McGehee will host its sixth 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, a street dance, a 5K Run/Walk, golf tournament, talent show, music show, owl hoot contest, pumpkin decorating contest, hot dog eating contest, horseshoe tournament, bike show, dog show, sidewalk chalk contest, music by the Broadband Girls from Nashville, a Razorback tailgate party, a fire and light show and a number of other activities, according to Jeff Owyoung.

The McGehee Owls will take on the Fouke Panthers 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 the Kentucky Wildcats.

Friday, October 12
2 p.m.                         Homecoming Ceremonies at McGehee H.S. Auditorium
6:15 p.m.                    Homecoming Ceremonies at Owl Stadium, McGehee High School
7:30 p.m.                    Homecoming Football Game (McGehee vs. Fouke)
9:30 p.m. – 12            Street Dance with DJ – First National Bank stage
10:30 p.m.                  Southern Fire and Lights Show – next to stage

Saturday October 13th
8 a.m.                        UAM 5K Run/Walk
9 a.m.                        Yoga Class – Candyland Dance Studio
9 a.m.                        Craft and Food Vendors – downtown
10 a.m.                      Owlfest / MHS Touchdown Club Benefit 2-person, 18-hole golf scramble at DCC
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.        Railroad Depot Open House – downtown
10 a.m. – noon          Bike Show – Seamans Street
10 a.m.                      First Presbyterian Church Sidewalk Chalk Contest – downtown
10 a.m.                      2012 Star Search Talent Show – IBM Theatre downtown
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.        Caricature Artist
11 a.m. – noon          The Hackett’s – Gazebo
11:30 a.m.                 Pumpkin Decorating Contest
12 p.m                       Horseshoe Tournament Registration – IBM Lot
12 – 4 p.m.                Children’s Events – downtown
12:00 pm – 4 p.m.     Arkansas State Park Nature & Education trailer with interpreter from Cane Creek
12:30 p.m.                 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
1:30 p.m.                   Owl Hoot Registration – Gazebo Park
2 p.m.                        Owl Hoot Contest – First National Bank Stage
2:30 p.m.                   Dog Show – First National Bank Stage
3 p.m.                        MHS/MJH Dance Team – in front of First National Bank Stage
3 p.m.                        MHS Band – in front of First National Bank Stage
3:30 pm                     Karate Demonstration – in front of First National Bank Stage
4 – 5 p.m.                  Magic Show – Jason Martin – IBM Theatre
5 p.m.                        Razorback Tailgate Party featuring food and Money Machine – McGehee Bank Tent
8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.    broadBand – First National Bank Stage
9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.    Southern Fire and Lights show – in front of stage