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Homestead Festival 50/50 Raffle Sunday September 10th, 2017



2016 Winner - Michelle Stein - $8,675
2016 Winner - Michelle Stein - $8,675

Purchase Raffle Tickets
Online Today!
Online Ticket Sales
Available through 6:00PM,
Saturday, September 10th!

Tickets will still be available
from our roving sales teams
up until Sunday's Drawing.

Good Luck & Happy Homestead!

The Homestead Festival 50/50 Raffle is back! Last year, we split almost $18,000, our goal is to reach more than $20,000 in 2016. Proceeds from the raffle help support the weekend; either way...it's a win!

Tickets are 6 tickets for $5.

Tickets are available from our Steering Committee members Jeff & Joni Hunt, Bob & Marcia Hartwig, Bob & Kristi Warren, Homestead Managers Rick Clary & Tracy Makransky and several other volunteers. Look for us at many upcoming community events such as Beef & Ag Days and the Bureau County Fair.

Tickets may also be purchased all summer long by visiting Central Bank and Heartland Bank & Trust's Downtown Location here in Princeton, as well as Guys and Gals Salon, The Underground Inn, and the Princeton Chamber of Commerce.

Winner drawn at the Car Show on Sunday September 10th at approximately 3:30 p.m. You need not be present to win!

Past 50/50 Raffle Winners


  • 50/50 Raffle
    Buy a chance to win Big Bucks and help support the Homestead Festival!
    ...More Info
  • PJWC Baby Contest
    Make sure to get your little one entered into the PJWC Annual baby Contest. A Festival favorite!
    ...More Info
  • BBQ Rib Cook OFF
    Sunday event with a $30 entry fee. Ribs only cooked on site. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.
    ...More Info
  • Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang Blues
    BLUES CONCERT @ Alexander Park Sat. 4:30PM-6:30PM Food, beverage and spirits available.
    ...More Info
  • Jaycees Beer Garden
    Darius Miller Park
    Gates Open 8pm / Close 1am
    Music & Entertainment at 8:30pm

Volunteers Needed!

The Homestead festival is looking for volunteers for this year's ever growing Homestead Festival!

It is so much fun it will not even seem like work! Come join us! If interested, please contact Tracy Makransky at tracymakransky@gmail.com!



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