Annual Community Festival
Homecoming und Augustfest
PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
Harnett and North 6th
August 2 - August 4, 2019
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
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.
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