55th annual Stanley Homecoming concludes on Saturday with carnival, music and fireworks

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STANLEY, July 1 — It’s a whole plate of hot biscuits with mama’s gravy poured all over it…and then some. The 55th annual Stanley Homecoming has something for everyone, from those who love rides and games, to those who prefer to sit and listen to live music and enjoy some good grub.

The four-day event kicked off on Wednesday with the annual beauty pageant and the first night of carnival rides and games. Thursday marked Kid’s Night and a live performance from Cedar Creek.

Tonight, Virginia Rain takes the stage at the Pioneer Bank Performance Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Followed by the band Rewind from 8 to 11 p.m.

On Saturday, July 2, Stanley Homecoming culminates with the annual parade down Main Street beginning at 5 p.m.; the presentation of Town awards to businesses and citizens at 7 p.m. at the performance center; and a live performance by Relentless from 8 to 11 p.m. Fireworks around 9 p.m.

Town Manager Terry Pettit says this year’s Homecoming is shaping up to be better than ever, with improvements to the grounds at Ed Good Memorial Park (322 East Main St.), the addition of more carnival rides and new bleachers for additional seating.

So, come on out and get an Elephant Ear, some cotton candy and a lemonade and enjoy a small town 4th of July weekend extravaganza that sure to please many interests and instill a sense of community that many lacked over the last few years in pandemic isolation.

“Many things are not free in life,” Pettit said. “Come out an enjoy music every night, socialize and relax under the summer sky at no cost all on the behalf of the Stanley Homecoming Committee and the Town of Stanley.”

For more information visit the Town of Stanley’s recently upgraded website,

or call the Stanley Town Office at (540) 778-3454.



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