Held on the Saturday following Labor Day
Block Party Committee
Sandy & Steve Wolniakowski, Donna Droste, Randy Zenk, Marilyn Schneider, Sue Klein, Mike & Susie Klein, Barb Wesley, Chris & Mindy Pawlanta, Cathy Stoddard, Rhonda Meyers, Linda Klein, Brian & Deb Schutte
“Multiple generations of the same families have chosen to stay in Pewamo for a reason,” said Randy Zenk, Village President. “I believe that people are migrating back to small towns like Pewamo because they find solace in the way things used to be. This is our way of celebrating what it means to live in small-town America,” he added.
The celebration of Pewamo’s Sesquicentennial in 2009 resulted in many great memories of fellowship and fun for the citizens and friends of Pewamo. It provided an opportunity to remember our history, gather in our streets, and enjoy all that makes our small town special. For many it was a time for coming home to a place they loved, to reminisce, and to catch up with old friends.
It was in that spirit that the Sesquicentennial committee decided to create a new tradition that would continue the celebration of small-town life in Pewamo, and Block Party was born. Block Party is held the weekend after Labor Day and has become a wonderful way to close out the summer.
In 2022 we will celebrate our 13th celebration in the streets of Pewamo! Plans are already in the works to make this another memorable and enjoyable opportunity for citizens and friends of Pewamo to come together!
On Saturday afternoon portions of Main and State, Streets are blocked off and downtown Pewamo takes on a festive appearance as tents and bleachers are put in place for the evening’s activities.
In 2012 Pewamo-Westphalia Elementary School Fall Fest joined Block Party. That partnership continues; adding more family fun with large inflatables, face painting, games, and prizes for the children.
The P-W Fall Fest runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bring your family to enjoy the fun and support our community’s school!
Saturday’s festivities also include a Tribute to Our Country at the Pewamo Trailhead at 6:00 p.m. Local Veterans, joined by Boy Scounts and Cub Scouts, honor our flag and country during the singing of the national anthem.
Immediately following the tribute to our country, the party begins with music, food, games and face painting.
There is also dancing in the streets to the music of the Mello Tones, a band who has a long tradition of entertaining in our area.
One of the big hits at every year’s Block Party is the Home Grown Talent Show! This show starts at 7:00 and features a variety of musical acts, often performed by local people. The Home Grown Talent Show never fails to entertain and is fondly remembered in the days and weeks following Block Party. You don’t want to miss it!
What started with the Sesquicentennial as a celebration of history, has evolved into a celebration of what Pewamo is today! Our thanks go out to the countless volunteers who make it possible and to all who come to join in the party!