Saturday, October 2, 2021

The Governor Mifflin Community Homecoming Celebration returns in 2021! We welcome students, staff, families, community members, and alumni to join us for a day of celebration and unity in Mustang Nation!

This year, Homecoming coincides with the grand opening of the John Updike House, the childhood home of Shillington High School graduate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, John Updike. The grand opening of the Updike House is garnering national and international attention. The John Updike Society will celebrate one of our district’s most acclaimed alumni and welcomes the public to the events listed below.

2021 Governor Mifflin Community Homecoming Schedule:

9:30 a.m. Community Tailgate Opens
Governor Mifflin High School

9:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade
Click here for parade route

10:30 a.m. King & Queen Crowning Ceremony
Governor Mifflin High School

1:00 p.m. Mustang Football vs. Reading
Governor Mifflin Stadium
Cancelled: Click for more information 

1:00 p.m. Updike House Grand Opening (open to the public)
117 Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington

3:00 p.m. Food Truck Event
Governor Mifflin High School

3:30 p.m. Updike Family Panel Discussion (open to the public)
Governor Mifflin High School Auditorium


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 | 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

As we welcome our alumni, families and community to our campus for Homecoming, we welcome our local businesses and organizations to set up a table or booth at our Community Tailgate Party. There is no charge to participate in this event. It is the hope of the Governor Mifflin School District that we can offer this space and event to showcase the best our district has to offer and provide our local businesses and organizations a chance to broaden their reach.

We will provide space and a 6-foot table (if requested) for each participating business and organization. We simply ask that you use the space to showcase your business.

Set up for the tailgate will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Tailgate participants will be provided with specific set up and parking instructions closer to the event.

If you have questions about your registration or set up on the day of the event, please contact:

Melissa Fullerton
Governor Mifflin Director of Communications & Community Relations
610-775-1312 |

Registration for this event has closed. Please click here to see who will be participating in the 2021 Community Tailgate Party and we’ll see you at Homecoming!

Governor Mifflin Community


Director of Communications & Community Relations

PenSPRA Award of Excellence

Governor Mifflin’s Community Homecoming Celebration was awarded the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) Award of Excellence in 2019. This is the top honor awarded by PenSPRA for special events hosted by school districts across the state of Pennsylvania.