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Kampground & Music
(Kentuckiana’s 52nd Season)

309-449-3274       309-840-2234
27585 Kentuckiana Rd.   Mackinaw, Il.  61755

WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR  2022 KENTUCKIANA OPRY IN THE NEWLY RENOVATED BUILDING

Kentuckiana Kampground is a privately owned campground.  All visitors must register and get a parking pass.  All visitors staying past 5:00 PM on Saturdays must pay $5.00 per adult and $2.00 for school-aged children.  Visitors choosing to include the opry show are $10.00 for adults (age 13 and up) and $2.00 (ages 6-12)

ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE WEEKLY FOR UPDATED EVENT INFORMATION 


April Activities

Saturday, April 30
9:00 AM – 
Welcome seasonal & monthly campers for 2022
4:00 PM – Camper meeting for seasonal and monthly campers

May Activities

Friday, May 6
May 6  –
Hopedale Townwide Yard Sales Fri & Sat.

Saturday, May 7
7:30-9:00 AM –  Pancake & Sausage Breakfast in the rec hall or carryout available  $5 adults, 2 kids.       
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball at the East Court 
10:00 AM –  Kids Craft for Mother’s Day; free;  in rec hall   
7:00 PM –  Adult BINGO  in rec hall; daubers provided.  $1-$3 depending on games you choose to play.

Friday, May 13
7:00 PM – Yahoo Bingo
in rec hall; bring your quarters, dimes, and nickels

Saturday, May 14
9 :00  AM – Bocce Ball at the East Court
10:30 AM – Canvas Connections Ceramics and more Painting in the rec hall. Cost: $7 – $30.  Pay upon arrival. Take & Make kits available too.  Items on display in rec hall.
1:30  PM – Euchre in rec hall 

Friday, May 20
7:00  PM –
Gospel Sing with Larry Wright; donations appreciated

Saturday, May 21
8:30 AM until sold out – Spudnut Saturday  East Shelter  (Spudnuts (donuts) for sale)
9:00 AM –  Bocce Ball at the East Court
10:30 AM – Patriotic Shirts in rec hall.   All ages. Bring your own white  tshirt; paint provided
7:00 PM –  Kentuckiana Opry with special guest Steve Hargis

Friday, May 27
8:30 PM  – Neon Out to Candy Bar BING-GLO for kids of all ages
;
10 games of Bing-glo including a half time freeze dance ; in
rec hall (wear your glow)

Saturday, May 28
8:00 AM –
Bake Sale & Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast  until sold outAll proceeds go to the activity fund.  Donations of baked goods appreciated.
8:00  AM – Flea  Market  set up at campsites;  You must be a camper to sell fleas
1:00 PM –  Kids Bags Tournament  West Shelter
7:00  PM – Kentuckiana Opry with special guest, Logan Kirby

Sunday, May 29
9:00 AM –
Bocce Ball Tournament East Shelter   (registration 8:00-8:30 AM.  Sign up in rec hall)
1:00 PM – The Magnificent  Miraculous & Mighty Minnow Meet; Kentuckiana’s first minnow races; This activity really  moooves!  
All participants will get
M&Ms.    Free entry.    Cash donations accepted for the July fishing derby
1:00  PM – Canvas Connections Canvas Painting   10×20″ canvas “Home Tweet Home”  Cost: $20.  Meet/pay in the rec hall     
4:00-6:00 PM – Fish Fry; Take & Go…outside the rec hall.  Adults $10, Kids $5. Proceeds support the July 23rd Fishing Derby (Make reservations now for this family fun weekend)

Monday, May 30
10:30  AM – Taps – Meet at the Veterans Tree by the west Gazebo

June Activities

Friday, June 3
7:00 PM –  Adult Bingo in rec hall; daubers provided  $1-$3 depending on games you choose to play.

