Cache River Days – Ullin
September 8 - September 11
The 27th Annual Cache River Days are planned Sept. 8th-11th at the Ullin Ballpark, 550 Ullin Avenue, Ullin, Illinois. The theme for this year’s festival is “Wings Over the Cache.”
Cache River Days will feature a pageant, baby contest, 5K, flea market, food vendors, parade, children’s train rides, bounce houses, softball tournament, corn hole tournament, exhibits, and new this year, a motorcycle show.
Events are scheduled to kick off on Thursday, Sept. 8, with a community worship service at the ballpark pavilion at 6 p.m. There will be a short message, songs, hot dogs for roasting, homemade desserts, and drinks. Bring lawn chairs. All are welcome.
The Cache River Days pageant and baby photo contest are scheduled Friday, Sept. 9 at the Leona Brust Civic Center, 611 Ullin Ave. The events begin at 6 p.m. To enter, or for more information about the pageant, contact pageant director, Hannah Miller, at 618-697-4592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday will feature a full schedule of events. Please visit the welcome tent at the entrance of the ballpark to pick up a schedule.
Registration for the 5K walk/run begins at 8 a.m. and the run will start at 9 a.m. You can sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Ullin/CacheRiverDays5K, by obtaining a form at Ullin City Hall, or request one by email at Cacheriver5k@outlook.com.
A flea market is scheduled to open at 8 a.m Saturday. For more information, contact Lawanda Jones at 618-845-3721 or Mike or Millie DeWitt at 618-845-3445 or 618-697-1748.
A slow pitch softball tournament begins at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Jerrod George at 618-306-4409.
A parade is planned Saturday morning. Line up begins at 10:30 a.m. on Kentucky Street in Ullin (site of old Bell Chapel), with the parade starting at 11 a.m. following Foster Street, crossing over to Ullin Avenue, and concludes at the Leona Brust Civic Center. For parade information, contact Mike or Millie DeWitt at 618-845-3445 or 618-697-1748.
A corn hole tournament is scheduled on Saturday at 12:30 pm. For more information, contact Justin DeWitt at 618-697-3786.
Food vendors will be present at the ballpark Saturday and Sunday. Bring your lawn chairs, have some good food, and enjoy the weekend activities.