Saturday, September 28, 2019 – Race starts at 3:00pm
The Great Ball Race Raffle – Grand Prize $1000
Race will be held during the Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3PM on Brink Street, Downtown Crystal Lake. Get ready for some entertainment and FUN!
In addition to the $1,000 grand prize, runner-ups will receive fun merchandise or gift certificates from participating businesses. Winner need not be present to win.
Here’s how the Great Ball Race works:
- Purchase a numbered raffle ticket. Brightly colored plastic balls will be numbered to correspond with the numbers on the raffle tickets.
- These balls will then be released and “rolled” down Brink Street with the fastest balls winning prizes for their owners.
- Race will be held during the Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3PM on Brink Street, Downtown Crystal Lake.
- In addition to the $1,000 grand prize, runner-ups will receive fun merchandise or gift certificates from participating businesses. Winner need not be present to win.
Watch for our giant stilt-walking juggling scarecrow who will be roaming around all afternoon. The scarecrow will put on a special performance immediately following the Great Ball Race on Brink Street. You won’t want to miss the fun!
The Johnny Appleseed Festival and Great Ball Race are planned, organized and staffed by volunteers. Thank you to our sponsors for their support, which enables us to host these wonderful family-friendly events for our community.
2018 Sponsors Include:
- Home State Bank – Major Event Sponsor
- Akasha Yoga
- Allstate – Mark Moskal
- American Community Bank & Trust
- Area 51 Tattoos
- Baxter & Woodman
- BMO Harris Bank
- CASA of McHenry County
- CASE Animal Hospital
- The Clothes Gallery
- Country Inn & Suites – Johnny Appleseed sleeps here!
- Countryside Flowershop & Nursery
- CrossCountry Mortgage
- Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
- Crystal Lake Historical Society
- Crystal Lake Park District
- Dalzell Jewelers
- Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen
- Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub
- Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill
- Joe’s Barber Shop
- Jump!Zone Crystal Lake
- KaleidoScoops Ice Cream
- Kitchen Outfitters
- Lewke Partners
- Lloyd’s Paint & Paper
- Lulu’s Wiggin Out
- Marvin’s Toy Store
- Montessori Pathways School
- New American Funding
- Northwest Herald – Print Media Sponsor
- Ormsby Motors
- Out of the Box
- Raue Center for the Arts
- The Running Depot
- Sage YMCA
- State Farm – Ben Volling
- Suran Built
- Wear Did U Get That
- Willow Crystal Lake
- Yours & Meyn, Simply Designed
Thank you to our Sponsors!
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