsy Contest
Noon to 4:00 pm Champ Clark House and Annex open for tours
New acquisitions, a period organ and chair, will be on display;
featured items include an 1860 quilt and the first Missouri flag
Signup for prizes
Noon  - 3 pm Childrens Activities
• Bouncy House - southeast corner of square
• Pedal Tractor Pull - Registration: 12:30 pm; Starts: 1:00 pm
    (on street east side of square)
   Download details for pedal tractor pull
2 pm The free play “Pike County Path Makers” will be staged on the third floor of the courthouse, featuring portrayals of Champ Clark; former Missouri U.S. Sen. John Brooks Henderson of Louisiana, who drafted and introduced the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery; May Birkhead, a Louisiana seamstress who reported on the Titanic disaster and its aftermath; Bowling Green-born Navy Rear Admiral William Reynolds Purnell, who was directly involved in development of the atomic bomb; and Lowell “Cotton” Fitzsimmons, the Bowling Green boy who went on to prominence as a coach in the National Basketball Association.
ADDED FEATURES THIS YEAR • Bat Creek Brewery of Bowling Green and Claymalnay Vineyard and Winery of Frankford plan to offer a beer and wine tasting
• A gospel history presentation and hymn sing
• Washer Games
If you need more information about the Champ Clark Heritage Festival,
contact the Chamber Office