McGehee will host its fifth annual Owlfest – a festival centered around the McGehee High School homecoming football game – this weekend. The McGehee Owls will take on the Hamburg Lions at the homecoming game on Friday night.  Other activities and events include:

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