"An exciting three-day family festival featuring Coral Springs at its best!"

Celebrating Community and Family Since 1979

Friday, March 11th - Sunday, March 13th, 2016

CORAL SPRINGS SPORTSPLEX
2575 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs

Phone: 954-752-0126
Email: OurTownAmerica@yahoo.com

Friday • March 11 • 5PM - 11PM
Saturday • March 12 • 9AM - 11PM
Sunday • March 13 • 11AM - 6PM

FREE ENTRANCE • ALL DAY • PARKING IS JUST $5

Amusement Rides not included in free entrance

OurTownAmerica is gearing up for another great festival this year!


This years OurTownAmerica theme was designed to inform the community about OurTownAmerica's dual purpose: To provide a fun festival for the whole family while raising funds for programs and services of Community Nonprofit Organizations in the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade County areas.

Ernie Kubasek, chairman of OurTownAmerica, Inc. Board of Directors, states, "We have had a successful festival for over 20 years now, with great attendance and sponsors. The missing link has been the lack of awareness about the true purpose of the festival, which is to support not-for-profits in the community. The rides are fun, but this year we want to re-emphasize the giving that goes back to many worthwhile causes. After the weekend festival, OurTownAmerica, Inc. donates proceeds to the organizations."

This years OurTownAmerica will feature events geared towards family fun and include live entertainment, a food court, amusements, arts and crafts, merchant booths, a classic car show, games, and the traditional Miss OurTownAmerica Beauty Pageant.

Local Community Service Organizations and other Non-Profit Organizations will host the various booths in the food court.

Many Community Minded Businesses will be supporting the event as Sponsors.

As always, festival admission is free, but there is a $5 parking fee per car.

We hope you and your family join us for this years fun-filled festivities!

Support Your Community and Help Spread The Word!

History

OurTownAmerica History

The first OurTownAmerica festival was held in 1979. Originally the OurTownAmerica event was sponsored by the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce.

In 1997, a group of non-profit organizations and private individuals banded together to reorganize the event and established OurTownAmerica, Inc., a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization whose board has put on the event ever since.

With the reorganization in 1997, a program of giving back to the community with the OurTownAmerica proceeds was established. Non-Profit organizations involved with the festival receive funding from the proceeds for their various worthwhile charities.

Though the weekend event is known for its amusements, classic car show, the "Miss OurTownAmerica" Beauty Pageant and booths, this very important purpose of giving back to the community has made the event very meaningful for the community.

As OurTownAmerica, Inc. Board Chairman Ernie Kubasek states, "OurTownAmerica has one mission in mind: to provide a quality family event for our tri-county community while providing financial assistance to needy non-profit organizations."

2016 Board of Directors

Ernest Kubasek, OurTownAmerica Chairman, Knights of Columbus

Joe Pozzuoli, OurTownAmerica Vice Chairman, Mrs. P's Broadway Dancers

Mary Boast, Kiwanis

Richard Kendall, SOS Children's Village

Lois Margolin, American Business Women's Association (ABWA)

Nancy Mariani, Miss "OurTownAmerica" Beauty Pageant Chair

William Otto, Boy Scout Troop 246

Entertainment

2016 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Schedule


The Our Town America 2016 Family Festival is fast approaching, and we are looking for local talent to showcase on the Festival's Community Talent Stage. This year's Our Town Family Festival will be held Mar. 11, 12, & 13 at The Coral Springs Sportsplex.

We are excited to offer you the opportunity to showcase your talent at this year's Festival.

The Our Town America 2016 Family Festival has been reworked this year to really show the area what Coral Springs has to offer and should be an even more successful event than in years past. We expect to see more than 100,000 people pass through the gates during this three-day event.

If you would like to schedule a performance on our Community Talent Stage during the Festival, please complete the linked forms and return by Saturday, January 23, 2016. Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember, your scheduled block of time includes set-up, break down, announcements, and presentations. Please time your performance to fit within your scheduled time.