Saturday, June 4
9:00  AM – Bocce Ball at the East Court
1:30  PM – Bubblemania fun with soap and Kentuckiana’s first foam party; fun for all ages
7:00  PMKentuckiana Opry 

Saturday, June 11
8:30 AM until sold out –
Spudnut Saturday  East Shelter  (Spudnuts (donuts) for sale)
9:00 AM –  Bocce Ball at the East Court
1:30  PM – Euchre in the rec hall 
7:00  PM – Kentuckiana Opry with Deb Schneider

Friday, June 17
7:00 PM – Gospel Sing with Larry Wright; donations appreciated
8:30  PM – Kids Candy Bar Hunt
at dusk; meet outside of opry building; bring your flashlight

Saturday, June 18
9:00 AM – 
Bocce Ball at the East Court  
7:30-9:00 AM –  Pancake & Sausage Breakfast in the rec hall or carryout available.  $5 adults, $2 kids        
10:00 AM –   Kids Craft for Father’s Day; free;  in rec hall
7:00 PM –  Kentuckiana Opry

Friday, June 24
7:00  PM – Yahoo BINGO in the Rec Hall.  Please bring 5 quarters, 5 dimes and 1 dollar to play (or you can get change, anytime prior, during office hours).  Please arrive by 6:45 pm to get seated, so we can start at 7 pm.  Refreshments & snacks available for purchase.

Saturday, June 25
9:00  AM – Bocce Ball at the East Court  
11:00 AM –  Bags Tournament at the west shelter
11:00 AM –  Walking Tacos for sale at the west shelter. ($2.50 each with proceeds going to the activity fund).
1:00 PM –  Canvas Connections Wood Painting; in the rec hall.  “Simply Blessed”  Cost: $20.  Pay upon arrival.  See example, and sign up in the rec hall.  
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

July Activities

Friday, July 1
8:30  – Neon Out to Candy Bar BING-GLO for kids of all ages;10 games of Bing-glo including a half time freeze dance; in rec hall (wear your glow)

Saturday, July 2
9:00  AM –
Bocce Ball at the East Court  
10:00 AM – Patriotic Craft in the rec hall;  free
1:30 PM – Washer Tournament; meet in rec hall to sign up
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry with guest, Steve Hargis

Sunday, July 3
1:00 PM – Patriotic Kids Bike Parade (Rosemary   Ct – Country Club loop around the lake and back to the rec hall 
Patriotic Golf Cart Parade immediately following bike parade
Super Soaker immediately following golf cart parade; all kids participating in the parades get a free ticket to ride
6:30 PM –  Pie and Ice Cream Promenade  Sit back & relax along the parade route to enjoy pie and ice cream served to you with a patriotic flair

Monday, July 4
Enjoy the morning parade, carnival, food, entertainment, and free fireworks at Hopedale Park (3 1/2 miles away)

Friday, July 8
7:00 PM – Gospel Sing with Larry Wright; donations appreciated

Saturday, July 9
8:30 AM until sold out – Spudnut Saturday (donuts for sale) East Shelter
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball – at the East Court
1:30 PM – Bean Bag Baseball – for all ages
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

Friday, July 15
Christmas in July Weekend; activities on Friday and Saturday

Saturday, July 16
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball
at the East Court
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

Friday, July 22
6:00  PM – Cheap Date Night in rec hall; a fun evening for couples; baked potato bar, campfire dessert and hide, seek, and kiss golf cart scavenger hunt;  Sign up in rec hall $5.00 a couple

8:00 PM – Go Fish – card game in Rec Hall.  Afterward, when it’s dark enough, we’ll venture outside for Gloworm Hunt; blacklight flashlights provided.

Saturday, July 23
AM – Kids’ Fishing Derby
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball –
at the East Court
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

Saturday, July 30
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball
at the East Court
1:30 PM – Euchre – in the rec hall
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

August  Activities

Saturday, August 6
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball at East Court
10:30 AM – Canvas Connections Paint Your Pet CanvasMUST EMAIL PET PHOTO NO LATER THAN JULY 30 to allow sketching time.  Clear, head shot.  Must sign up at rec hall and pre-pay at office by July 30.  Cost: $25. (No refunds due to sketching). One pet per canvas.  Open to all ages that can handle a paintbrush.
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

Friday, August 12   Back to School Kick-off
6:00 PM – Cheap Date Night –
Cost is $5.  Pre-registration required.
8:30 PM – Back to School Holler Hike –
under a full moon. Any age kid that prefers or needs to walk with an adult or preschoolers accompanied by an adult over age 18.

