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Families from across the region are coming together to celebrate Belpre’s comeback in 2021. The 90th comeback is set to begin on August 4. (File photo)

BELPRE – Belpre’s 90th Annual Comeback will take place August 4-6 at Civitan Park in Belpre.

Long a project of the Belpre Region Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Homecoming marks its first year as a non-profit organization.

Mainstage entertainment kicks off Thursday, August 4 with Something New featuring contemporary Christian artist Jordan St. Cyr performing at 8:30 p.m. He has been on tour with Casting Crowns and is sponsored by Rockland United Methodist Church.

The following evening will feature Adam Tucker as Vegas McGraw, a tribute to country music star Tim McGraw, performing at 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 5 on the Main Stage.

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

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 comeback.

Saturday will also be there “Children’s Day” activities with Fishing Derby, Puppy Contest, Columbus Zoo, COSI, cartoon characters, helicopter rides and more.

In addition to the entertainment, the annual contests will take place on all three days with inflatables, food vendors, arts and crafts, a bike show on Thursday, a car show on Friday and the grand parade the Saturday.

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

The calendar of events includes:


– 5 p.m.: BFC Bike (motorcycle) Show

– 6 p.m.: Opening of the inflatable structures

– 6:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies with Lighting of the torch at the Belvedere

– 7 p.m.: Little Miss/Mr. Belvedere Contest

– 8:30 p.m.: Jordan St. Cyr on the main stage at Rockland Ridge


– 5:00 p.m.: Pioneer Antique Auto Club In cruise

– 6 p.m.: Opening of the inflatable structures

– 7 p.m.: Junior Miss Pageant at the Gazebo

– 7:45 p.m.: Jack Horton Trivia on the main stage of Rockland Ridge

– 8:30 p.m.: Vegas McGraw on the main stage of Rockland Ridge


– 7:00 a.m.: Buddy Bass fishing tournament at the Belpre boat launch

– 9:00 a.m.: Kids Fishing Derby at Civitan Park Pond

– 9:40 a.m.: The Belpre Mile run/walk

– 10 a.m.: 90th Belpre Homecoming Parade kicks off at Belpre High School, running down Washington Blvd. at Howes Grove Park. This year’s theme is “If we could turn back time.”

– 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Inflatables Open for the launch of Kids Day

– Noon: Tractors Fair

– 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Helicopter rides provided by Mark Mondo

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

– 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Puppy competition

– 2 p.m.: Columbus Zoo

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

– 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: COSI

– 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Inflatables closed

– 4:15-4:45 p.m.: Magician Philip Sammons

– 6 p.m.: Opening of the inflatable structures

– 7 p.m.: Miss Teen and Miss Belpre Pageant at the Gazebo

– 8:30 p.m.: Adam Calvert on the main stage of Rockland Ridge

– 9:15 p.m.: Draw of the winners of the Duck Pluck on the main stage of Rockland Ridge

– 10 p.m.: Fireworks

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