112th Jackson Homecomers features carnival rides, free live entertainment

Call it an Uptown Street Party!

A Heartland tradition will kick off on Tuesday, July 23.

jackson homecomersThousands are expected to fill the streets of uptown Jackson for five nights of Homecomers.

This is the 111th anniversary of the very first festival. The tradition of Homecomers started in 1908 to celebrate the new courthouse.

The main goal has always stayed the same:  bring people together for good times and celebrate history.

Even better: the live entertainment is FREE. You don’t have to pay a thing to enter the carnival grounds or enjoy the performers on stage.

This year’s highlights also include a USO Show by Between the Scenes Studio, a demo by the ATA Legends Martial Arts, AND a rendition of family feud.

Word to the wise though, you might want to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show.

Of course, you’ll get to indulge in your favorite fair food.

A reminder for drivers: Jackson police officers will put up signs alerting drivers where they can and cannot park.

To make way for vendors and carnival rides, portions of South High, Main Street, Court Street, Barton Square, W. Adams and W. Jefferson will be closed. The Jackson Police encourage drivers to use caution in the area and to find an alternate route if possible.

Homecomers Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
6:00 pm             Rides Open; Jackson Municipal Band Performs
7:30 pm              State Representative Barry Hovis Presentation to Vietnam Veterans
8:00 pm             Between The Scenes presents a Bob Hope USO Show
10:00 pm           Attendance Drawing – American Legion

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
6:00 pm              Rides open, Family Feud
8:00 pm              Jackson High School Guitar Club
10:00 pm            Attendance Drawing – American Legion

Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:00 pm              Rides Open (Armband Night – Armbands $20.00) “Save your bracelets for a free game of bowling at Jackson Lanes”
6:00 pm              Demo ATA Legends Martial Arts Jackson
7:00 pm              Silver Fox Band
10:00 pm            Attendance Drawing – American Legion

Friday, July 26, 2019
6:00 pm              Rides Open, The Theory
10:00 pm            Attendance Drawing – American Legion

Saturday, July 27, 2019
6:00 pm              Rides Open
8:00 pm              Bob Dolle Band
10:00 pm            Attendance Drawing – American Legion,

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