Saturday, August 13
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball
at East Court
10:30 AM – Mudda May I? – Kids bring their baking utensils and pots & pans to the Holler to make some old-fashioned mud pies.  We’ll hose them off when they are done!
1:00 PM – Ed & Danny’s Ice Cream Social – Stop by for some yummy  homemade Ice Cream.  Donations go towards
kids’ activities
1:00 PM – Face Painting – choose from 24 FUN designs.  Cost:  by donation for Kentuckiana activities.
2:30 PM – Karl’s Croquet Capers
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

Saturday,  August 20
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball
at the East Court
1:00 PM – Golf Cart Poker Run – meet in rec hall
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

Friday, August 26
7:00 PM – Gospel Sing –
with Larry Wright & Carolyn; donations appreciated

Saturday, August 27
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball at East Court
10:30 AM – Canvas Connections Ceramics & More Painting; at the rec hall.  See examples displayed at Rec Hall.  Your can pre-register for items you’d like to reserve….or just walk in and choose from the items available that day.  Cost:  $1-$30  Open to all ages that can handle a paintbrush.
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

September  Activities

September 2-5 Labor Day Weekend
Friday, September 2
7:00 – 8:30 PM – Rosie’s Root Beer Float Drive-In; Grassy area by rec hall. Cost: $1.  Dress in your 50’s attire!
8:30 PM – 50’s Theme Light-up Golf Cart Parade – Meet in grassy area near rec hall. 

Saturday, September 3
8:00 AM – ? – Flea Market
at various campsites throughout the campground
8:00 AM – Biscuits & Gravy/ Bake Sale Fundraiser until sold out – at the West Shelter.  All proceeds go to kids’ activities
1:00 PM – Kids’ BINGO – at the rec hall
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry with special guest Marc Bubert

Sunday, September 4
8:00 AM – ? – Flea Market
at various campsites throughout the campground
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball Tournament – Sign up at rec hall 8:00-8:30 AM; meet at East Court for play
1:00 PM – Canvas Connections Canvas Painting – “Ol’ Country Fencepost” 10 x 20″ canvas.  Example displayed at rec hall.  You can change the bird to a dragonfly/butterfly if you’d like.  Cost: $20.  Pay upon arrival.
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry 50’s Old Time Rock-N-Roll Show with gusts Larry Harms, Tyrin Mars, Larry Wright & Cindy Moore.  Special guests: Ryan “Sparky” McCabe, Savannah & Emma Bolin; Randy Johnson & RJ Hursey (Tickets on sale NOW – $10)  Dress in your 50’s attire to add to the fun Saturday and Sunday. 

Saturday, September 10
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball
at the East Court
1:30 PM – Euchre in the Rec Hall
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry

Friday, September 16
7:00 PM – BINGO in the Rec Hall; daubers provided

Saturday, September 17
8:30 AM – Spudnut Donut Fundraiser – until sold out.  Donuts $1.75; proceeds go toward activities
9:00 AM – Spudnut Speedway “Blindfolded” Obstacle Course – Sign up in the Rec Hall
1:30 PM – Karl’s Croquet Capers – meet near the West playground
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry – with special guest Matt Miller

Friday, September 23
7:00 PM – Gospel Sing with Larry Wright & Carolyn; donations appreciated

Saturday, September 24
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball at the East Court
1:00 PM – Bags Tournament at the West Shelter
4:00 PM – Ham & Beans Take & Go Fundraiser – until gone.  All proceeds go toward activities
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry with special guest, Missy Vail

Friday, September 30
7:00 PM – Yahoo BINGO Card Game – Bring 5 quarters, 5 dimes and a dollar.  Come a little early if you need to make change.

