Oz-Stravaganza! ’18 Schedule of Events


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

PDF file of the Schedule of Events is located at the bottom of this page for your convenience.


SENIOR CITIZEN DAY
 (Sponsored by The Grand & Kinney Drugs)

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.—All Things Oz Museum Open, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango. Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 10 are FREE. Guided tours on the hour.or tour on your own. 


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


1:00–8:00 p.m.—Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Open, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. 


2:00–5:00 p.m.—History Exhibit, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. 


2:00–5:00 p.m.—Costume Designer, Shawn Ryan, All Things Oz Museum 


2:00–7:00 p.m.—Information Booth, courtesy of Greater Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce.

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.

4:00 p.m.—Amusement Rides open in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Ride specials available.

3:30–5:00 p.m.—Autographs with Special Oz Guests, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Gita Dorothy Morena (Great Granddaughter of L. Frank Baum), John Fricke, Tiffany Haas, Michael McCorry Rose, and Steve Margoshes, Award winning Broadway composer and orchestrator; Songsmith of Oz.

Authors & Artists Alley, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet with renowned Oz authors and artists. (Sponsored by Koester Associates). Headlining this Year’s Authors & Artists Alley, Gabriel Gale, Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Fiery Friendship and his brand new adventure making its debut at Oz-stravaganza 2018 Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Dark Descent; Dennis Anfuso (Winged Monkeys of Oz, Astonishing Tale of the Gump of Oz, Oz House, Oz House Reopened); Richard Mickelson (The Wizard of Oz, Where is He Now); Joe Orsak (Wizard of Oz Art, Superhero Art and Fantasy Art); Vincent Myrand, Ozian Artist, illustrated the Yookoohoos of Oz; James & Amanda Wallace (Nomes of Oz, The First Witches of Oz); Paul Dana (Yookoohoos of Oz, The Law of Oz & other Stories, The Magic Umbrella of Oz); Cartoonist JIM8BALL, Wizard of Oz art prints, and Tom Hutchison, Co-founder of Big Dog Ink comics as well as the writer and creator of The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West. 

6:00–8:30 p.m.—Friday Night OZ Program, First Presbyterian Church, 118 Arch St., Chittenango, at Oz-Stravaganza! Park grounds. 

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.–6:00 p.m.)

219 Genesee Street, Chittenango, New York

Guided Tours on the hour or tour the museum on your own.



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 Open.

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.—Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Open, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.—All Things Oz Museum Open, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango. Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 10 are FREE. Guided tours on the hour or tour the museum on your own.

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.—History Exhibit, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.

10:00–11:30 a.m.—Broadway Composer of “WICKED” Stephen Schwartz Autograph Session, All Things Oz Museum

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.—Coloring Contest Awards. Ceremony in the Presbyterian Church basement in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. (Sponsored by The Wilson Insurance Agency)

12:00 p.m.—Royal Historian of Oz Writing Contest Awards. Ceremony in the Presbyterian Church basement in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. First place winners will be read by Special Oz Guests.

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

12:00 p.m. (Noon)–3:00 p.m.—Costume Designer, Shawn Ryan, All Things Oz Museum

12:30–3:00 p.m.—Authors & Artists Alley, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.Meet with renowned Oz authors and artists. (Sponsored by Koester Associates). Headlining this Year’s Authors & Artists Alley, Gabriel Gale, Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Fiery Friendship and his brand new adventure making its debut at Oz-stravaganza 2018 Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Dark Descent; Dennis Anfuso (Winged Monkeys of Oz, Astonishing Tale of the Gump of Oz, Oz House, Oz House Reopened); Richard Mickelson (The Wizard of Oz, Where is He Now); Joe Orsak (Wizard of Oz Art, Superhero Art and Fantasy Art); Vincent Myrand, Ozian Artist, illustrated the Yookoohoos of Oz; James & Amanda Wallace (Nomes of Oz, The First Witches of Oz); Paul Dana (Yookoohoos of Oz, The Law of Oz & other Stories, The Magic Umbrella of Oz); Cartoonist JIM8BALL, Wizard of Oz art prints, and Tom Hutchison, Co-founder of Big Dog Ink comics as well as the writer and creator of The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West.

