Special Events

24
September2022
Farmers MarketThe Downtown Pontiac Farmer’s Market is excited to kick off another season of fresh, locally grown produce and meats and handcrafted items. The market will run June-October on the Historic Courthouse Lawn.
8:00AM-12:00PMCourthouse Lawn
30
September2022
Colors of Fall Retail EventJoin Pontiac’s small businesses as they celebrate fall! Participating businesses will all be celebrating in their own way, so check their websites or social media for more info.

Participating Businesses:
Aleena’s Bath and Body Boutique
Art Center by Greater Livingston County Arts Council
Home Again on Route 66
Home Wishes and Baby Wishes Too
Lola’s
Once ‘n’ Again
Pontiac Doll and Toy Museum
Pop’s Pop Up
Route 66 Kites and Games

Visit all the participating businesses September 30-October 1 and be entered for a chance to win a gift basket featuring items from those stores. Gift basket winner will be drawn Tuesday, October 4.
Business HoursDowntown Retailers
1
October2022
Farmers MarketThe Downtown Pontiac Farmer’s Market is excited to kick off another season of fresh, locally grown produce and meats and handcrafted items. The market will run June-October on the Historic Courthouse Lawn.
8:00AM-12:00PMCourthouse Lawn
8
October2022
Pontiac Farmers MarketThe Downtown Pontiac Farmer’s Market is excited to kick off another season of fresh, locally grown produce and meats and handcrafted items. The market will run June-October on the Historic Courthouse Lawn.
8:00-12:00PMCourthouse Lawn
10
October2022
Monday MadnessExperience the madness the second Monday of the month beginning May 9 as Pontiac’s locally owned businesses open for special shopping hours! From 4-7PM visit your favorite retailers and restaurants or discover a new favorite! August Participating Businesses include: The Art Center by the Greater Livingston County Arts Council, Home Wishes and Baby Wishes Too, Livin’ in Color, The Museum of the Gilding Arts
4:00-7:00PMParticipating Retailers
14-16
October2022
Wizard of Oz Unified Theatre ProductionVermillion Players is excited to announce our FIRST EVER adult UNIFIED theatre production of The Wizard of Oz. Directed by Laura Baumgardner and Produced by Brooke Sauter and Terri Heinz-Butler.
Enchantment abounds as Dorothy (Baylee Ritter), with her trusty dog Toto (Jamie Martin) begins her wondrous journey to The Land of Oz! Good Witch Glinda (Alexa Bennett) and the Munchkins (Eric Lewis, Catrina Cooper, Haley Salinas, Russ Roudebush) point Dorothy toward the Yellow Brick Road, a magical path to The Emerald City in hopes the Wizard (Nick Ellis) can help her find her way home to Auntie Em (Cherie Monical) and Uncle Henry (John Horton). Along the way she meets new friends including the Scarecrow (Michael Aaron), the Tin Man (Mitch Kelley), and the Lion (Nathan Joerndt) and makes a new enemy, the Wicked Witch of the West (Clo Mayback). Narrators Cody Hatzer and Austin Vanover help tell the story. Also in the cast are Shane Lautenschlaeger, James Housman, Joe List, Ethan Bray, Sam Gibson, and Bre Noordhof.
What is Unified theatre? It is an awesome opportunity for people with and without intellectual disabilities to perform together. Unified Partners act alongside and assist their partners as needed. Director Laura Baumgardner has been directing her Life Skills students at PTHS for over 20 years in numerous Unified Theatre productions and Vermillion Players is now offering this opportunity to the community! We hope you will join us for this fun production. 
Show dates are Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15 with doors opening at 6:30PM and the show starting at 7:00PM and Sunday, October 16 with doors opening at 1:30PM and the show at 2:00PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance beginning Monday, September 12 by calling 815-844-1187 10AM-4PM Monday through Friday or online at PontiacEagle.com. Tickets are $5 each. All seating is general admission. Tickets will also be available at the door. 
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15
October2022
Third Saturday FunEnjoy Downtown Pontiac the Third Saturday of each month for a variety of fun!
11AM-4PM: Howard Street Vintage Market in the 500 block of W. Howard St
11AM-4PM: Bob Waldmire Road Yacht open for tours at the Route 66 Museum
1PM-3PM: All three historic homes open for tours. Yost House at 298 W. Water St., Strevell House at 401 W. Lincoln St., and Jones House at 314 E, Madison St.
VariesThroughout Downtown Pontiac
15-16
October2022
Reflections on the RiverbankVermillion Players and the Livingston County Historical Society are proud to announce Reflections on the Riverbank, their annual cemetery walk. The walk will take place at Southside Cemetery and feature 9 past Pontiac residents who helped shape our community including:
John Balmer (1829-1914)
Fred “Fritz” Bolander (1874-1947)
Joseph Culver (1834-1899)
Samuel Chapman Ladd (1820-1878)
Henry Scatterday (1843-1928)
C.W. and Mary Sterry (1826-1901 and 1836-1917)
Irma Hill Vogel (1887-1966)
Catharine Yost (1893-1970)

Each of these people will be portrayed by a local actor. Volunteers will guide groups through the cemetery from person to person. This is a rain or shine event; if you are unable to attend at the time you purchased, please contact us to discuss changing your ticket or for a refund. Due to limited group sizes, last minute changes may not be available. Be aware that you will be outdoors and on your feet most of the event. Attendees will walk from grave to grave though chairs will be available at each stop. It will last approximately 2 hours.

Performances will take place Saturday, October 15 at 10:00am and Sunday, October 16 at 2:00pm. Each time slot will have up to 8 groups of up to 20 people each. When you arrive at the cemetery, check in will be in front of the mausoleum. You will be directed to the starting point for your group. All groups will finish the walk at the same time, but if you want to go through with a friend, ensure you purchase tickets for the same group.
This historic cemetery walk does not consist of any ghost stories. This respectful tour presents Pontiac’s history in a unique way. All information provided is factual and related to historical events of the area and the lives of the people who lived here. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by calling 815-844-1187 or visiting PontiacEagle.com.
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All events subject to change do to the changing Covid-19 situation. We ask that all customers and guests respect the rules set forth by the establishment they’re visiting for the health and safety of everyone.