Oz-Stravaganza! ’17 Schedule of Events
Schedule is NOT FINAL

Please check back often, as the schedule will be changing right up to Oz-Stravaganza!


10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—All Things Oz Museum Opens, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango. Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 10 are FREE.

(NEW Addition) 1:00–5:00 p.m.—Judy Garland Collection by Jonathan Shirshekan, All Things Oz Museum, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango.

1:00–9:00 p.m.—Oz-Stravaganza! Park Opens. Some crafter/vendor booths opening and more to open on Saturday. 

(NEW Addition) 1:00–8:00 p.m.—Baum’s Bazaar, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.

(NEW Addition) 2:00-3:00 p.m.—Meet and Greet with Paul Miles Schneider. Book signing session with author of “Silver Shoes” and the “Powder of Life” who became pen pals as part of a school assignment with the Wicked Witch of the West herself, Margaret Hamilton. All Things Oz Museum, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango.

2:00–7:00 p.m.—Information Booth, Greater Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to pick up a Land of Oz Passport at the All Things Oz Museum or at the information booth in Oz park. Complete your passport and win prizes.
 
4:00 p.m.—Amusement Rides open in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Ride specials available.

4:00–5:30 p.m.—Special Oz Guests and Author’s & Artist’s Alley Signing
Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet and Greet with Munchkin by Marriage, Myrna Swensen, John Fricke (Oz Historian), Ryan Jay (TV and Radio Film
 Critic), Emma Ridley (Ozma in Return to Oz), Bronson Pinchot (TV Actor and Baum Super Fan),  Paul Miles Schneider (Pen Pal with Margaret Hamilton, The Wicked Witch of the West) and Grant Hayter-Menzies (Author of biography on Bille Burke, Glinda).

Meet with renowned Oz authors and illustrators, (Gwen Tennille, Tom Hutchison, Ron Baxley, Jr., James C. Wallace II and his wife, Amanda D. Wallace, Kenneth L. Doane II, Richard Mickelson, and artist Vincent Myrand). They will have their books/artwork available for sale and signing. (Sponsored by Koester Associates).

3:00–7:00 p.m.—
Wizard’s Wonderful Silent Auction, Glinda’s Royal Tent located in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Includes Oz, Non-Oz items, local and national items, gift certificates & more.

6:00–8:30 p.m.—Friday Night Program, Oz-Stravaganza! Park, Baum’s Opera House, Downtown Chittenango. 

6:30 p.m.—Hot Air Balloon lift-off, Sullivan Park, Lake Street. Weather permitting and reservations are required. Spectators welcome. Please call Dwight Cramer at 315-761-8201 for reservations. 

9:30 p.m.—The “Ozsome” Oz Fireworks, Community Recognition Park, Legion Drive, Chittenango.


All Things Oz Museum

& Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Hours

(10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)

219 Genesee Street, Chittenango, New York





10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.A fun filled day at Oz-Stravaganza! Park including continuous live entertainment on the main stage (Baum Opera House), games, vendors/crafters, Oz souvenirs & memorabilia, a wide variety of food, snacks, and beverages. Many children’s activities. Special Guests in Glinda’s Royal Tent. 

10:00 a.m.—Oz-Stravaganza! Park Opens. 

(NEW Addition) 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.—Baum’s Bazaar, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.—All Things Oz Museum Opens, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango. Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 10 are FREE.

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.—Judy Garland Collection by Jonathan Shirshekan, All Things Oz Museum, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango.

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
—Baum & Oz History Display. Oz-Stravaganza! Park.
 
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.—Wizard’s Wonderful Silent Auction in Glinda’s Royal Tent, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Includes Oz, Non-Oz items, local and national items, gift certificates & more. 

11:00 a.m.—Royal Historian of Oz Writing Contest Awards. Ceremony on the main stage (Baum’s Opera House) in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Winning stories will be read by Special Oz Guests.

(NEW Addition) 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Meet and Greet. Autograph session with Ryan Jay and Emma Ridley (“Return to Oz”), at the “All Things Oz Museum,” 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango.

12:00 p.m. (Noon)—Amusement Rides Open, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.
Ride specials available.

12:00 p.m.—Coloring Contest Awards. Ceremony on the main stage (Baum’s Opera House) in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. (Sponsored by 
Madison Mutual Insurance and The Wilson Insurance Agency) 

12:30–3:00 p.m.
—Author’s & Artist’s Alley, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet with renowned Oz authors and illustrators, (Gwen Tennille, Tom Hutchison, Ron Baxley, Jr., James C. Wallace II and his wife, Amanda D. Wallace, Kenneth L. Doane II, Richard Mickelson, and artist Vincent Myrand). They will have their books/artwork available for sale and signing. (Sponsored by Koester Associates).

1:00–3:00 p.m.
—Autographs with Special Oz Guests, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet and Greet with Munchkin by Marriage, Myrna SwensenJohn Fricke (Oz Historian), Ryan Jay (TV and Radio Film Critic), Emma Ridley (Ozma in Return to Oz), Bronson Pinchot (TV Actor and Baum Super Fan),  Paul Miles Schneider (Pen Pal with Margaret Hamilton, The Wicked Witch of the West) and Grant Hayter-Menzies (Author of biography on Bille Burke, Glinda).

3:30 p.m.—Grand Finale, Baum’s Opera House at Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Send off our Special Guests in a wonderful, traditional way and help us remind them that there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME...IN CHITTENANGO! 
 (Sponsored by Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy).

* A wide variety of free entertainment will take place all weekend on the main stage in Oz park. Check the entertainment schedule at the stage entrance.


