Shannon Homecoming

September 1 through
September 3, 2018

in Downtown Shannon

Since 1919, One of Illinois’ oldest annual Hometown Festivals
See Map Below

All Weekend

All Weekend

Saturday, Sept. 1

8:00 BBQ Cookoff – Cooking Begins

11:00 – 3:00 Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Tractor Show

12:00 Concessions open downtown

12:00 – 6:00 Craft Show at the Firehouse

2:00 Skinner Amusements  Rides open

2:00 Shannon Homecoming 5K Run Registration at the Village Park

3:00 Shannon Homecoming 5K Run at Village Park 

Proceeds going towards Shannon Homecoming & Eastland XC Team

3:30 BBQ Cookoff Tasting Begins – 10 tastings for a donation of $10


5:00 Bingo opens

At the Stage

Little Mr. Firefighter & Junior Mr. Firefighter
Sponsored by Shannon Fire Department

5:15 BBQ Contest Awards

5:30 Shannon Little Miss

6:00 Crowning of the 62nd Shannon Homecoming Queen 

6:00 Prize Bingo –  till prizes are gone!
Blast from the past! New this year!
Prizes only while they last!

6:15 Eastland FFA Alumni 50/50 Raffle Drawing
To purchase 50/50 tickets please contact Justin Witt at 815.821.4055
Sponsored by the Eastland FFA Alumni

At the Stage

6:30 Eastland Jazz Band
7:00 Pie in the Face Contest
7:30 Better Late Than Never

Christain, Classic Rock, Pop and Country
Scott Woodley, Jason Mlakar, Jeff Norton

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 

Bill and Rosemarie 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 our 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.

For more information:

Celebration or Parade please call 815-864-2658
Tractor Show please call Harry at 815-864-2313
Car Show please call Mike at 815-291-7619
5K Run please call Ernie at 815-864-2067
Johnny Races please call Colleen at 815-742-5281
Butterfly Pork Chop BBQ Dinner please call Mike at 815.275.3769
BBQ Cookoff Contest please call Wayne at 815.821.5088

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.

Thank you for supporting our sponsors! They help us bring you the news.
Thank you for supporting our sponsors! They help us bring you the news.

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


  Entry $25.00 per category:
Includes Ribs, Chicken Thighs and Pork Shoulder for Pulled Pork

For Information Please Contact Wayne Vanraalte at 815-821-5088 or 815-864-2404

Carroll County’s Largest Parade

Monday, September 3, Beginning at 10 am


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