It is important that we have a completed form so we know your needs ahead of time. Upon receipt of the Performance Application and the signed entertainment agreement we will verbally confirm your requested day & time and send you a schedule of all talent being showcased on the Community Talent Stage during the Festival, parking passes, and an area map of the Festival.

Radio, TV and press coverage are scheduled for the Our Town America 2016 Family Festival. If you have any literature and/or photographs, you may submit them with your application.

Please contact me with any questions at 954-753-5480, fax 954-752-6769 or 954-753-0895. We look forward to welcoming back veterans of our stage as well as those who will be first time Our Town Community Talent Stage performers.

Download, print, and return both your performance application and your entertainment agreement. If you do not send both papers your application will be considered incomplete.



Amusements


OurTownAmerica features a variety of amusement rides
from the spectacular "Giant Gondola Wheel" to daring rides such as the "Gravitron" and the "Kamikaze"!

We also have plenty of rides for the younger festival crowd
such as "Dino the Dinosaur", the "Dizzy Dragon", and the classic "Merry-Go-Round".

Don't forget there are also plenty of games for every skill level! Come enjoy the fun!

Friday • March 11 • 5PM - 11PM
Saturday • March 12 • 9AM - 11PM
Sunday • March 13 • 11AM - 6PM

FREE ENTRANCE • ALL DAY • PARKING IS JUST $5

RIDE ALL DAY WRIST BANDS • ONLY $25!


Classic Car Show

Sunday, March 13th
10AM-4PM

*ANTIQUE* *CLASSIC* *TRUCKS* *STREET RODS* *CORVETTES*

TOP 30 AWARDED DASH PLAQUES

FOR INFORMATION
PLEASE CALL EUGENE
(954) 410-5536

The "MissOurTownAmerica"Beauty Pageant

Saturday, March 12th
9AM on the main stage

Entries are due by March 9, 2016 with an early entry fee of $35.00.
Late registration and day of event entries will be $40.00 (cash only).
Checks should be made payable to: OurTownAmerica

Click Below to Download Application
Miss Our Town America Pageant Application Page 1 Miss Our Town America Pageant Application Page 2


For more information,
please contact Audrey at 954-552-4793
or Nancy, at 954-341-9956.

The annual pageant is open to all residents of South Florida, ages 1 month through 24 years. The age categories are as follows:

• Baby Miss, 1-24 months
• Tiny Miss, ages 2-4
• Little Miss, ages 5-7
• Jr. Miss, ages 8-10
• Miss Jr. Teen, ages 11-13
• Miss Teen, ages 14-16
• Miss, ages 17-24
Applicants must meet the age requirements by March 12, 2016.

One Queen and two Princesses will be selected in each division.

Judges are seeking the "All-American Girl" and no talent competition is involved.

Every contestant receives a goodie bag and an unlimited ride pass to the amusement rides at OurTownAmerica.

The Queen awards include a crown, banner, trophy, savings bond, and Mrs. P's Dance & Acrobatic gift certificate.

All Princesses will receive a banner and a trophy.

Special Events

Paul Anderson - Clown

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Vendors

2016 FOOD BOOTH VENDORS

These local Community Service Organizations and Nonprofit Organizations will host the Great 2016 OurTownAmerica Food Booths

FOOD COURT BOOTHS

Kiwanis Club
Beer and Wine

Key Club and ABWA - American Business Women's Association
Philly Cheesesteaks

Mrs. P's Broadway Dancers
Italian Sandwiches

Sons of Italy
Pizza, Pasta, Zeppole

Knights of Columbus
Hamburgers and Hotdogs

Coral Springs Museum of Art
Cuban Sandwiches

SATELLITE BOOTHS

Boy Scout Troop 246
Pretzels

MERCHANTS and ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS

Your company could be listed here!

download the Food Booth Application here
download the Exhibit Application here

For more information about participating as a Vendor in OurTownAmerica, please call 954-752-0126 or email us at ourtownamerica@yahoo.com
Non-Profits, please see Non-Profits page


