Thousands are expected to attend New Market’s annual celebration for America’s birthday Thursday, July 4. Some events start on Sunday, June 30
Those interested in participating in one of the many events will read times, dates, rules and regulations of each event and who to contact for more information. No pop-up tents, coolers or grills will be allowed in the park area.
Sunday, June 30
10:30 a.m.: All city church, Miner Pavilion.
11:30 a.m.: Cattlemen’s Lunch, Miner Pavilion, free-will donation.
Noon: Antique tractor pull in the park.
Noon: Antique tractor pull. Antique tractor pull in park. Enter town on Main Street, then turn west on 7th Street to reach the event. Jay Sunderman - (712) 370-1541. Detailed general rules: www.swiatp.com/tractor-puller-rules. Division 1 (stock/farm tractors) rules: www.swiatp.com/tractor-puller-rules/div-rules.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Free-will donation waffle feed (waffles, strawberries, sausages) at Miner Pavilion.
Wednesday, July 3
1:30 p.m.: Pitch and cribbage tournament in community building.
4 p.m.: Pie judging in park. Contact Dixie Fritz at (712) 621-5741 for more information.
6 p.m.: Pot luck supper in park.
7 p.m. Pie auction in park.
7:30 p.m.: Draft-horse pull in park. Contact Steve Cabbage at (712) 370-1866 for more information.
8 p.m.: Jim Jobe dodgeball tournament in Miner Pavilion. Contact Fletcher Sunderman at (712) 370-5241 for more information.
Thursday, July 4
7 a.m.: New Market Women Who Care Breakfast in the community building. Free-will donation.
7 a.m.: Miner 5K run sign-up. Run starts at 8 a.m.
7 a.m. to 3 p.m: Volleyball tournament in Miner Pavilion. Contact Jeff Bintz at (712) 310-7354 for more information.
7 a.m. to 8 a.m.: ATV drag racing Registration. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Contact Jennifer Glassgow at (712) 370-1788 for more information.
1 p.m. New Markety July 4th parade. Theme is “Proud to be an American.” Contact Rozann Seela at (402) 658-4456 for more information.
2 p.m. Northwest Missouri Tractor Pullers in the park. Contact Jay Sunderman at (712) 370-1541 for more information.
2:30 p.m.: Kids’ sanctioned pedal pull on Lafayette Street. Contact Page County State Bank at (712) 542-5661 for more information.
4 p.m. New Market Fire Department kids’ water fight on Lafayette Street. Contact Joe McNees at (712) 370-5455 for more information.
5 p.m.: $750 Kids’ money grab in the park.
7 p.m.: Entertainment by Justin Kane in the park.
10 p.m.: Fireworks display
Rules and regulations
Pie Baking Contest: Open to everybody of all ages. Have pies at the city park by 12:45 p.m. There is no limit to the number of entries submitted. The crust must be made from scratch. The filling must be made with fresh or frozen fruit. No canned filling or mixes. Pies are to be two crusted and baked in a 9” pan. The pie must be displayed in or on a non-returnable pan. A copy of the recipe must be submitted with each entry. No custard or meringue pies will be accepted due to the lack of refrigeration available. Pies will be auctioned at the Horse Pull later that evening. Proceeds will go the New Market Celebration Committee.
Pie Auction. All pies are welcome, even if they were not entered in the contest. Please deliver the pies to the city park by 6:30 p.m. (before the horse pull) in a non-returnable pan. Dixie Fritz - (712) 585-3263.
Jim Jobe Dodgeball Tournament; 8 p.m. Registration starts at 7 p.m. in the Miner Pavilion. 6 person teams. Double elimination tournament. $30 entry fee per team. Open to all ages. The court uses the same boundaries as the volleyball court. All players must start on the endline to start the game. The balls must be brought back behind the service line before they can be thrown. A player is out if they step across the half court line. All players need to form a line after they get out starting with the earliest exit. If the ball is caught, the thrower is out and the first person in line comes back into play for the team that caught the ball. Any player caught behind the endline for more than 3 seconds will receive one warning from the judge. The second time will result in immediately being called out. Head shots do not count unless the player ducked into it, so it is up to the referee’s discretion. In case the game ends due to time, the team with the most players remaining wins. Fletcher Sunderman (712) 370-5241.
Miner 5K; Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the old football field besides the track. Race begins at 8 a.m. Awards will be given within the age groups. A clydesdale section will also be ran. Contact: Shawn Howard (515) 975-1755.
ATV and Motorcycle Horseshoe Drag Races, head to head racing –double elimination, cash payback to 1st-4th place unlimited class
ATV 4504/2652 – 5004/3502 ATV 4004/2502
ATV 5014/3512 & Above ATV 3994/2492 & Below
Utility ATV 500 & Below Utility ATV 501 & Above
Youth ATV’s (90cc and Under) Big Bikes 2514/2012 & Above
Lite Bikes – 2504/2002 and Below Youth Bikes (90cc and Under)
Race Fee: $15 First Class, $5 For Each Additional Class
Check-in Time: 7:30 a.m. Racing Starts at 9 a.m.
REQUIREMENTS: helmet, goggles, long pants, over the ankle boots, riders under 18 must have guardians at sign in. No racer sign-up after riders meeting is over. ATV’s and motorcycles must be hauled in. No riding outside the football field. Contact Jennifer Glassgow (712) 370-1788.
Parade - Enter the staging area from Crestwood Avenue (first street east of Main Street). The horse staging area is in the pasture just north of Crestwood Avenue. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
No ATV’s or dirt bikes allowed. Show up with your group if you would like to go through the parade with them. Contact: Rozann Seela (402) 658-4456.
Tractor and Pickup Pull: Enter town on Main Street, then turn west on 7th Street to reach the event. For more information, see the Northwest Missouri Tractor Puller’s Association rules. Contact: Jay Sunderman (712) 370-1541.
Pitch and Cribbage Tournaments: Jim McAlpin - (712) 585-3540; Gary Lininger - (712) 585-3425.
Volleyball Tournament: Jeff Bintz - (712) 310-1354; Matt Herzberg - (712) 370-0608.
Draft Horse Pull: Rick Cabbage - (712) 303-7210.
Kids Water Fight; Joe McNees - (712) 370-5455.
Committee President Steve Cabbage - (712) 370-1866.