2017 Labor Day Weekend Schedule





Friday, September 1, 2017

  • 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – “Home” Movie- Sponsored by the Bradford Public Library- for all ages- popcorn and drinks furnished by the Bradford Park Dist.- Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Grillin outside by The Highlands
  • 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grandma Rosie’s Ice cream/Snow Cones/Cotton Candy/Lemon Shake Ups- Main Street Parking Lot
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Face Painter for all ages- Elsie Hodges Park
  • Noon to 2:00p.m.- “Paintin’ the Park” – Sponsored by the Betas- Elsie Hodges Park
  • 12:30 p.m. Registration: 1:00 p.m. Bags Tournament- Main Street- Sponsored by the Lions
  • 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. –Street Dance-“ West McQueen Street” -Sponsored by The Highlands

Sunday, September 3, 2017

  • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.- Bradford Fire Department Pancake Breakfast- Fire Station
  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.-11th Annual Car Show- Main Street
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Grandma Rosie’s Ice Cream/Snow Cones/Cotton Candy/Lemon Shake Ups Vender-Main Street Parking Lot
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Grillin outside by The Highlands
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Bill Bauer Benefit Committee Drinks/ Sandwiches Stand- Fuertges Park
  • 2:00 p.m.- Little Miss Bradford- Grade School Building
  • 3:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. –Fish Fry- American Legion Building
  • 4:00 p.m.- Bradford High School Alumni Memorial Dedication –Bradford Junior High
  • 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.- Street Dance “The Fears of John Band”-Sponsored by My Place- Main Street

Monday, September 4, 2017

  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Boyd’s Grove Church Desserts – Village Hall
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.- Bradford Rescue Squad Pork chop Sandwich Stand-Rescue Squad Building
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.- Grandma Rosie’s Ice Cream/Snow Cones/Cotton Candy/Lemon Shake Ups Vendor- Main Street Parking Lot
  • 11:00 a.m.-Labor Day Parade- Theme: A Community and a Nation pulling Together
  • Following Parade-Kiddie Tractor Pull – Main Street- Sponsored by the Betas
  • Following Parade- Frog Jumping Contest- Main Street-Sponsored by The Village of Bradford-Main Street
  • Following Parade-Water Fights for the Kids-Sponsored by the Bradford Fire Department-Main Street
  • Following Parade- Hospitality at the Bradford American Legion


Bradford Swimming Pool Party and Fundraiser

Friday, August 11, 2017, 6-8pm

The Bradford Swimming Pool has a long history of serving Bradford and the surrounding communities.  We are the only public swimming pool in Stark County and this fundraiser is one of the primary ways the swimming pool stays in operation from year to year.  So come and join the fun, take a dip, perhaps set a new Bradford Olympic Record!

If you have every enjoyed the use of the Bradford Swimming Pool please consider sending a monetary donation to the Swimming Pool Operations Fund. With operational costs going up every year every dollar that is raised during this fundraiser helps.

Send your donations to : Village of Bradford, 160 W. Main Street, Bradford, IL  61421.  For more information contact the village office at 309-897-2071

We want to continue to provide a save and fun activity for families of Bradford and the surrounding communities for the years to come.

Thank you for your generous support.

11th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show!

11th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show!

Sunday September 3, 2017

Main Street, Bradford, Illinois

Pre-entry $8.00

Day of Show $10.00

Registration 8-noon

Dash plaques to first 100

Participant voting noon-1 pm

Awards at 3 pm

 Music and electronic balloting provided by 3-D Sound Company

Classes are provided on the back side.

Send Check or Money order (Bradford Car Show) to: Village of Bradford, PO Box 9, Bradford, IL  61421

Pre-Entry deadline is August 31, 2017






Year/Make/Model ______________________________________________________________________

Class Entry______________

In consideration of the right to participate, entrants, participants, and spectators, by execution of this entry for, expressly release and discharge the Bradford Car Show, and all representatives connected with this event of/and from any and all known and unknown injuries suffered to entrant and entrant’s property.

 Entrant’s Signature ____________________________________________________________________

                                             (If under age, parent or legal guardian’s signature is required)

For more info, call Bradford Village Hall (309) 897-2071


Classes for 2017(Plaque Awards)

  1. Pre 1949 Original/Restored  M.1965-1969 Modified
  2. 1950-1959 Original/Restored                       1970-1979 Modified
  3. 1960-1964 Original/Restored   1980-1989 Modified
  4. 1965-1969 Original/Restored   1990-1999 Modified
  5. 1970-1979 Original/Restored  Q.  2000-Present Modified
  6. 1980-1989 Original/Restored R.  2wd Trucks Modified
  7. 1990-1999 Original/Restored    4X4 All
  8. 2000-Present Original/Restored     Pro Street any Tubbed
  9. 2wd Trucks Original/Restored U.  4 Door
  10. Pre 1949 Modified V. Special Interest
  11. 1950-1959 Modified W. Motorcycles All
  12. 1960-1964 Modified Imports



Best of Show

Show Original

Show Modified

Best Chevy

Best Ford

Best Mopar

Best GM non-Chevy

Mayor’s Choice

Bill Bauer Memorial