It will take four days to hold the 88th annual Mascoutah Homecoming und Augustfest this year at Scheve Park with its two parades, three truck and tractor pulls, livestock exhibits, contests and live music.
Parades: The theme is Heroes, so get ready to applaud those who serve us. Parades step off at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from the Leu Civic Center on North Market, south to Main Street, west on Main Street to Sixth Street, north on Sixth to Scheve Park. You can expect floats, marching bands, clowns and lots of candy-tossing.
Pulls: Three pulls start at 7 p.m. in the arena. On Friday, it’s a truck pull. Saturday is a tractor pull with plow and weights. The heavyweights come out for the diesel smoker tractor pull on Sunday.
Headliner bands: Hillbilly Authority will take the stage from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Rough Ryders perform from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and The Jorrells wrap things up from 7 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
All profits will be reinvested in Mascoutah parks and the community.
Here is the schedule:
4:30 p.m. Horse show in the arena, pole barn food stands open
11 a.m. Poultry show
1 p.m. Rabbit show
5 p.m. Food stands open
5:15 p.m. Fashion Revue
5:30 p.m. 4-H public speaking contest
6 p.m. State Fair winners awards ceremony; swine show
7 p.m. Truck pull
7-11 p.m. Cactus Moon at the Pole Barn, Hillbilly Authority at the Depot
7:30 a.m. Beef, Dairy, Sheep and Goat shows
9 a.m. Heritage Museum opens
10:30 a.m. Food stands open in Pole Barn
1-4 p.m. Carnival ride matinee (discount tickets sold in park)
3:30-4:30 p.m. Non Stop Entertainment in the Pole Barn
5 p.m. Grand Parade
6-7 p.m. Crescendos play at the Depot
6:30-10 p.m. Nite Ryders at the Pole Barn
7 p.m. Plow and Weight Tractor Pull
7:30 p.m. 4-H Livestock Auction
7:30-11:30 p.m. The Rough Ryders at the Depot
7 a.m. Bike ride
7-10:30 a.m. Breakfast
11 a.m. Food stands open, Supershowmanship Contest
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tom & Kathy LaQuet at the Car Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Car show
Noon Project & Animal Release
1 p.m. Children’s pedal tractor pull (registration at noon)
1-4 p.m. Historic Berger-Kiel Log House open, ride matinee
1-4:30 p.m. Highway 15 band at the Depot
3 p.m. Queen coronation
5 p.m. Grand parade
6-9 p.m. Turnpike Cruiser at the Pole Barn
7-10:30 p.m. The Jorrells at the Depot
7 p.m. Diesel Smoker Tractor Pull
10 p.m. Drawing for $3,000, $1,500 and $500.