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May 14 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Ione welcomes you back for the 146th annual Ione Homecoming. This wonderful event put on by the Ione Picnic Association highlights the best and brightest of Ione. This year’s Ione Homecoming Grand Marshal is Chuck Bonham. Click here for a brochure with all the information below and more!
Friday, May 13, 2022
9am – Costume Contest at the Ione Elementary. (Spectators must sign in at the office)
4pm – Carnival at Howard Park. Closes at 11 pm.
4pm – Vendor Booths Open at Howard Park
5pm – Bingo at Picnic Hill in Howard Park
6pm – Cornhole Tournament at the Horsehoe Pits in Howard Park. Sign-ups begin at 5:30 pm.
6pm – Mutton Bustin’ in the Ed Hughes Arena.
6:30pm – Kids Corral in the Ed Hughes Arena. Follows Mutton Bustin’.
8pm – Never Too Late performs at the Beer & Wine Garden in Howard Park.
TBD – Lighted Tractor Parade. Will take place prior to Fireworks.
9pm – Fireworks Display at Howard Park.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
7:30 am – Pancake Breakfast at Ione Pizza Factory. $6 for Adults and $5 for 10 and under. Runs to 10:30 am.
8 am – Vendor Booths Open in the Ed Hughes Arena
8 am – Bedbug Challenge Color Run at Castle Oaks Golf Club. Check-in begins at 7 am.
9 am – Working Cow Horse
10 am – Ron Curran / Ken Blake Memorial Sheepdog Trials at ACCLW Fields in Howard Park.
10 am – Ione Homecoming Parade down Main Street in Ione
Following Parade – Cow & Calf Chip Bing at the Racetrack at the Racetrack in Howard Park
Following Parade – Bingo at Picnic Hill in Howard Park
11 am – Vendor Booths are Open
12 pm – Carnival Opens at Howard Park. Closes at 11 pm.
12 pm – WSRRA Ranch Rode at the Ed Hughes Arenda
12 pm – Jackpot Horsehoe Doubles Tournament
12 pm – Petting Zoom
12 pm – Special Freezeout Reunion performs at the Beer & Wine Garden
12:30 pm – Chili / Salsa Cook-Off at Evalynn Bishop Hall. Judging begins at 1 pm
1 pm – Jr. Frog Jump Begins. Frog Jump sign-ups begin at 12:30 pm.
1:30 pm – Kids races at Picnic Hill in Howard Park
3 pm – Parade results at the Beer & Wine Garden
3:30 pm – Candy Drop & Ball Drop at Baseball Field #3 at Howard Park
3:30 pm – Rib Cook-Off behind the Beer & Wine Garden. Judging begins 4 pm.
5 pm – Buck Ford Band performs at the Beer & Wine Garden
5:30 pm Ione High School Alumni Social Hour at Evalynn Bishop Hall
7 pm – Ione High School Alumni Dinner at Evalynn Bishop Hall