The Village of Morrin is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! After ten years of being governed as a hamlet, firstly by the administration of an Improvement District and then by the Municipal District of Starland No. 307, the Village of Morrin was incorporated on the 14th day of May, 1920.
We hope you will be able to attend the party that’s planned from July 31 through August 3, 2020. If you were lucky enough to attend the 2015 Homecoming, you’ll know how much fun was had! We promise this celebration will exceed your expectations and we’ve added an extra day!
700 people registered at the last Homecoming. Let's see 1,000 this year!
Please join us!
Take a stroll around Morrin to reminisce the olden days and take in the new. You can also hitch a ride on the Mirror Lake Express train or Rare Rides horse and buggy. The Village has created a new park on Main Street to commemorate the Centennial. Starland County has a brand new office/shop complex in the far northeast corner of the Village. The Morrin Hotel has undergone major renovations. Make sure you visit the school, as by the next Homecoming, there will be a brand new one! The Sod House is full of historical artifacts. A threshing demonstration will take place! Time capsule will be opened. And the new History Book will be unveiled!
Activities are planned from Friday night through to Monday morning. Friday night will include registration, Meet & Greet, and a wiener roast.. Breakfast and catered suppers will be served Saturday and Sunday. The weekend's activities will involve a ball tournament, kid's play zone, Slip & Slide, outdoor market, bread baking at the Sod House, cake, dances, and the unveiling of the new History Book. Souvenirs will be available throughout the weekend! Sunday will see a Church service and the Village of Morrin is sponsoring a spectacular Fireworks display at 11 p.m. More details and activities will be posted as they are finalized!
Of course there will be a parade! It is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st at 11 am. We hope to see a variety of entries. Decorate your bikes kids! Show off your vintage vehicle! Bring the semis and tractors to town! Anyone in a band or dance troupe? We'd love to see that! All businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate. Descendants of area pioneers could maybe put something together to honor those who settled here. Or maybe you can dress up in some crazy costume and ride a scooter! Further details will follow including the contact people for entries and the parade route. Stay tuned!
There will be plenty of food and refreshment choices throughout the weekend. The Friday night festivities will include an old-fashioned wiener roast. Throughout the weekend, the arena concession, the Morrin Bar & Grill (Hotel), and food trucks will keep your belly full! Also, catered meals are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Breakfasts will be served both days, with details to follow. Saturday supper includes roast beef and all the trimmings. Sunday supper will feature pulled pork on a bun, two sides and dessert. Beer gardens at the arena will be open all weekend and of course, the coffee pot will always be on!
For those not staying with family, nearby accommodations are available. If you have an RV or tent, bring 'er on down! RV parking is available on the south side of the arena or at the Starland Recreation Area at the river. No services are available at either location, although there is a dumping station in Morrin. A former resident of Morrin operates a motel in Three Hills and Drumheller offers numerous places to stay. (Book early as it's the long weekend.) Washrooms are available inside and outside of the arena. The main floor of the arena is accessible.
Please register in advance to ensure a fast and easy experience upon your arrival. We need an idea of how many to expect for meals, etc. and want to eliminate long line ups at the door! Your name tags and meal tickets will be ready when you get here! On-line registration is fast and simple. We have also provided a downloadable form for those who would rather have a paper copy.