7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Pancake Breakfast. First Presbyterian Church, 118 Arch St., Chittenango, at Oz-Stravaganza! Park grounds.
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.—A fun filled day at Oz-Stravaganza! Park, rides, 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.–6:00 p.m.—Baum’s Bazaar Gift Shop Open, in Oz-Stravaganza! Park.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—All Things Oz Museum Open, 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango. Admission is $9.00 per person, children ten and under are free. Guided tours 11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. every hour on the hour. AAA Discounts. Blue Star Museum.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—Information Booth. (Sponsored by Greater Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce). Information for Oz-Stravaganza! and the Chittenango Area, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.
KIDS MUNCHKIN MILE FUN RUN | TOTO TODDLER TROT
10:00 a.m—Kids’ Munchkin Mile Fun Run and Toto’s Toddler Trot (Sponsored by Chittenango Physical Therapy and Kinney Drugs Foundation)
Registration begins at 10:00 a.m at the Chittenango Fire Department (417 Genesee Street, next to the Oz-Stravaganza Park). Runs start at 11:00 a.m.
$12 pre-registration • $15 late/day of registration
Free t-shirts for the first 100 entries. All runners will receive a free amusement ride ticket.
Toto’s Toddler Trot begins at 11:00 a.m.
Ages 4 and under. This fun run/walk is approximately 1/4 mile long and will begin and end at the Chittenango Fire Department.
Munchkin Mile Run begins at 11:15 a.m.
Ages 12 and under. The race route is approximately 1 mile long and will begin and end at the Chittenango Fire Department.
10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—History Exhibit, (Sponsored by Howard Hanna Real Estate and Kris Kringle Studio). Glinda’s Royal Tent, Oz-Stravaganza! Park.
AUTHORS & ARTIST ALLEY
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Authors & Artists Alley, (Sponsored by Community Bank and Brookside Consultants). Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet with Oz authors and artists—Tom Hutchison, Ron Baxley Jr., Julienne La Fleur, Jim Coon and Kris Silva.
10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.—Wizard’s Wonderful Silent Auction (Sponsored by Tina McNulty) Glinda’s Royal Tent located in Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Includes Oz, non-Oz items, local and national items, gift certificates & more.
11:45 a.m.—Costume Contest (Sponsored by Judy Fogus, in memory Leo Joseph). Open to all ages, get into character and join in the fun! Dress up like Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, The Wicked Witch, Glinda, the Munchkins, or any other Oz book/movie character your heart desires! There will be three awards per category and age group!
Registration begins at NOON at the Main Stage in Oz-Stravaganza! Park.
No pre-registeration is necessary.
Judging starts promptly at 12:15 p.m. on the Main Stage
Awards will be presented immediately following judging on the Main Stage, 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.
Noon—Amusement Rides Open, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Ride specials available.
2023 OZ-STRAVAGANZA! PARADE—2:00 P.M.
2:00–3:00 p.m.—2023 Oz-Stravaganza! Parade. (Sponsored by Empower Federal Credit Union, Nina’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, and Kinney Drugs). Theme: “Over the Rainbow to Oz” Grand Marshal: John Fricke, Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland Historian/Author. Music filled parade with Ozzie floats, animals, marching units, special guests 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.
AUTOGRAPH WITH SPECIAL OZ GUESTS
3:30–5:00 p.m.—Autographs with Special Oz Guests, Glinda’s Royal Tent, Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Betty Ann Bruno (Child Munchkin), John Fricke (Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland Historian/Author), Gabriel Gale (OZ Illustrator /Ages of Oz Series & The Art of Oz).
AUTHORS & ARTIST ALLEY
3:30–5:00 p.m.—Authors & Artists Alley, (Sponsored by Community Bank and Brookside Consultants). Oz-Stravaganza! Park. Meet with Oz authors and artists—Tom Hutchison, Ron Baxley Jr., Julienne La Fleur, Jim Coon and Kris Silva.
SATURDAY NIGHT PROGRAM
6:00—Saturday Night OZ Program (Sponsored by Buck’s Pizzeria, MCV Law, Tops Friendly Markets).
6:00 pm: MGM'S THE WIZARD OF OZ: LEGENDS & LOONIES & LIES, OH MY!— Gabriel Gale turns the tables on emcee John Fricke and -- for a change — interviews HIM! Their topic? The iconic 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer WIZARD OF OZ/Judy Garland film . . . as John discusses all the rumors about its making. (Be aware: social media has a LOT for which to answer!) Bring your own questions about this topic, too; Gabe will invite you to ask them.
7:00 pm: BETTY ANN BRUNO—SPECIAL GUEST & OUR LEGENDARY "MUNCHKID"! She was only seven years old when her dancing talent led her to the MGM Studios — and a trip over the rainbow as the youngest denizen of Munchkinland. Now, eighty-five years later, Betty Ann Bruno triumphantly returns to Oz via Chittenango. Our OZ-Stravaganza! audiences couldn't get enough of her last year, both onstage or off. She sold out copies of her new memoir, THE MUNCHKIN DIARY: MY PERSONAL YELLOW BRICK ROAD, as fans clamored to read more about OZ and her major adult careers in investigative journalism, television, broadcasting, work for the CIA, and as founder of her ongoing dance company. (And don't miss Betty Ann's Sunday afternoon hula demonstration and class; two dancing friends from her troupe are coming all the way from California to join her onstage for that!)