Crossroads festival returns to Reed City 

Parade, reunions carnival and car show among the events

REED CITY — The Great American Crossroads Celebration returns to Reed City after being canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, bringing all the events and family fun the annual festival is known for.

The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday evening with the third annual GACC Pet Show at Rambadt Park. The event is open to all ages and all pets, with the $5 entrance fee going to the Osceola County Animal Shelter.

Kids can get ready for Friday evening's Hometown Parade by decorating their bikes at Reed City High School beforehand. Decorations and supplies will be on hand at 5:30 p.m. with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Lineup starts at 5:45 pm at the Reed City Middle School parking lot. From there, the parade heads north on Higbee to Osceola, east to Chestnut, north to Upton, and wraps around to end at the depot.

Other events include the 16th annual GACC Car Show; children's carnival; softball, kickball and cornhole tournaments; multiple RCAPS class reunions; and a visit from Santa Michael.

Wrap up the weekend at 6 p.m. Sunday with Praise in the Park at Rambadt Park, hosted by Liberty Baptist Church.


All events are set to be held in downtown Reed City, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit or

Thursday, Aug. 19

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Library Book Sale, 829 S. Chestnut St.

• 5:30 p.m. Just Kutz Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting, 111 W. Upton Ave.

• 6 p.m. Pet Pageant at the Rambadt Park bandshell ($5 registration fee)

• 6 p.m. Color Run, Begins at GT Norman Elementary and ends with celebration at Westerburg Park

Friday, Aug. 20

• 9 a.m. Reed City Athletics Golf Outing at Spring Valley Golf Course

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reed City Heritage Museum, 138 W. Slosson Ave.

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Library Book Sale, 829 S. Chestnut St.

• 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Parking Lot Party

• 5:30 p.m. Children’s Bike Decorating at Reed City HS lower gym

• 6-9 p.m. Softball Tournament (Westerburg, Hersey parks)

• 6:30 p.m. Grand Parade

• About 7 p.m. Scottville Clown Band (following the parade)

• About 12 a.m. D.J. Steve Wessels (following the Clown Band)

Saturday, Aug. 21

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Kickball Extravaganza (Westerburg park)

• 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Softball Tournament (Westerburg, Hersey parks)

• 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast (Moose Lodge 705)

• 8:30 a.m. Great American Crossroads Kids Dash (Reed City Depot)

• 9 a.m. Great American Crossroads 5K (Reed City Depot)

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Craft and Vendor Show

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Car Show

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reed City Heritage Museum, 138 W. Slosson Ave.

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. StoryWalk

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Petting Zoo

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Children’s Carnival

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rock Wall by Eagle Village

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Giant Jenga and Water Booth

• 2-3 p.m. Storytime with Santa

• 3-6 p.m. Chicken Dinner (Posse Grounds)

• 3 p.m. RCAPS Class of 1980, 40 Year “Do Over” (Dan Grein’s house)

• 4:30 pm. RCAPS Class of 1990 Reunion (Reed City HS cafeteria)

• 5 p.m. RCAPS Class of 1981, 40 Year Class Reunion

• 5 p.m.-midnight RCHS All Year Class Reunion

• 5 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament

• 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Parking Lot Party, $5 cover charge

• 7-8 p.m. Entertainment

• 8-11 p.m. Lone Wolf

Sunday, Aug. 22

• 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Softball Tournament (Westerburg, Hersey parks)

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reed City Heritage Museum, 138 W. Slosson Ave.

• 6 p.m. Praise in the Park (Rambadt Park)