September 5, 2016
DEER FESTIVAL EDITION


 60 DAYS 
until the 50th Annual Deer Festival...!
This newsletter contains INFORMATION about the 50th ANNUAL DEER FESTIVAL
Saturday     -     November 5, 2016     -     7:30am - 5:00pm


APPLICATIONS DOWNLOADED HERE

BOOTHS:  CRAFT - ART - NON-CRAFT SPECIALTY ITEMS - INFORMATIONAL -   CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY - FOOD

APPLICATIONS:   DEER DASH - ENTERTAINMENT -   PARADE - TRAIL CAM CONTEST
KIWANIS COOK-OFF -  EXHIBITOR - DEMONSTRATOR

SPONSORSHIP:   DEER DASH - FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL INFORMATION
8:00am - 5:00pm - Saturday, November 5th

DEADLINE TO REGISTER - Monday, October 24th
Spaces are sold throughout the year and locations are assigned in the order applications are received.  Application

Art & Craft:  Space is 10x12.  $75.00 non Chamber member, $35.00 Chamber member.   Handmade, handcrafted, no buy and sale.  

Non-Craft Specialty Items: Space size is 10x12.  $75.00 non Chamber member, $35.00 Chamber member  We try to limit the non-craft specialty items and only have one vendor of each non-craft. Example - we would not have two tupperware booths.  Non-craft specialty items include specialty items, pre-packaged items (sealed), items that cannot be found in a retail store.  Collectibles and Antiques are allowed.

Food Court:  Spaces are limited to 15.  Space size is 12x14. $300.00 non Chamber member, $200.00 Chamber member.  We have a designated food court area.  The fee covers your food permit for the day.  Food is to be prepared on site.  We only have 6 spaces left...!

Children's Activities:  Children's Activities now closed.  We have sold all of our assigned spaces...!

Please make plans to join us...f or more information visit our website

SEND IN YOUR FESTIVAL APPLICATION...NOW

We have a total of 125+ spaces available - 88 are on the immediate Square.

We sell spaces throughout the year.  They are assigned as the applications arrive - on a first come request basis...

Join us for our 50th year...!!!


FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK...!!!
To date, we have over 1,800 followers on Facebook.  

ALREADY SENT IN YOUR APPLICATION...???  If you have already sent in your application - your booth information will be posted on Facebook.  You will also receive a welcome packet from us in October.  
19th ANNUAL DEER DASH 
7:30am Fun Run/Walk       8:00am 5k Deer Dash
 
Pre -Registration Fees - Before October 22nd - Guarantees a T-shirt
$20.00 Individual
$72.00 Family of Four
$90.00 Family of Five
$18.00 Business/Corporate (Must have 4 entries) 

After Deadline Fees:  Beginning October 23rd - T-shirts while supply lasts
$25.00 Individual
$20.00 Business/Corporate
No Family Group of Four or Five Discount 
 
50th ANNUAL PARADE
WIN CASH PRIZE FOR BEST ENTRY - BEST THEME - BEST DECORATIONS
WIN $200.00 for 1st Place   WIN $100.00 for 2nd Place   WIN $50.00 for 3rd Place

Help make this the BEST PARADE the Deer Festival has seen in all 50 years...!!!  We are looking for best decorated float, best themed float, and best overall entry.   
Lights - music - decorations....ready set, go!             Deadline to enter is October 31st

ENTERTAINMENT 

50 YEARS OF LOCAL ARTISTS...our stage has included Grammy Award Winning Singer Trisha Yearwood, and Country Music Award Winning Singer Jason Aldean...both from Jasper County!

2016 HEADLINER BAND: Backwoodz Branded  3:30pm - 5:00pm

Looking for local talent...!  singers - bands - cloggers - dance teams

If you would like to join us this year, please contact the 
Chamber of Commerce.  Entertainment is gratis and 
we  appreciate the donation of your time.

TRAIL CAM PHOTO CONTEST
Trail Cam Photo Contest:  submit your trail cam photos to monticelloga@gmail.com or post them on the Deer Capital Facebook page - www.facebook.com/deercapital.

A weekly photo will be submitted to the Monticello News.  The winner will be announced (the photo with the most votes) at the Deer Festival and they will receive a new Trail Cam.   The Trail Cam contest is sponsored by The Monticello News and Southern Edge Realty.  
ADVERTISING INFORMATION
Monticello News       50th Annual Deer Festival Insert
Contact Jenny Murphy   706-468-6511   advertising@themonticellonews.com


50th Annual Deer Festival PAGEANT
Sunday - October 23, 2016
2 o'clock p.m.   
Thomas Persons Hall


We are looking for our former Deer Festival Queens and Little Miss Fawns. 
You are invited to ride in the parade on a float featuring 50 years of Queens
 and 17 years of Little Fawns.  Please contact the Chamber of Commerce and give us your address and email address.  

We would like to express our appreciation to Norton Packaging for their generous donation.... a $500.00 scholarship to the 2016-2017 Queen




  For more information
Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
119 W. Washington Street - Post Office Box 133
Monticello, Georgia 31064
706-498-8994
jasperchamber@bellsouth.net 
www.jaspercountycoc.com
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