Mallard Fest

The Village of Hanover celebrates the arrival of fall each year with a tribute to our own local color: Hanover’s own Whistling Wings raises and exports more than 200,000 mallard ducks each year, with most of these mallards sold for release and propagation into the wild.

35th Annual MALLARDFEST 2012 will be Saturday, September 15th, 2012!  Parade is at NOON, with lineup at 11:15 am at Park District (old school).  Please help us celebrate 35 years of Mallardfest by having a float, vehicle or anything fun in our Parade!   Come and join us for a good time!   For more info call Whistling Wings at 815-591-3512, or Erin Murphy at 815-591-2192.


HANOVER AMBULANCE FISH FRY:    Will be held at Hanover Ambulance Shed, 10 Fox St., Hanover.  Serving will be 5pm – 8pm.  Cost is Adults – $9.50   Kids – $5.00.  ALL YOU CAN EAT!  Carry outs available.  Call the Ambulance Shed 815-591-2361 for more info.

HANOVER TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT  DANCE:  Will be held at Hanover Park District, 800 Fillmore St. (old school).  Tickets available at Hanover Township Park District & Apple River State Bank.    Adults – $5    Kids 12 & under – Free.  Starts at 6pm & goes til 10pm.  The band will be COUNTRY TRADITIONS.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY’S YOUTH!  For more info call 815-858-5055 or 608-436-2038.   


At Hanover Park District building the Everthings a Dollar rummage sale will be held from 6am – 4pm.  Also the Hanover Historical Society will be open from 9:30am – 11am.  In downtown Hanover, the Farmers Market will begin at 9am &  Mr. E and Maggie, a magic & puppet show, will be at the Library at 10:30am.  Mallardfest Parade begins at the Park District at Noon.  At 1pm White Park Festivities with plenty of food offerings of fried catfish, funnel cakes, pizza, chili & chili dogs, pork chop sandwiches, chips/salsa, caramel apples, popcorn, pop, coffee, bottled water.  The beer tent also opens along with varieties of wine provided by Hanover’s own Rocky Water’s Vineyard & Fergedaboudit Vineyard.  Children’s Fun & Face painting, Tethered Balloon Rides (weather permitting), Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Coloring Contest.  The Apple River Golf Challenge begins at 1 pm with playoffs at 3:30 pm, with prizes to top three.  Sagers & Sanford (Acoustic Classic Rock) are back this year to play from 1pm – 4pm.  Beanbag Toss Tournament will begin at 1:30 pm – $10/team entry fee.  Duck Calling Contest will be at 1:45pm.  Apple River Duck Retrieve will be at 4pm with prizes of $75, $50, & $25.   The Ducks Unlimited Auction will begin at 4:15 with many great items to bid on!  The Button Drawing will begin at 5:15 pm – must be present to win!  There are many great prizes from many of the area merchants that are given for the button drawing!   From 6pm – 9pm, Ten Gallon Hat (Country-Southern Rock) will be playing.  The FIREWORKS will finish out this years activities at Dusk.  ADMISSION:  Family – $7, Adult – $3, Children – $1, Under 5 Free.  For more info call Whistling Wings at 815-591-3512 or Hanover Village Hall at 815-591-3800.


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