U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition Fine Art in Straw…

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FINE ART IN STRAW, on the historic Mt. Morris campus. This is an exciting presentation of fine art in straw. Giant sculptures will be on display and the competition winner is determined by visitor’s vote. You can see straw sculptures from the 2016 competition around the area at The White Pines State Park, The Ogle County Fair, Ukulele Station America in Oregon, and various locations in Mt. Morris.

Opening: Friday, Aug 11, 6 pm
Open Daily: Aug 12 – 27, 10 am–8 pm

FINE ART IN STRAW,
on the historic Mt. Morris campus. This is an exciting presentation of fine art in straw. Giant sculptures will be on display and the competition winner is determined by visitor’s vote. You can see straw sculptures from the 2016 competition around the area at The White Pines State Park, The Ogle County Fair, Ukulele Station America in Oregon, and various locations in Mt. Morris.

Opening:
Friday, Aug 11, 6 pm
Open Daily:
Aug 12 – 27, 10 am–8 pm

WATT GLOBAL MEDIA POULTRY BREED PORTRAITS, WATT Global Media and Encore! Mt. Morris present a very special display of poultry breed portraits in Old Sandstone Gallery. The show features the largest single collection of rare poultry breed portraits worldwide (1926 – 1950). The complete collection, which has never before been publicly displayed in its entirety, is comprised of 58 framed oil paintings of the most important poultry breeds. The paintings were created by three American artists, A.O. Schilling, L. Stahmer and F.L. Sewell, and were commissioned in the mid-1920s by J.W. Watt and Adon Yoder, founders of Watt Publishing Company (now WATT Global Media). Old Sandstone, the former location of WATT office headquarters, is located on the Mt. Morris campus.

Opening: Friday, August 11, 6:30-9:30 pm
Open: Fridays, August 18 & 25, 6-9:30 pm
Saturday, August 12, Noon-8:30 pm
Saturdays, August 19 & 26, Noon-6 pm

WATT GLOBAL MEDIA POULTRY BREED PORTRAITS,
WATT Global Media and Encore! Mt. Morris present a very special display of poultry breed portraits in Old Sandstone Gallery. The show features the largest single collection of rare poultry breed portraits worldwide (1926 – 1950). The complete collection, which has never before been publicly displayed in its entirety, is comprised of 58 framed oil paintings of the most important poultry breeds. The paintings were created by three American artists, A.O. Schilling, L. Stahmer and F.L. Sewell, and were commissioned in the mid-1920s by J.W. Watt and Adon Yoder, founders of Watt Publishing Company (now WATT Global Media). Old Sandstone, the former location of WATT office headquarters, is located on the Mt. Morris campus.

Opening:
Friday, August 11,
6:30-9:30 pm
Open:
Fridays, August 18 & 25,
6-9:30 pm
Saturday, August 12,
Noon-8:30 pm
Saturdays, August 19 & 26,
Noon-6 pm

BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION, see the craft of blacksmithing live.

Saturday, Aug 19, starting at Noon

BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION,
see the craft of blacksmithing live.

Saturday, Aug 19
starting at Noon

ROUND BALE RACES, two person teams will roll straw bales 75 feet in timed races on Main Street in Mt. Morris.

Saturday, Aug 19, starting at 1 pm.

ROUND BALE RACES,
two person teams will roll straw bales 75 feet in timed races on Main Street in Mt. Morris.

Saturday, Aug 19
starting at 1 pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT JAMBOREE, features blues, bluegrass, rock or country bands in concert on the campus bandshell.

August 11, 7-9 pm, Illinois Rail • Bluegrass
August 18, 7-9 pm, The Kyle Lacy Band • Rockabilly
August 25, 7-9 pm, Two Trick Rodeo • Country
September 1, 7-9 pm, Bootleg Flyers • Classic Rock
September 8, 7-9 pm, The Jimmys • Blues, Funk, Soul and R&B

FRIDAY NIGHT JAMBOREE,
features blues, bluegrass, rock or country bands in concert on the campus bandshell.

August 11, 7-9 pm
Illinois Rail • Bluegrass
August 18, 7-9 pm
The Kyle Lacy Band • Rockabilly
August 25, 7-9 pm
Two Trick Rodeo • Country
September 1, 7-9 p
Bootleg Flyers • Classic Rock
September 8, 7-9 pm
The Jimmys • Blues, Funk, Soul and R&B

COUNTRY LIVING TOUR, Local Foods, Technology & the Arts, an agriculture tour starting from the Mt. Morris campus.

Berryview Orchard (BerryviewOrchard.com)
Dietrich Ranch (
DietrichRanch.com)
Houghʼs Maple Lane Farm (
HoughsMapleLaneFarm.com)
Witmer Precision Services (
WitmerPrecision.com)
Saturday, August 26,
registration starts at 12:30 pm
on the campus

COUNTRY LIVING TOUR,
Local Foods, Technology & the Arts, an agriculture tour starting from the Mt. Morris campus.

Berryview Orchard (BerryviewOrchard.com)
Dietrich Ranch (
DietrichRanch.com)
Houghʼs Maple Lane Farm (
HoughsMapleLaneFarm.com)
Witmer Precision Services (
WitmerPrecision.com)
Saturday, August 26,
registration starts at 12:30 pm
on the campus