100th Annual Homecoming and Labor Day Celebration Schedule

Saturday, September 4, 2021 – KIDS DAY

11:30 AM
Register your child for softball/baseball time slots
12 PM 3rd through 5th grade softball game with pitching machine
1-3 PM Herscher Area Historical Society museum open
Herscher Area Historical Society’s Anderson House open – 161 W. Myrtle Street
1:30 PM 6th through 8th grade softball game
3 PM 7 and 8 year old baseball game with pitching machine
4:30 PM 9 and 10 year old baseball game
6 PM 11 and 12 year old baseball game

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sixteenth Annual Co-Ed 16″ Softball Tournament Begins (check Herscher Chamber’s facebook page for schedule)
12-5 PM Inflatables
1-3 PM Herscher Area Historical Society museum open
Herscher Area Historical Society’s Anderson House open – 161 W. Myrtle Street
5:30 PM 40th Annual running of the Herscher Hare and Tortoise Race, 5K run and 2 Mile Fun Walk. Starts at Herscher High School Football Field (A tradition started when Herscher celebrated its 100th Birthday in 1982!). 6th Annual Bunny Dash-Kids 7 & Under
At Dusk Laser Light Show – Sponsored by the Village of Herscher

Monday, September 6, 2021

Sixteenth Annual Co-Ed 16″ Softball Tournament Continues (check Herscher Chamber’s facebook page for schedule)
9 AM Arts and Crafts Show opens in State Bank of Herscher parking lot

10:30 AM
GRAND PARADE

Grand Marshal: John Branz

Featuring: Marching bands, floats, horses, antique vehicles, farm equipment and marching units, etc. Also appearing: The Jesse White Tumblers, Andy Linder, the world record holder in footbag (hacky sack), the Medinah Motor Corp. from the Medinah Shriners, The Medinah Aviators with their motorized airplane, The DuPage Shrine Club and much more!

12:30-5:30 PM Inflatables
12-3 PM Herscher Area Historical Society museum open
Herscher Area Historical Society’s Anderson House open – 161 W. Myrtle Street
1 PM Kiddie Tractor Pull at Village Park
1:30-3:30 PM Bingo – Legion Community Center

Afternoon Entertainment (on stage in Village Park) on Monday

12:30 PM Herscher Area Historical Society presentation
1 PM Herscher High School marching band
1:30 PM Adam Linder – Folk singer/songwriter
2:15 PM Herscher School District music department
4:30 PM The Sodbusters – Acoustic music from blues to bluegrass
6:00 PM Herscher Chamber of Commerce drawing
6:30 PM Music is… ‘A Natural High’, up-tempo Gospel/patriotic show

All Three Days:

  • Concesstion stands, game booths etc., in Village Park

Beer Stand Hours

  • Friday, September 3, 2021: 6 PM – 12 AM
  • Saturday, September 4, 2021: 12 Noon – 12 AM
    Featuring: Matt Yeager and the South Side Social Club, 7 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 5, 2021: 12 Noon – 12 AM
    Featuring: The Breakfast Club, 7 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Monday, September 6, 2021: 12 Noon – 9 PM

 


Times may be subject to change base on weather or delays.
Other events may be added as they become available.

For more information, contact the Herscher Chamber of Commerce at:
815.426.2131 or 815.426.6183 or view our facebook page.