It's Bohemian Plum Festival time in Clutier. We all look forward to the first weekend in August for a time of good friends, good music and good food. There are events for a lot of varied interests.
On Friday from 2:00 7:00pm, and Saturday from 8am to 4pm the flea market will be set up in the former Clutier lumber yard. Lots of treasures and unusual items are sure to be found there.
Unique to this year's festival will be a sneak preview of a major independent film, "A Place for Heroes" which was filmed in Traer and Clutier. Public places In Clutier that appear in the film are the Clutier Public Library, the ZCBJ Hall and the Czech Point restaurant.
This will be shown at the Clutier Community Center from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, August 2nd. You should be able to spot a few local people here and there in the film. Admission is charged for this event.
We will have more music on Main Street this year starting with Barefoot Becky on Friday evening. Storm Seymour will entertain us on Saturday at 12:30pm. Many of us remember going to dances in this area, following the band "Texas" featuring Storm. He later went to Nashville where he became well known. He has changed his focus now to singing more gospel music and puts on a very entertaining show.
Larry Holst will be entertaining at the fire station at 5:30, during part of the hog roast. From 6:30 thru 8:30 the Lime Creek Band will be playing to entertain us during the cruise. And finally, at 9:00, Czech Point will be sponsoring Star Class Karaoke outdoors. All outdoor events are pending weather. In case of rain some of the events will be held at the Clutier Community Center.
Our parades really draw crowds to the festival. At 11:00am on Saturday we start with the Veteran's Parade, immediately followed by the Grand Parade. At 1:45pm the Kiddie Parade will march down Main Street.
For the kids, we will have the Bounce House on the corner all day Saturday. The Schwan's Truck will be making an appearance. After the Kiddie Parade, the Money Scramble will be at 2:00pm and the Tractor Pull will be at 2:30. Both events will be on Main Street.
The ZCBJ Lodge will have their annual bike give-away also.
The Cruise is another crowd pleaser on Saturday evening at 7pm. This year sign-up will be located on the corner of Main and 4th street.
Dash plaques will be given to every entry and trophies will be awarded. Bring lawn chairs and watch the cruise and listen to the Lime Creek Band.
Whether you come to Clutier for one event or all events we hope something appeals to each attendee enough that they mention Clutier to their friends and family and come back again next year.