Come celebrate Mascoutah’s Annual Homecoming und Augustfest, one of the largest summer community events in Southern Illinois. The three day celebration will be held Friday through Sunday, August 4, 5 & 6 at Scheve Park in Mascoutah. Entry into historic Scheve Park is always free and open to the public.
Nothing compares to the Mascoutah Homecoming parades held on Saturday and Sunday! Decorated floats, marching bands from area high schools and grade schools, class reunion attendees on flatbed trucks, clowns, and much, much more too numerous to list. It’s not unusual for the parade to take over an hour to complete so don’t forget your lawn chair and stake your space along the parade route. You’ll love it as much as the kids do! This year’s theme is Salute to Scott AFB - 100 Years Strong
Each parade begins at 5 p.m. and heads down Main Street from the center of town and then turns on 6th Street ending at the Scheve Park.
Dance the night away under the stars at Mascoutah’s own train station. The musical lineup will be announced soon. There will be music each evening 7pm-11pm.
MASCOUTAH’S HOMECOMING QUEEN
The highlight of Sunday’s celebration is the Miss Mascoutah Homecoming Queen coronation at 3:00 p.m. Throughout the weekend, queen candidates continue to sell raffle tickets for the big drawing on Sunday night. The young lady who sells the most raffle tickets will be crowned homecoming queen. Buy a ticket and take a chance to win $3,000, $1,500, and $500! The cost is only $1 each or seven for $5. The drawing will be held at 10 p.m. and you need not be present to win.
4-H members from all over the area will be displaying their projects and livestock at the Agriculture Building located in the north part of Scheve Park.
If you like animals, come and see some of the top cattle, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, and rabbits in the area. Cheer on your favorite 4-H member!
On Friday, doors open at 10 a.m. to view the general projects. The Poultry Show will be held at 9:30 a.m., the Rabbit Show at 1 p.m., and the Swine Show at 6 p.m. Doors close a 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the Beef Show will be held at 7:30 a.m. followed by the Dairy Show, Sheep Show, and Goat Show.
There will be a livestock auction beginning at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, there will be a Super Showmanship Contest at 10:30 a.m. Individual 4-H members sign up to display their showmanship skills. It’s an exciting ending to a spectacular 4-H weekend.
FOOD, FOOD, AND MORE FOOD!
Everything from lemon shakeups, hot dogs and hamburgers, funnel cakes and snow cones, and of course plates of delicious German food will be available.
Food stands open on Friday at 5:00 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. If you like potato pancakes, bratwurst and knockwurst with tangy sauerkraut, then you’ve come to the right place. Mascoutah is famous for their German food. You won’t walk away hungry!
Join us on Sunday morning for breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
All other food stands open at 11 a.m.
FAMILY FUN ENTERTAINMENT
If you are a fan of truck and tractor pulls, then check out the Mascoutah Homecoming. The Plow & Weight Tractor Pull will be held Friday evening beginning a 7:00 p.m.
On Saturday, check out the Diesel Smokers Tractor Pull also at 7:00 p.m. And to wrap up the weekend, a second Diesel Smoker Tractor Pull will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Each event is held at Scheve Park arena. The tractor pulls are a Southern Illinois favorite at the Homecoming with participants from communities throughout the Metro-East area ready to compete.
From carnival rides to horseshoe tournaments, the Mascoutah Homecoming has something for everyone. Take a step back in time, at the Berger-Kiel Log House to be open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Berger-Kiel original house was built c.1863-1864 for a low-income rural family during the mid-nineteenth century, with two rooms - one up and one down.
Registration begins at 12 noon for the Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull with the actual event beginning 1:00 p.m. Kids love the pedal tractors and the friendly competition.
Find your dream come true at the Car Show scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trophies will be awarded.
The MIA along with many other civic groups are working hard to prepare for another great homecoming. If you have questions, please contact the following:
General Information: Harold Knoth Jr, 618-409-6662
Tractor/Truck Pulls: Don Karpel, 618-550-9315
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