Events

Cereal Eating ContestAt the Man of Steel Tent

Friday, June 12th at 1:30 PM

No Entry Fee

Spectator Admission: Free

 

Contestants will have to unhook their utility belts to make room, because we're going to see who can eat the most cereal the quickest!  We'll choose participants from the audience and see who can down the most in this timed eating contest!

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Friday, June 10th at 10:30 AM

At the Man of Steel Tent

No Entry Fee

Admission: Free

Note: Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. 

 

 

Do you have what it takes to complete fun and tedious tasks in under a minute?  The hosts will pick contestants from the audience to find out just who has sixty seconds to be super!

hooked science 300

Friday, June 10th at 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 AM 

At the Smallville Tent

Admission: Free

Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.

Each year outreach science educator Jason Lindsey performs wowing math and science experiments at more than a hundred school and community events.  Be sure to catch this fun and educational show that will surely please kids of all ages!

 

 

 

bikeFort Massac State Park on US 45

Saturday, June 11th at 8:00 am

Registration Fee applies.


Take a bicycle tour through historic Massac County!  Explore the countryside surrounding the Home of Superman on routes that partially follow the "old" Ohio River bed.  Three routes are offered- 16, 60, and 100 kilometers in length! Registration information and forms can be found by clicking the following link:

The Kiwanis Superman Ride

Meet SupermanMeet our Official Celebration Superman, Josh Boultinghouse!

At the Superman Statue

Thursday, June 9th, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday, June 10th, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Friday, June 10th, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

At the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce

Phone Booth Photo Op:

Friday, June 10th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, June 11th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Our Official Superman will be available for photo opportunities at the designated times and places. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RotaryWheelFort Massac State Park Visitor's Center & Museum

Sunday, June 12th- 8:00 am. (Judging begins at Noon)

Free Admission for Spectators

Entry fee for Car Show Participants:

$20 for 1st Vehicle

$10 per Additional Vehicle

$10 per Non-Judged Entry

 

Join the Metropolis Rotary Club and the Ohio Valley Chapter of Antique Automobile Club of America as they present a competition of classic cars and trucks! For more information about this event, click here.

crownSaturday, June 11th at 6:00 PM
Smallville Tent
Entry Fee: $15

Spectator Admission: Free

Download the Entry Form Here

Do you have a Supergirl or Superboy?  Then enter him or her in the Miss Supergirl and Mr Superboy Pageant!

The contest is divided into the following categories:

 

  • Boys 3-4
  • Boys 5-7
  • Girls 3-4
  • Girls 5-7
  • Girls 8-10

 

 

Registration forms may be turned in at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce (516 Market St.) prior to event day or anytime at the Smallville Tent Area on the day of the event.  Check-in to obtain your Contestant Number will be from 5:00 pm until 5:45 pm (following the Beautiful Baby Contest). Pageant begins at 6:00 pm.

Contestants should be dressed in sporty/casual attire and hand-held props are permitted. 

MuleyandFriendsAt the Smallville Tent

Friday, June 10th at 3:30 PM

Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 PM

Admission: Free

 

Kick your hooves up and sing along with Muley the Mule and his friends.  Don't know the words? Do what we do: Make them up as you go along! Fun for kids of all ages! 

Kevin Williams and Muley

Puppet Making Workshop

For All Ages

Friday, June 10th at 11:00 AM

Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 AM

At the Smallville Tent

Admission: Free (Puppet-Making Materials are limited an on a first-come basis.)

 

Learn how to make your own fun puppets with professional puppeteer Kevin L. Williams and Muley the Mule.  

stump the superman expertAt The Metro Tent

Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 AM

Admission: Free

Note: Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis.

Stump the Superman Expert is a trivia show that is centered on the audience.

A question will be asked to the audience and the first person who answers it correctly comes on stage as the Superman Expert. The audience then asks him/her questions until he/she gets stumped. The person who asked that question then comes on stage as the expert.

All contestants that answered 3 or more questions come back on stage for the final round and whoever answers three out of five questions becomes the Super expert.

happy-crawling-babySaturday, June 11th at 4:00 PM
Smallville Tent
Entry Fee: $10

Spectator Admission: Free

Download the Entry Form Here

Is your baby super-cute?  Then enter him or her in the Beautiful Baby Pageant in one of the following categories:

 

 

  • 0-6th Month*
  • 7th-12th Month*
  • 13th-18th Month*
  • 19th-24th Month*
  • 25th-35th Month*

(Children 36 months or older are invited to register in our Superboy/ Miss Supergirl Pageant.)

