The Homburg City Festival and Kirmes
The last Homburg City Festival?
We are sad to report that the City of Homburg will no longer be holding the annual city festival.
A recent meeting of the Homburg city council unanimously decided to discontinue the annual event.
The following text was published by your inkwire team for the 2014 Festival, now archived for the history books and future generations:
Once again the city of Homburg will be pulling all the stops for this year's fifth annual Homburg City Festival & Fun Fair. The entire Homburg inner-city pedestrian zone will become home to a whole host of fairground rides, walking acts and numerous festival events. There will be lots to entertain the kids including handicrafts, children's fashion shows, painted faces and many more activities where children can join in and have fun.
There will be an abundance of stalls offering local delicacies and refreshments available throughout the weekend.
The main attraction areas will be the shows and performances on the stages located at the historical Marktplatz, and the Christian-Weber-Platz.
The Fest will be declared officially open on the evening of Friday, September 12 at 20:00 hrs by Karlheinz Schöner the Mayor of Homburg.
September 15, Monday is traditionally Family Day and all fares for fairground and carousel rides will be reduced to half-price for the whole family
Marktplatz stage entertainment schedule
The Market Place stage entertainment program will begin with music from "Blasorchester Jägersburg" from 17:30 to 19:30 followed by super party band "BIXI CHICS" from 20:30 to midnight.
Saturday from 16:00 hrs.
On Saturday "Musikverein Reiskirchen" will entertain with traditonal brass band music from 16:00 to 18:00
From 20:00 it's party time - with Rock, Pop & Party Band "TEAMWORK". One of Germany's most popular party bands
Sunday from 12:00 hrs.
The "Pfarrkapelle Kirrberg" will start the day until 14:00.
From 15:00 "Time Machine" invite you to take a trip through the music of the last decade. 8 musicians and 3 vocalists promise an unforgettable performance.
From 19:00 - 22:00 it's music and fun with the Saarland band "BLUES HIMMEL" bringing this year's Homburger Stadtfest to a close with their renditions in their Saarland dialect.
"Thankyou for the music" - see you next year
Entertainment schedule at the Christian-Weber-Platz
Friday from 20:00 hrs.
For soul, funk rock & pop fans "GrooveMe" at the Christian-Weber-Platz, solid gold soul and more from the 11 piece formation.
Saturday from 14:00.
From 14:00 the "UNI Bigband" start the day with a potpouri of Jazz and Bigband classics.
It's Rock time from 18:00 - 19:30 with "Rock System", best of rock in duett form.
From 21:00. It's time for international Soca and Calypso with "Riddim Posse".
Sunday from 15:00 hrs.
Line dance time - 3 hours of best country music with "Lunchbox" Grab yer hat, pull on yer boots and get in line.
Followed by a full gas top band, with top hits originally interpreted and hand made.