wizard of oz festival

June 9 - 11 2016

Please note: This is the Festival Package for 2016, not 2017.  This year will be up in April!

Thank you!


Thursday Eve, June 9th

High Tea and Style Show in the Judy Garland House

Come and enjoy a tour of the Judy Garland Historic House given by Dorothy. See a short style show of Judy Garland film costume replicas. Enjoy coffee/tea and fancy pastries served in Judy's lovely childhood home, a home where she was known simply as "Baby Frances Gumm."



TIME:
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum
PRICE:
$20.00

Members Only:


A Tribute to the 80th Anniversary of Judy Garland’s Film Debut

Josh Gallagher – Piano Jazz Concert  - 7 p.m.

Josh Gallagher plays a dazzling jazz tribute to Judy Garland's musical film legacy. Last year, audience members raved about Gallagher's performance. This year, Josh, who hails from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, returns with new renditions of your favorite Garland songs.

 

Judy Garland Everybody Sing

“Everybody Sing” (1938) - 8 p.m.

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Judy Garland's film debut with a showing of the zany musical comedy, "Everybody Sing." Judy plays a young girl from a rich and eccentric theatrical family with plenty of personal drama. Meanwhile, she can't stop herself from singing jazz and gets in a lot of trouble for it. Billie Burke (Glinda, Good Witch of the North), plays Judy's mother and Lynn Carver, her beautiful sister. The handsome singing cook, Allan Jones (father of Jack Jones) is in love with Judy's sister, and legendary Fanny Brice, who plays the family's Russian maid, is sure to keep you in stitches.  It's a show full of fun, laughs and song. Introduction by John Fricke & Michelle Russell (Approximately 100 minutes).

TIME:
7:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum
PRICE:
$15.00

Members Only:


Friday, June 10th - Free Museum Admission for Judy’s Birthday!

John Fricke shows They Remember Judy“They Remember Judy”

John Fricke shows a rare video montage, which includes footage of Wilma Casper (who lived with the Gumms in 1925), June Allyson, Alan King, Hugh Martin, Norman Jewson, and many others. These are interviews Fricke conducted during the 1980s and 90s; some portions have never been seen by the public! Added to this montage, Fricke's own commentary and anecdotes should make this a fascinating event for all Garland fans.

TIME:
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum
PRICE:
$15.00

Members Only:


Judy Garland Francis Gumm and sisters

Judy Garland House in Grand Rapids MN

The “Judy Around Town” Tour

Experts on Garland/Gumm sites in Grand Rapids, Paul Herrick and Joe Malinovsky, will conduct a tour by car and foot, sharing stories about different locations and their meaning to Judy and her family.

A bus will be provided.

TIME:
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
PLACE:
Begins at the Judy Garland Museum
PRICE:
$5.00 - SOLD OUT! - You may check at the front desk the day of the tour.


judy garland festival 19“Judy Remembers Dorothy”

John Fricke will lecture on Judy’s memories of “The Wizard of Oz,” what it meant to her, and the manner in which Dorothy Gale accompanied her throughout her life. This will be a straight lecture with no video.

TIME:
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum
PRICE:
$15.00

Members Only:


Specialty Food and Candy Shop

Food will be available for purchase for those attending the showing of "The Wizard of Oz." Included will be hot dogs, chips, popcorn, carmel apples, and speciality candies form the Candy Hut. Drinks will include pop, lemonade and water. 

TIME:
8:00 p.m. - ?
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum Parking Lot/next to Evergreen Terrace
PRICE:
Prices by item per Vendors


wizard of oz Outdoor Showing of “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) on JUMBO Screen

The classic film, starring Judy Garland, will be shown in the finest Blu-ray, on a JUMBO Screen outdoors. Showing begins at dusk.

TIME:
10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
PLACE:
Evergreen Lawn, next to the Judy Garland Museum. NOTE: In case of rain, movie will be at the IRA Civic Center.
PRICE:
FREE


Saturday, June 11th, 2016

 

wizard of oz triviaJudy Garland /Wizard of Oz Jeopardy

Come play the game. Lots of fun and PRIZES! Conducted by Paul Herrick & Joe Malinovsky

TIME:
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum
PRICE:
FREE (with museum admission)


 Emerald City Wizard of Oz Judy Garland FestivalEmerald City Fest

A fun event for kids of all ages at the Old Central School.
Wizard of Oz characters, "Horse of a Different Color" carriage rides, Face Painting, Hair Chalk & Braiding, Glinda's Bubbles, Instrument Petting Zoo, Oz Photo Dress-up area, games, snacks and more!

TIME:
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
PLACE:
Old Central School House
10 NW 5th Street and Pokegama Avenue
PRICE:
FREE Admission


Judy Garland Facts Fun Facts and Lessons from Oz!

A short, fun-filled talk for kids of all ages! Oz historian John Fricke shares little known facts about "The Wizard of Oz" and some rare lessons Dorothy and her friends can teach us.

TIME:
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum
PRICE:
FREE (with museum admission)


Dorothy’s Farm Animals

Visit Dorothy's Farm and meet an assortment of farm animals. Expected are: chickens of many varieties and colors, ducks, turkeys, baby goats, piglets, lambs, alpacas, dog, cat and kittens.

Snacks will be available, along with a wash station.

TIME:
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Memorial Garden
PRICE:
FREE


The Best of Judy, 1965-1968

John Fricke will present video clips and commentary on the best of Judy's television work from 1965-1968. See dazzling solos, plus duets with Vic Damone, Sammy Davis, Jr., Perry Como and others. This program will include a special showing of Judy’s famed white microphone from the CBS television series and "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1965).

TIME:
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PLACE:
Judy Garland Museum
PRICE:
$15

Members Only:


Ruby Slippers Event

SPECIAL EVENT!!!

Minnesota Premiere Showing of “The Slippers” Dinner

"The Slippers," a Tricon Film and Television documentary about the famed Ruby Slippers form the 1939 MGM film, "The Wizard of Oz" will have its premiere showing on this night. Largely filmed in Grand Rapids, this film follows the fascinating journey and mystery of the "slippers" from their beginning through their theft and last year's dive in Tioga Mine Pit. The documentary also includes celebrity interviews and historic footage. Introduction by director, Morgan White. 

Evening includes: Social Hour with Live Music!  Sit Down Dinner!  Desert & Coffee! Meet Director Morgan White! 

90 Minute Premiere Showing of "The Slippers!"  Don’t miss it!

 

NOTE: "The Slippers" also will be shown outdoors on the Evergreen Lawn for free at 9:30 p.m. (See information for "The Wizard of Oz" showing.)

 

TIME:
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. sharp!
PLACE:
Sawmill Inn
PRICE:
$35.00

Members Only:


Oz Farewell Breakfast at the Sawmill Inn

Join with friends and fans one last time for a buffet or individual item breakfast.

TIME:
9:00 a.m.
PLACE:
Sawmill Inn Dining Room (reserved back room tables)
PRICE:
Reserve your space & pay for your own breakfast


PLEASE NOTE: All events and information may be changed without notice.