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Belpre homecoming slated for Aug. 4-6

Families from around the area come together to celebrate Belpre Homecoming in 2021. The 90th Homecoming is set to kick off Aug. 4. (File Photo)

BELPRE — The 90th annual Belpre Homecoming will take place Aug. 4-6 at Civitan Park in Belpre.

Long a project of the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Homecoming marks its first year as its own non-profit organization.

The main stage entertainment will kick off Thursday, Aug. 4, with something new featuring up and coming Contemporary Christian artist Jordan St. Cyr performing at 8:30 p.m. He has been on tour with Casting Crowns and is being sponsored by Rockland United Methodist Church.

The following evening will feature Adam Tucker as Vegas McGraw, a tribute to country music star Tim McGraw, performing at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, on the main stage.

Earlier this year, Tucker performed on episode 3 of the Jimmy Fallon-produced “Clash Of The Cover Bands” on the E channel in which he won. He was featured on the March issue of My Vegas magazine.

Saturday, Aug. 6, highlights the festival with country music artist and Ohio native Adam Calvert at 8:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 10 p.m. sponsored by First Mutual Bank to close the 90th annual homecoming.

Saturday will also feature “Kids Day” activities with the fishing derby, puppy pageant, the Columbus Zoo, COSI, cartoon characters, helicopter rides and more.

In addition to the entertainment, the annual pageants will be held all three days along with inflatables, food vendors, arts and crafts, a bike show on Thursday, car show on Friday and the grand parade on Saturday.

As an annual fundraiser, the Duck Pluck ticket drawing contributes to entertainment costs. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. For more information, entertainment schedule, vendor fees and others, go to www belprehomecoming.com and facebook page.

The schedule of events includes:

THURSDAY, AUG. 4

– 5 p.m.: BFC Bike (motorcycle) Show

– 6 p.m.: Inflatables open

– 6:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies with Lighting of the torch at Gazebo

– 7 p.m.: Little Miss/Mr. Pageant at the Gazebo

– 8:30 p.m.: Jordan St. Cyr on the Rockland Ridge Main stage

FRIDAY, AUG. 5

– 5 p.m.: Pioneer Antique Auto Club Cruise In

– 6 p.m.: Inflatables open

– 7 p.m.: Junior Miss Pageant at the Gazebo

– 7:45 p.m.: Jack Horton Trivia on the Rockland Ridge Main stage

– 8:30 p.m.: Vegas McGraw on the Rockland Ridge Main stage

SATURDAY, AUG. 6

– 7 a.m.: Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament at Belpre Boat Ramp

– 9 a.m.: Kids Fishing Derby at Civitan Park Pond

– 9:40 a.m.: The Belpre Mile Run/Walk

– 10 a.m.: 90th Belpre Homecoming Parade kicks off at Belpre High School, running up Washington Blvd. to Howes Grove Park. This year’s theme is “If We Could Turn Back Time.”

– Noon-4 p.m.: Inflatables Open to kick off Kids Day

– Noon: Tractor Show

– Noon-6 p.m.: Helicopter Rides provided by Mark Mondo

– 12:30 p.m.: Puppy Pageant Registration

– 1-2 p.m.: Puppy Pageant

– 2 p.m.: Columbus Zoo

– 3-3:30 p.m.: Magician Philip Sammons

– 3:30-6:30 p.m.: COSI

– 4-6 p.m.: Inflatables Closed

– 4:15-4:45 p.m.: Magician Philip Sammons

– 6 p.m.: Inflatables open

– 7 p.m.: Miss Teen and Miss Belpre Pageant at the Gazebo

– 8:30 p.m.: Adam Calvert on the Rockland Ridge Main stage

– 9:15 p.m.: Duck Pluck Winners drawn at Rockland Ridge Main stage

– 10 p.m.: Fireworks

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