All Things Oz Museum

& Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Hours

(10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)

219 Genesee Street, Chittenango, New York)



7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—ALL YOU CAN EAT Pancake Breakfast. First Presbyterian Church, 118 Arch St., Chittenango, at Oz-Stravaganza! Park grounds. Oz Authors will be present.

9:30 a.m.—Pony Rides Open, Stickles Park.

10:00 a.m.—Oz-Stravaganza! Park Opens.

(NEW Addition) 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.—Baum’s Bazaar, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—All Things Oz Museum Opens, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango.
Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 10 are FREE.

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—Judy Garland Collection by Jonathan Shirshekan, All Things Oz Museum, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango.

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—Information Booth. Information for Oz-Stravaganza! and the Chittenango Area, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Courtesy of the Greater Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce.

10:00 a.m.—Munchkin Mile Kid’s Fun Run and TOTO’s Toddler Trot, Chittenango Fire Dept. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m., Actual Run starts at 11:00 a.m. $8 pre-registration, $10 for late/day of race. Munchkin Mile Run race route is approximately 1 mile and will begin and end at the Chittenango Fire Department in the heart of the Village of Chittenango (417 Genesee St.)
Toto’s Toddler Trot begins at 11:00 a.m., is an approximately 1/4 mile fun/walk. 
Munchkin Mile Run begins at 11:15 A.M.
Free t-shirts for the first 100 entries. All runners will receive a free amusement ride ticket and children are encouraged to stay and march in the parade at 2 p.m. (Sponsored by Chittenango Physical Therapy, Fidelis Care, and Kinney Drugs Foundation)

10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.A fun filled day at Oz-Stravaganza! Park including continuous live entertainment on the main stage (Baum’s Opera House), games, vendors/crafters, Oz souvenirs & memorabilia, a wide variety of food, snacks, and beverages. Many children’s activities. Special Guests in Glinda’s Royal Tent.

(NEW Addition) 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Meet and Greet with Grant Hayter-Menzies. Book signing session with author of “Mrs. Ziegfeld, The public and Private Lives of Billie Burke” (who played Glinda in the 1939 Movie, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) at the All Things Oz Museum, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango.

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—Baum & Oz History Display. Oz-Stravaganza! Park.

10:30a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Author’s & Artist’s Alley, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet with renowned Oz authors and illustrators, (Gwen Tennille, Tom Hutchison, Ron Baxley, Jr., James C. Wallace II and his wife, Amanda D. Wallace, Kenneth L. Doane II, Richard Mickelson, and artist Vincent Myrand). They will have their books/artwork available for sale and signing. (Sponsored by Koester Associates).


10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.—Wizard’s Wonderful Silent Auction in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Includes Oz, Non-Oz items, local and national items, gift certificates & more.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Cartoon Magician, Mike Carter, Performing magic show in Stickles Park.

(NEW Addition) 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—Meet and Greet. Book signing session with children’s author Kenneth L. Doane II, at the Stickles Park, Chittenango.

11:45 a.m.—Costume Contest, Stickles Park at the intersection of Genesee Street (Route 5) and Falls Blvd. For ages infants to adults! Dress up like Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, The Wicked Witch, Glinda, Munchkins or any other Oz book/movie character. There will be THREE awards per category & age group. 
Registration begins at 11:45 a.m.
Judging starts promptly at 12:15 p.m.

Awards will be presented immediately following judging in the Gazebo in
Stickles Park prior to the Oz parade. All awards that are NOT picked up at the ceremony will be available for the winners to pick up at the Chittenango Village Hall during normal business hours.You MUST register/check-in at the registration area when you arrive. Locate form under Writing, Coloring & Costume tab on the left side, download the form and bring the form with you to costume judging. Do not send in advance.

Noon—Amusement Rides Open, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Ride specials available.

12:00 p.m.—Balloon Walk, Genesee St. across from Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Cost is $3.00.

2:00–3:00 p.m.—2016 Oz-Stravaganza! Parade. Theme: “The Wonderful Women of Oz.” Music filled parade with Ozzie floats, animals, marching units and more! Parade route is downtown Chittenango (Genesee St./Route 5) starting at Sullivan Free Library and continuing north to Community Savings Bank. Streets into the Village will close at 1 p.m., so plan accordingly.

3:30–5:00 p.m.
—Autographs with Special Oz Guests, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet and Greet with Munchkin by Marriage, Myrna SwensenJohn Fricke (Oz Historian), Ryan Jay (TV and Radio Film Critic), Emma Ridley (Ozma in Return to Oz), Bronson Pinchot (TV Actor and Baum Super Fan),  Paul Miles Schneider (Pen Pal with Margaret Hamilton, The Wicked Witch of the West) and Grant Hayter-Menzies (Author of biography on Bille Burke, Glinda).

3:30–5:00 p.m.
—Author’s & Artist’s Alley, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet with renowned Oz authors and illustrators, (Gwen Tennille, Tom Hutchison, Ron Baxley, Jr., James C. Wallace II and his wife, Amanda D. Wallace, Kenneth L. Doane II, Richard Mickelson, and artist Vincent Myrand). They will have their books/artwork available for sale and signing. (Sponsored by Koester Associates).

6:00–8:30 p.m.—Saturday Night Program, Oz-Stravaganza! Park, Baum’s Opera House.

6:30 p.m.—Hot Air Balloon lift-off, Sullivan Park, Lake Street. Weather permitting and reservations are required. Spectators welcome. Please call Dwight Cramer at 315-761-8201 for reservations.



All Things Oz Museum

& Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Hours

(10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)

219 Genesee Street, Chittenango, New York)