Non-Profits

OurTownAmerica, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Local community service organizations and other non-profit organizations will host the great food booths. Participating community non-profit groups include:

ABWA -American Business Women's Association
Boy Scout Troop 246
Civil Air Patrol
Kiwanis Club
Knights of Columbus
Mrs. P's Dance & Acrobatic Studios
SOS Children's Villages

download the Food Booth Application here
download the Exhibit Application here

For more information about participating as a Vendor in OurTownAmerica, please call 954-752-0126 or email us at ourtownamerica@yahoo.com

FOOD VENDOR REQUIREMENTS
FOOD BOOTH FEE: $600

OurTownAmerica Food Booth Instructions for March 11 - March 13, 2016
Any questions or problems call: 954-752-0126

Food booths are located on the east side of the Coral Springs Sportsplex parking lot by the Tennis Center just west of the pond. They are between the entertainment tent and the fence leading to the amusements. For clarification, they will be numbered 1 through 7 starting with number 1 at the north end of the row near the entertainment tent.

Each tent is 10 feet by 10 feet and has another 6 feet of room behind it. Lights are provided as well as one long table, two folding chairs, and two tubs for icing down sodas. A banner with your name and cuisine style will be provided thanks to Coke.

The order of the food booths will be as follows: 1 is Kiwanis Beer and Wine, 2 is Key Club and ABWA Philly Cheesesteaks, 3 is Sons of Italy Pizza, Pasta and Zeppole, 4 is Coral Springs Museum of Art Italian wrap, 5 is Broadway Dancers Meatball and Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches, 6 and 7 is Knight of Columbus Funnel Cakes, Chicken Wings, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Fries.

Bring adequate size extension cords to connect to central circuit breakers provided at the center of the rear section of the booths. The span could be as much as 70 feet to your booth depending on where you are. Washing station will be provided behind booth 5.

Bring a current certified ABC fire extinguisher if you have cooking going on in your booth.

Ice must be purchased from the central source managed by booth 7 people.

All soft drinks must be purchased from the event source (Coca Cola products) managed by booth 7 people. They will keep track of what you take and ask for cash payment at the end of the event (Sunday).
Cases cannot be returned for credit.
Soft drinks must be sold by all food booths. No alcoholic beverages may be sold by the food booths. Frozen lemonade and ice-cream are also not allowed because there are satellite booths selling them.

Set up can start 7:30 AM on Friday. All cars and trucks must be removed from the food booth area by 4:00 on Friday. After the event on Sunday, you may pull your transport vehicles up to your booth again.

Hours of operation are Friday: 5 to 11:00 PM; Saturday: 9 AM to 11:00PM; Sunday: 11AM to 6PM. The beer booth will close 30 minutes early on the three evenings. The rides will stay open until 9:00PM on Sunday.

Sponsors

OurTownAmerica SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2016

OurTownAmerica, Inc. is seeking sponsorship from the business community in the Tri-County area.

Sponsors will gain exceptional exposure to the weekend crowd expected to reach 100,000, as well as assist worthwhile causes in the Tri-County area.

Profits raised from the festival will be distributed through non-profit organizations back into community programs and services.

For more information about participating as an OurTownAmerica Sponsor please call 954-752-0126

Sponsorship levels include the following:

Platinum ($10,000)
Gold ($7,500)
Silver ($5,000)
Bronze ($2,500)
Patron ($500-$1,000)

and include a variety of exposure opportunities and free passes!

Ernie Kubasek, Chairman of OurTownAmerica, Inc. Board of Directors, states, "For sponsors looking to both reach a broad customer market and give back to the community, there really is no better opportunity than OurTownAmerica."

To view and print the OurTownAmerica Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure detailing sponsorship levels (coming soon)


Sponsors

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Directions

From 441/Wiles Road

South on 441
Turn Right onto Wiles Rd
Turn Left onto Coral Ridge Dr
Turn Right onto W Sample Rd
Turn Left onto Sportsplex Dr


From 441/Copans Road

North on 441
Turn Left onto Royal Palm Blvd
Continue onto Sportsplex Dr