Tailgaters at a previous Owlfest

McGehee will host its fifth annual Owlfest – a festival centered around the McGehee High School homecoming football game – this weekend.

The festival activities and events include a homecoming parade, pep rally, bonfire, the homecoming football game, Owlfest beauty pageant, a street dance, a 5K Run/Walk, golf tournament, talent show, music show, owl hoot contest, hot dog eating contest, horseshoe tournament, bike show, dog show, sidewalk chalk contest, music by Cashbox, Razorback tailgate party, and a number of other activities.

The McGehee Owls will take on the Hamburg Lions at the homecoming game on Friday night.  The Razorback tailgate party, which will be held at the Gazebo Park in downtown McGehee, will feature 55-inch screen televisions showing the Hogs playing Texas A&M, according to Jeff Owyoung.

Thursday, September 29
5:30 p.m.  Homecoming Parade, downtown
7 p.m.  Pep Rally at McGehee High School
8 p.m.  Bonfire at McGehee High School

Friday, September 30
2 p.m.  Afternoon Homecoming Ceremonies at McGehee H. S. Auditorium
6:15 p.m.  Homecoming Ceremonies at Owl Stadium, McGehee High School
7 p.m.  Homecoming Football Game (McGehee vs. Hamburg)
9:30 p.m. Street Dance with DJ – First National Bank Stage

Saturday, October 1
8 a.m.  UAM 5K Run/Walk
9 a.m.  Craft and Food Vendors – downtown
9 a.m.  Owlfest / MHS Touchdown Club Benefit Two Person 18 hole Golf Scramble DCC
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Railroad Depot Open House – downtown
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bike Show
10 a.m  1st Presbyterian Church Sidewalk Chalk Contest – Downtown
10 a.m.  Dog Show
10:30 a.m.  Owl Hoot Contest – Gazebo Park
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Razorback Tailgate Party with food and money machine -McGehee Bank tent
12 p.m. – Horseshoe Tournament Registration – Lot by Dance Studio on First St.
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Children’s events
12:30 a.m.  3rd Annual Owlfest Hot Dog Eating Contest – First National Bank Stage
1 p.m.  Bike Point Run
1 p.m.  Owlette’s Cake Walk – Gazebo
1 p.m.  Horseshoe Tournament – IBM lot
2 p.m.  2011 Star Search Talent Show – IBM Theatre downtown
3 p.m. –  MHS/MJH Dance – in front of First National Bank Stage
3:30 p.m.  Karate Demonstration – In front of First National Bank Stage
4 – 5 p.m. The Good Times Band – Gazebo
4:30 p.m.  Magic Show – Jason Martin – IBM Theatre
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Hackett’s – Gazebo
8 p.m. – 11 p.m. CASHBOX – First National Bank Stage