UTICA — The 100th annual Utica Homecoming Fall Festival will take place Wednesday through Saturday. Each day, the River’s Edge Grill opens at 11 a.m. at the fire station, and the Midway opens at 5 p.m. The Midway will close at 10 p.m. each night except Friday, when it closes at 11 p.m.
Wednesday, which is William “Ike” Earlewine Day, the Town Hall opens at 6 p.m., where guests can get a tour and a free 100th Homecoming cupcake.
The fire alarms will sound at 6:30 p.m. to state the Grand Parade and at 7:30 p.m. there will be welcoming remarks from Mayor Lester Grennell, Fire Chief Craig Fisher, Homecoming General Chairman Scott Gilbreath, Homecoming Co-Chairman Rob Curtis and the introduction of Homecoming royalty.
Entertainment by the Gas Pump Jockeys will be provided from 8-10 p.m.
Entertainment Thursday, Gene Richards Day, will be Ma and Pa’s Karaoke from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday is Robert “Bob” Martin Day. The Jacob Lones Band will play from 7-11 p.m.
Saturday, Perry Adams Day, will feature a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Hall on Washington Street from 8 a.m. to noon.
Registration for the car, truck and motorcycle cruise-in will take place from 9-11 a.m., with the car show judging taking place at 2 p.m., and the awards being presented at 4 p.m. at the main stage.
The lineup for the Pet Parade will take place at 9:30 a.m., at the old Utica Elementary School grounds on School Street, with the judging taking place at 10:30 a.m., and the parade taking place at 11 a.m.
Cherry Avenue will provide entertainment from noon to 3 p.m., the cake and baked goods auction will take place from 5-8 p.m., and entertainment from the Derek Posey Band is slated from 8-10 p.m.
Prize drawings will take place just before the conclusion of the festival at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.