1:00–3:00 p.m.—Autographs with Special Oz Guests, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Gita Dorothy Morena (Great Granddaughter of L. Frank Baum), John Fricke.

3:30 p.m.—Grand Finale, First Presbyterian Church, 118 Arch St., Chittenango, at Oz-Stravaganza! Park grounds. 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 Sun Chevrolet).


All Things Oz Museum

& Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Hours

(10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)

219 Genesee Street, Chittenango, New York

Guided Tours on the hour or tour the museum on your own.



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

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

10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.—Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Open, in Oz-Stravaganza! Park.

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.—All Things Oz Museum Open, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango. Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 10 are FREE. Guided tours on the hour or
tour the museum on your own.

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, (Sponsored by Chittenango Physical Therapy, and Kinney Drugs Foundation) 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.

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.

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—History Exhibit, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.

10:30 a.m.–NOON—Authors & Artists Alley, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet with renowned Oz authors and artists. (Sponsored by Koester Associates). Headlining this Year’s Authors & Artists Alley, Gabriel Gale, Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Fiery Friendship and his brand new adventure making its debut at Oz-stravaganza 2018 Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Dark Descent; Dennis Anfuso (Winged Monkeys of Oz, Astonishing Tale of the Gump of Oz, Oz House, Oz House Reopened); Richard Mickelson (The Wizard of Oz, Where is He Now); Joe Orsak (Wizard of
Oz Art, Superhero Art and Fantasy Art); Vincent Myrand, Ozian Artist, illustrated the Yookoohoos of Oz; James & Amanda Wallace (Nomes of Oz, The First Witches of Oz); Paul Dana (Yookoohoos of Oz, The Law of Oz & other Stories, The Magic Umbrella of Oz); Cartoonist JIM8BALL, Wizard of Oz art prints, and Tom Hutchison, Co-founder of Big Dog Ink comics
as well as the writer and creator of The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West.

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.–12:30 p.m.—Costume Designer, Shawn Ryan, All Things Oz Museum

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

11:45 a.m.—Costume Contest, (Sponsored by Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy & Vantage Equipment). 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.
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. On the left side locate costume contest tab, download the form and bring the form with you to costume judging. Do not send in advance.
Judging starts promptly at 12:15 p.m.

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

2:00–3:00 p.m.—2018 Oz-Stravaganza! Parade. Theme: “Broadway Comes to OZ” Grand Marshal: Gita Dorothy Morena (Great Granddaughter of L. Frank Baum). (Sponsored by Empower Federal Credit Union). 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. Gita Dorothy Morena (Great Granddaughter of L. Frank Baum), John Fricke, Tiffany Haas, Michael McCorry Rose, and Steve Margoshes, Award winning Broadway composer and orchestrator; Songsmith of Oz.

3:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—Costume Designer, Shawn Ryan, All Things Oz Museum

3:30–5:00 p.m.—Authors & Artists Alley, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet with renowned Oz authors and artists. (Sponsored by Koester Associates). Headlining this Year’s Authors & Artists Alley, Gabriel Gale, Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Fiery Friendship and his brand new adventure making its debut at Oz-stravaganza 2018 Gabriel Gale’s Ages of Oz: A Dark Descent; Dennis Anfuso (Winged Monkeys of Oz, Astonishing Tale of the Gump of Oz, Oz House, Oz House Reopened); Richard Mickelson (The Wizard of Oz, Where is He Now); Joe Orsak (Wizard of Oz Art, Superhero Art and Fantasy Art); Vincent Myrand, Ozian Artist, illustrated the Yookoohoos of Oz; James & Amanda Wallace (Nomes of Oz, The First Witches of Oz); Paul Dana (Yookoohoos of Oz, The Law of Oz & other Stories, The Magic Umbrella of Oz); Cartoonist JIM8BALL, Wizard of Oz art prints, and Tom Hutchison, Co-founder of Big Dog Ink comics as well as the writer and creator of The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West.

6:30–8:30 p.m.—Saturday Night OZ Program, (Sponsored by Seguin Land Surveying). Chittenango High School, 150 Genesee St., Chittenango, NY.


All Things Oz Museum

& Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Hours

(10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.)

219 Genesee Street, Chittenango, New York)

Guided Tours on the hour or tour the museum on your own.
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Dennis Kulis,
May 21, 2018, 7:31 PM