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News Release

Peru State invites surrounding communities to 91st annual homecoming celebration

Saturday, Sept. 24


(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) President Dan Hanson is inviting area residents to campus for the college’s 91st Annual Homecoming celebration, “Septemberfest,” on Saturday, Sept. 24.


President Hanson said, “Homecoming is an opportunity for us to celebrate the beginning of another successful year and to thank our surrounding communities for their unwavering support of this institution and our students. I invite all of our friends and neighbors to come to campus, meet our students and staff, and have some fun!”

A schedule of the day’s activities is as follows:


Saturday, Sept. 24


10 a.m.

Parade, Downtown Peru

Free and open to the public.


Parade entry forms are available online at and must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 21. Cash prizes or trophies will be awarded based on those entries which best represent the homecoming theme, though all types of entries are welcome.

11 a.m.–2 p.m. 

Tailgate and Carnival, Campus Quad
Free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the tailgate and carnival will be held in the Al Wheeler Activity Center.


The carnival will be held on the campus green in front of T.J. Majors. A variety of activities are planned for young and old alike, including a bounce house, dual-lane slide, obstacle course, bungee run, nine-hole miniature golf, Velcro wall, inflatable boxing, caricatures by renowned cartoonist and PSC alum Paul Fell, face painting, balloon animals, prizes and more.


The tailgate will be held on the campus green near the Library. It will feature burgers, chili dogs, popcorn, snow cones, caramel apples, cotton candy and more. The PSC Jazz Band will be on hand to entertain the crowd.

2 p.m. Football vs. Benedictine College, Oak Bowl
Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for non-PSC students. PSC students with a student ID and children seven and younger are admitted free.
Halftime Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen, Oak Bowl