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Adam Calvert (photo provided)

BELPRE — The 90th annual Belpre Homecoming will be held Aug. 4-6 at Civitan Park in Belpre.

Long a project of the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Homecoming marks its first year as its own nonprofit organization.

The main stage entertainment will begin on Thursday, August 4 with something new featuring contemporary Christian artist Jordan St. Cyr performing at 8:30 p.m. He was on tour with Casting Crowns and is sponsored by Rockland United Methodist Church.

The following night will feature Adam Tucker as Vegas McGraw, a tribute to country music star Tim McGraw, performing at 8:30pm on Friday, August 5, on the main stage.

Earlier this year, Tucker appeared in episode 3 of the Jimmy Fallon-produced “Clash of the Cover Bands” on E channel, in which he won. He was featured in the March issue of My Vegas magazine.

Jordan St. Cyr (provided photo)

Saturday, August 6, highlights the festival with country music artist and Ohio native Adam Calvert at 8:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 10 p.m., sponsored by First Mutual Bank to close out the 90th annual homecoming of home.

Saturday will also include “Children’s Day” fishing derby activities, puppy contest, Columbus Zoo, COSI, cartoon characters, helicopter rides and more.

In addition to the entertainment, the annual pageants will be held all three days along with inflatables, food vendors, arts and crafts, a motorcycle show on Thursday, a car show on Friday and the grand parade on Saturday.

As an annual fundraiser, the Duck Pluck ticket draw contributes to entertainment costs. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. For more information, entertainment schedule, vendor fees and more, visit www belprehomecoming.com and Facebook page.

The schedule of events includes:

Adam Tucker as Vegas McGraw (credited)

THURSDAY, AUG. 4

* 5:00 p.m.: BFC Bike (motorcycle) show

* 18:00: Inflatables open

* 6:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies with the lighting of the gazebo torch

* 19:00: Little Miss/Mr. Competition in the gazebo

* 8:30 p.m.: Jordan St. Cyr on the Rockland Ridge Main Stage

FRIDAY, AUG. 5

* 5 p.m.: Pioneer Antique Auto Club Cruise In

* 18:00: Inflatables open

* 7:00 p.m.: Young Miss Pageant at the Gazebo

* 7:45 p.m.: Jack Horton Trivia on the Rockland Ridge Main Stage

* 8:30 p.m.: Vegas McGraw on the Rockland Ridge Main Stage

SATURDAY, AUG. 6

* 7am: Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament at Belpre Boat Ramp

* 9am: Kids Fishing Derby at Civitan Park Pond

* 9:40 a.m.: Belpre Mile Run/Walk

* 10 a.m.: The 90th Belpre Homecoming Parade begins at Belpre High School, marching down Washington Boulevard. to Hawes Grove Park. This year’s theme is “If we could turn back time.”

* Noon-4:00 p.m.: Inflatables are open for the start of Children’s Day

* At noon: Tractor exhibition

* Noon-6pm: Helicopter rides provided by Mark Mondo

* 12:30 p.m.: Registration for the puppy competition

* 13:00-14:00: Puppy competition

* 2 p.m.: Columbus Zoo

* 3-3:30 p.m.: Magician Philip Sammons

* 3:30-6:30 p.m.: COSI

* 4-6 p.m.: Inflatables are closed

* 16:15-16:45: Magician Philip Sammons

* 18:00: Inflatables open

* 19:00: Miss Teen and Miss Belpré Pageant in the Gazebo

* 8:30 p.m.: Adam Calvert on the Rockland Ridge Main Stage

* 9:15 p.m.: Duck Pluck winners drawn on Rockland Ridge Main Stage

* 10:00 p.m.: Fireworks

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