The Heart of the Gold Country

Ione Homecoming

Ione Homecoming

This annual celebration has been held during the 2nd weekend of May almost every year since that first Centennial celebration in 1876. The Ione Picnic Association coordinates this historic event. Celebrations include a wide variety of activities for all ages!

Friday, 6pm - 9pm:

  • Rib Cook-Off
  • Live Music
  • Carnival
  • Vendors
  • Dance Performance
  • Fireworks

Saturday, 7:30am - 11pm:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Bedbug Challenge 10k Run/5KWalk
  • Sheep Dog Trials
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Preston Castle Tours
  • Vendors
  • Carnival
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Cow/Calf Chip Bingo
  • Petting Zoo
  • Horseshoe Tournament
  • Petting Zoo
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Salsa Contest
  • Live Music
  • Pet Contest
  • Bingo
  • Mutton Bustin'
  • Rancher's Day Rodeo
  • Kid's Airplane Candy Drop
  • Ione H.S. Alumni Dinner/Dance
Ione Picnic Committee - 209-274-2541