Annual Community Festival
Homecoming und Augustfest

Mascoutah, Illinois

August, 2020


Location: Scheve Park, Harnett and North 6th Streets, Mascoutah, IL

Dates: August 2 - August 4, 2019

Description: Come celebrate Mascoutah's annual Homecoming und Augustfest, one of the largest summer community events in Southern Illinois.  This three day celebration celebrates the community and features a wide array of events. Unlike similar events, Homecoming und Augustfest features parades on both Saturday and Sunday with decorated floats, marching bands from area high schools and grade schools, class reunion attendees on flatbed trucks, and more. Each parade begins at 5 pm and heads down Main Street and ends at Scheve Park. Live music is a staple every night with bands playing at several venues giving everyone the option to choose their favorite style. The highlight of Sunday's celebration is the Homecoming queen ceremony at 3 pm.  Queen candidates sell raffle tickets for the big drawing on Saturday night.

4-H members from all over the area will be displaying their projects and livestock at the Ag Building 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. If you are a fan of truck and tractor pulls, then this is an event for you. The Truck Pull is held Friday evening. On Saturday there's the Plow & Weight Tractor Pull and a Diesel Smoker Tractor Pull.

Everything from lemon shakeups, hot dogs and hamburgers, funnel cakes and snow cones, and of course plates of delicious German food that the area is known for will be available.  If you like potato pancakes, bratwurst and knockwurst with sweet sauerkraut, then you’ve come to the right place. You won’t walk away hungry!

Take a step back in time, at  the Berger-Kiel Log House to be open from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday. 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. Don't forget the Car Show on Sunday afternoon. From carnival rides to horseshoe tournaments, the Mascoutah Homecoming has something for everyone.


For more information call 618-566-2964

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