 

October  Activities

Saturday, October 1
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball at the East Court
1:30 PM – Fun & Games in the Rec Hall; Smarter than a Box of Rocks, free refreshments
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry with special guest Deb Schneider

Saturday, Oct. 8
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball – east court
1:30 PM – Yahoo Bingo – Bring 5 dimes, 5 quarter and $1.00 
7:00 PM – Kentuckiana Opry Family Night; family of opry members perform

Friday, Oct. 14
7:00 PM – Regular Bingo in rec hall for campers and their visitors; daubers provided

Saturday, Oct. 15
9:00 AM – Bocce Ball east court
HOLLER including the Playground Holler closed until noon on Oct 22 for Spook Holler construction
1:00 PM –  Beanbag Baseball for all ages; meet by grassy area near rec hall/office; free hot dogs
4:00 PM until sold out – Chili Supper Take & Go – containers that can be microwaved or frozen with four ample servings.  Cost is $12.00  with all proceeds go to Halloween and kid’s activities throughout the year
7:00 PM –  Kentuckiana Opry with guest Eric Gordon

Oct. 21 & 22 Celebrating Halloween at Kentuckiana
We encourage everyone to decorate their camper and golf cart. It is not a contest.
Oct. 21 Friday
5:00-6:30 PM or while supplies last  – Weiner Roast West Shelter ; Hot dogs; condiments, chips, marshmallows & drink;
take and go from hot dogs done in the roaster or bring your own fork to roast a hot dog and marshmallow on the fire
near the west shelter; If there is inclement weather, take & go hot dogs, chips, & drink will be in the rec hall
7:00-9:00 PM – Spook Holler
Wagons load at the West Shelter or if you dare see more by walking or riding your golf cart
******No pets…. no masks through Spook Holler please; no grabbing the spooks; golf carts & walkers must yield to wagon rides
7:00 PM –  Trunk or Treat in grassy area near rec hall; bring up your golf cart, wagon or lawn chair at 6:45 to set up if participating to pass out treats; pass out treats to the costumed kiddos
7:30-9:00 PM – Halloween Carnival Games East Bocce Shelter
8:00 PM – Kids Wagon Ride around the campground (not in the holler); load and unload by east bocce ballshelter/ Halloween Carnival


Saturday, Oct. 22 
9:00-2:00 PM I Spy….. Search for the Kentuckiana Pumpkins scattered in the campground
Kids get your I Spy pumpkin stamp card at the office. Look for pumpkins scattered around the campground. As you spy
each one, stamp the matching pumpkin on your card with the stamp attached to the pumpkin and continue until you’ve
found the whole pumpkin family. Claim your treat for spying and stamping all the pumpkins at the inside office
10:00-11:00 AM –  Kids Crafts  for all ages. Meet in the rec hall.
1:00-2:30 PM –  Inflatables by Fun on the Run in the grassy area by rec hall; drink and popcorn provided
2:00 PM – Nickels in the Straw – kids 5 and under behind rec hall Hunt for nickels in the straw by age group; a Kentuckiana
Tradition
3:00 PM – Kids Masquerade Parade – Meet by opry house exit door. Participants will start the parade by entering the door by
the concession stand and parade down the front of stage and then to the middle aisle to the back of the opry house. All age
groups will parade together. Participants will parade a second time through the opry house as judges select the top six entries. All
participants will be given a trick or treat bag and a half dollar. The top six entries will be awarded a trophy.
Parade viewing– People may sit in any opry chair or bench to view the parade.
Immediately following the parade in the opry house, there will be the drawings for the Fall 50/50 boards.
7:00-8:15 PM – Kentuckiana Opry with guest Logan Kirby no intermission at this show; Doors open at 6:30 with concessions available.
8:30-9:30 PM – Spook Holler (walk thru, golf carts, and limited wagons) Load wagons by opry house.
8:30-9:30 PM – Halloween Carnival Games at the East Bocce Ball shelter


Saturday, Oct. 29th
Last night to camp

Sunday Oct 30
Check out time before 4 pm on Sunday. Office closes promptly at 4:00 for the season.
ALL season and monthly campers must have their meters read and electric pd before 4 PM on October 30th . You can pay your
final electric bill anytime in October. Usage after the electric payment will roll over to next year. Anyone entering the
campground after Oct 30 th , must call first & set up a time.
****Be sure to pick up your closing procedures sheet at the office. It will also be posted on our Kentuckiana Kampers FB page.  See you next season!

Kamp (3O9) 449-3274       Emergency (3O9) 84O-2234
Email: Kentuckianakampandopry@yahoo

27585 Kentuckiana Rd.
Mackinaw, Illinois 61755

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