On July 31st through August 2nd Wauseon held its 80th homecoming. This year’s homecoming had plenty of great weather that led to a great turnout. This year’s homecoming offered more rides and events that also helped to boost attendance. The beer tent was rocking and the kid’s zone was bouncing with young kids eager to use the inflatable bounce houses and the inflatable boxing ring that even made me wish I could get in there and bounce around.
Thursday kicked off the homecoming with the kiddie parade at six and karaoke with DJ Big Fish in the beer tent. The Queens Pageant was then held on the main stage at seven. This year’s winner was Cassidy Wells. Day two of the homecoming provided the battle of the bands on the main stage at seven and a teen dance from seven to ten next to Sullivan’s restaurant. In the beer tent The Mojo Doyle Band provided the evening’s entertainment. The kid zone was open from five to nine. There was also a flower and art show at the Upper Crust at six to nine.
Saturday the main event day was packed with people to watch the Grand Parade at eleven in the morning. There was a kid’s zone tournament in the kid’s zone at two. The Junior Pageant was held at one on the main stage. The annual car show was held from one to five and corn hole tournament in the beer garden at one. Christian bands provided entertainment on the main stage from two to six. Brad Hurtig a motivational speaker from Northwest Ohio that lost both hands but still rejoined the football team and even went on to lead them with 111 tackles. The homecoming ended with the Grand prize drawing held at midnight on the main stage.
This year’s Wauseon Homecoming was a huge success and this was due to the great people of Wauseon and surrounding communities that attended the 80th annual Wauseon Homecoming. If you weren’t able to make it out this year make sure to mark it down on your calendar the last weekend of July for next year.