The Mercer Homecoming celebration is scheduled August 28th through September 1st. A committee has organized many activities at Mercer.
August 28th, events include a cake walk, Miss Mercer and a Junior Miss contest; music by Cierra Clark and Sue Kennedy.
August 29th, events include entering craft and horticulture exhibits, the kids parade, a pet show, texting contest, a talent contest, and music by the Madd Hoss Jackson Band.
August 30th, events include a bake sale, car show, tractor show, flea market and other vendors, quilt show, commemorative stamp retirement, kids games, the Mario Manzini magic show, a baby show for children in swimsuits; kids pedal pull; and a performance by the Tribe of Mic-O-Say dancer. Also Saturday August 30th in Mercer is the big parade; pig wrestlin'; bingo; a cake and ice cream social; out house racing; Mario Manzini will have an evening magic show; a performer by Riker's Band; and a teen dance. Merchant prize drawings are Thursday through Saturday nights.
Sunday August 31st events include A-T-V and dirt bike horseshoe drag races; the alumni catered dinner. For that Sunday evening, the churches of Mercer host a barbecue picnic followed by music from Mercy's Bridge Band. Donations go to the Mercer Ministerial Alliance. Mercer Homecoming wraps up September 1st with a classic and antique tractor pull and the North Missouri Farm Pullers tractor pull.