The 2018 Shannon Homecoming Celebration Offers Something For All Ages

Shannon, Illinois — A celebration held since 1919, the Shannon Homecoming weekend long annual event hold’s what is said to be one of the oldest hometown annual celebrations in the State of Illinois, started to welcome home WWI soldiers.

Music, carnival rides, food, a car show and the regions famous Labor Day Parade are just a few of the events and activities you can enjoy at the Shannon Homecoming event this weekend.

The festival runs September 1 through September 3, 2018 in Downtown Shannon.  Here are some of the events today and tomorrow at one of Illinois’ oldest annual Hometown Festivals.

Sunday, Sept. 2

8:00-12:00 Pancake Breakfast at the Firehouse Sponsored by Lions and Legion

9:00-6:00 Craft Show at the Firehouse

11:00 Community Church Service at Bethel UM Church

12:00 Noon – Antique Tractor Pull At Eastland Feed & Grain

1:00 Skinner Amusements Rides open

Bingo open until 9:30

4:00-6:00 Elvert Williams and Friends Insprirational Gospel Music – At the stage

6:00 Introduction of the Grand Marshals Bill and Rose Marie Moll

At the stage
6:30 Alleluia Quartet Gospel Quartet Music
Album: He Is Our Song
John Vanderheyden, Todd Scott, Scott Hoffman, Jarrod Severing

Monday, Sept. 3

8:00-9:30 Parade Registration at Lions Park

9:00 Bingo open til 7pm Concessions open

9:00-3:30 Craft Show at Firehouse

10:00 Carroll County’s Largest Parade

11:00-1:00 Butterfly Pork Chop BBQ Dinner at the Village Park

11:00 Skinner Amusements Rides open

12:00 Ag Education for Kids – by Al’s Quality Service Sponsored by the Eastland FFA

1:00 Kiddy Tractor Pull in front of Shannon Firehouse Sponsored by the Carroll County Young Leaders

2:00 Johnny Races At the stage Kids Water Fights in front of Firehouse

3:00–6:00 Ruff Kutts Older Country and Gospel

6:00 Lion’s & Legion Raffle Drawing

50/50 Raffle Drawing

Enjoy the Food Vendors

Lanark Vets Mess Hall, RetroFry Concessions, Shannon’s Chamber Ice Cream, Blarney Stone, Louisiana Snowballs, Junior class stand and those famous Shannon Lion’s and Legion Elephant Ears and Cheese Curds.

Shannon Homecoming Raffle Prizes

Drawing Monday, September 3 at 6 pm Sponsored by Shannon Lions Club & American Legion

Shannon Homecoming Raffle:  $1 per ticket or 6 for $5

Raffle Tickets can be purchased at The First State Bank of Shannon or from Shannon Lions or Shannon Legion members.

42″ Smart TV donated by Bryan’s Repair Service
IHC Pedal Tractor donated by Birkey’s Farm Store
Christmas Tree donated by Dollinger Christmas Tree Farm
Solar Lighthouse donated by First State Bank of Shannon/Polo/Lake Carroll
Swivel Rocker Recliner Chair donated by Slumberland
Keurig Coffee Brewer donated by Process Screw
Concrete Bench donated by Midwest Cement Products, Inc.
Firepit donated by Bocker Auto Group
$100 Gas Gift Card donated by Al’s Quality Service Inc.
$100 Walmart Gift Card donated by Hermann Funeral Home
Chula Vista Wis Dells Gift Card donated by Quality Carpet Cleaning
$100 Blain’s Farm & Fleet Gift Card donated by Burkholder & Son Inc.
Die Cast Race Car donated by Moring Disposal
Pedal Vehicle donated by Shannon Fire Department
 Sock Monkey Family donated by Mike Lentz
Bean Bag Chair donated by RiteWay

Shannon Homecoming 50/50 Raffle:  $1 per ticket or 6 for $5
50/50 Raffle Tickets can be purchased at The Blarney Stone
or from Shannon Lions or Shannon Legion members.

Car, Truck & Tractor Show Sat., Sept. 1 from 11:00 to 3:00

People’s Choice – No Voting!

Anyone Can Vote – No Registration Fee
1 Award for Each Category: Car, Truck, Tractor
Contact Mike 815-291-7619

Best Barbeque Cook-Off
Saturday, Sept. 1st  on Main Street
Cooking Begins at 8 am – Tasting Begins at 3:30 pm

Chicken Thighs, Pulled Pork and Ribs



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