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Hometown Community Celebration

Austin, Minn.

On July 29, Hormel Foods will be hosting a hometown community celebration in Austin, Minn. Come celebrate the company’s 125th Anniversary with a variety of free live entertainment, kids activities, a performance by the Band Perry and fireworks.

Food will be available for purchase at food vendors and local downtown businesses. Attendees are encouraged to park at Riverland Community College where free shuttle busses will be provided. Shuttles will run from 2:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Limited parking will be available on the streets and in the public parking lots surrounding the event.

Please be advised that no coolers, umbrellas, glass bottles, signs or posters will be allowed in the event area.


Click here to download the Hormel Foods 125th Anniversary Celebration Map

Main Stage: Featuring national talent 3-10 p.m.

  • 3:00 p.m. Emcee John Cosgrove
  • 3:15 p.m. Band 125
  • 4:10 p.m. Emcee John Cosgrove
  • 4:25 p.m. Celebrity Chef Sunny Anderson

Food Network host and U.S. Air Force veteran Sunny Anderson kicks-off the SPAMERICAN National Food Truck Tour and Operation Gratitude Partnership, Monday, April 18, 2016 in New York. The SPAM brand is taking their gratitude on the road with the return of the popular SPAMERICAN Tour, thanking all of the chefs, fans and military for 79 years of support. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Hormel Foods)

Sunny Anderson is a Food Network host and author of a New York Times Best Seller who has been a long-time SPAM® brand fan. Her cooking style combines classic comfort foods along with unique flavors inspired by her many travels.

  • 5:30 p.m. Emcee John Cosgrove
  • 7:10 p.m. Emcee John Cosgrove
  • 7:25 p.m. Kat Perkins

THE VOICE -- Pictured: Kat Perkins performs at the top 12 artists of NBC's Emmy award winning hit "The Voice" at City Walk in Universal City, CA. "The Voice" live shows continue on Monday, April 21st at 8 p.m. ET -- (Photo by: Ryan Tuttle/NBC)

Kat Perkins has been the top selling rock artist in iTunes 5 times and was recently a finalist on NBC’s THE VOICE.

  • 8:30 p.m. The Band Perry

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Grammy® Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry have proven an unstoppable presence in music, matching their major critical acclaim with massive mainstream success. Learn more about the band at

  • 10 p.m. Fireworks

Stage B: Featuring local talent and interactive performances 3–8 p.m.

  • 3:45 p.m. Shapeshift
  • 5:15 p.m. Shapeshift
  • 5:45 p.m. Band 125
  • 6:20 p.m. Salsa Del Soul
  • 8:10 p.m. Shapeshift

Community Stage: Featuring local talent and interactive performances 3–8 p.m.

  • 3 p.m. TC Road Crew
  • 3:30 p.m. The Magic of Adam Perry
  • 3:45 p.m. Austin Mariachi Band
  • 4:15 p.m. TC Road Crew
  • 4:45 p.m. The Magic of Adam Perry
  • 5 p.m. TC Road Crew
  • 5:30 p.m. The Bazillions
  • 6:20 p.m. The Magic of Adam Perry
  • 6:30 p.m. Molly Kate Kestner
  • 7:30 p.m. TC Road Crew

Activities available throughout the event: 3-8 p.m.

  • Applegate sampling truck
  • Hormel Foods Film Fest at the Paramount Theater from 3-7 p.m.
    Free, family-friendly screening of the Hormel Foods Film Fest. The film will feature highlights and commercials from Hormel Foods brands from both past and present. This is a drop-in event and concessions will be available for purchase at the Paramount.
  • Face painting
  • Faces of Hormel Foods photo booth
  • Food vendors
  • Hormel® Black Label® bacon motorcycle
  • Hormel® branded mini golf
  • Hormel® branded sports zone
  • Jennie-O Turkey Store sampling trailer
  • Jugglers
  • Kid’s arts and crafts
  • Muscle Milk® jeep
  • Roaming magician
  • Sir Can-A-Lot® character
  • SKIPPY Yippee® photo opportunity
  • SPAM® photo opportunity
  • SPAMMY® can character
  • SPAMERICAN™ Tour bus
  • Taste of Hormel Foods tent
  • The Color of Us painting booth
  • Toddler Zone inflatable
  • Zoo-mobile