 

*Must be given age by date of event (June 11, 2016)

Contestants should be dressed in sporty/casual attire, (no pageant clothing). Each child will be held or accompanied by an adult onstage.

Prizes for Various Categories (Boys & girls divided every 6 months. Ages 0 to 35 months):

 

  • Prettiest Smile (Boys & Girls)
  • Best Personality (Boys & Girls)
  • Most Beautiful (Girls)
  • Most Handsome( Boys)

Registration forms may be turned in at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce (516 Market St.) prior to event day or anytime at the Smallville Tent Area on the day of the event.  Check-in to obtain your Contestant Number will be from 3:00 pm until 3:45 pm (following the Beautiful Baby Contest). Pageant begins at 4:00 pm.

NO REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3:45 PM ON 6/11/16.

 

 

8BallSaturday, June 11th at 1:00 PM

318 Scott Street (Old Moose Lodge Building)

Registration Fee Applies- Call for details

Age Restrictions May Apply- Call for details. Contact info below.

 

 

Booboo's is proud to present the Second Annual Super City 8-Ball Tournament.  Food and drink will be available, and the doors open and sign-ups begin at 12 PM. 

 

 

For more information, call Booboo at 618-524-2991 (at the bar) or 618-638-7377 (cell).  

 

 

classic thunderbirdAt Washington Park

Metropolis Street Across from the Library

Friday, June 10th, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Admission: Free

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America is proud to present the Super Cruise-In.  The event is free and open to the public, and features classic, rare, and unusual cars, motorcycles, trucks, and tractors. 

 

 

If you are interested in showcasing your own classic, rare, or unusual car, motorcycle, truck, or tractor, or need more information about the event, please call Arnold Williams at 618-524-2864. 

 

 

weight lifting clip art 15876Man of Steel Area 

Weigh-Ins: Saturday, June 11th- 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Warm-Ups: Saturday, June 11th - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Competition: Saturday, June 11th- 12:00 PM

ENTRY FEE APPLIES FOR COMPETITION

Spectator Admission: Free


Who will walk away the victor in this competition where only the strong dare compete?  If you think you have what it takes, then enter the Superman Classic! There are several divisions for both old and young, men and women.  Entry information will be available at the Man of Steel Area during weigh-ins. For more information or to register click here.

Old Time RadioFriday, June 10th at 10:00 AM

At the Metro Tent

Admission: Free

 

 

 

Join us as we harken back to a simpler era when radio was king!  With live actors and sound effects, we'll set the stage on a super adventure that recreates the nostalgic radio days of yesteryear.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

runningMain Pavilion- Fort Massac State Park on US 45 (across from Sonic)

Thursday, June 9th at 7:00 pm

Packet pickup 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Entry Fee: $20 Pre-Registration, $25 Day of Race


Are you super enough to endure a 4-mile run or a 2-mile walk?  If so, sign up for the Superman Road Race!  Click here for more information and the registration form.  

 

supermansupersiteAt Fat Edd's

323 Ferry Street

Friday, June 10th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Admission: Free

(Food and Beverages available for a fee.)

 

The Superman Super Site is proud to announce their Annual Meet & Greet event on Friday, June 10th from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm in the air conditioned comfort of Fat Edd's Roadhouse, which is located in downtown Metropolis, IL at 323 Ferry Street; two blocks south of the world famous Superman statue on Superman Square.

 

Many thanks go out to Fat Edd's co-owners Darren Tockstein & Corey Bowman for allowing them to hold our event in their outstanding restaurant this year.

 

As in previous years, there will be free door prizes given out with items ranging from discount coupons to area attractions & dining as well as DVD's & Blurays donated by Warner Home Video and DC Comics!

 

The Superman Super Site staff looks forward to seeing everyone again this year!

questionAt The Metro Tent

Friday, June 10th at 4:00 PM 

Saturday, June 11th at 3:00 PM

Admission: Free

Note: Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. 

This year will be the fifteenth anniversary of the Superman Trivia Game that is sponsored by The USA Boxing News newspaper.  The game follows almost a similar pattern as the popular Jeopardy game on television.  In Superman Trivia, contestants can choose different categories of Superman lore.  Categories include Smallville, The Adventures of Superman, Superman Potpourri, Superman The Movie, Superman II, III and IV and Lois & Clark.

 

Unlike most games where only those picked for the game can win prizes and answer questions, Superman Trivia has everyone involved in the fun. Besides those on the stage, audiences are either asked questions the stage contestants fail to answer, or are given questions in completely different categories. For every question answered in the audience a prize is given.

There are also questions just for kids in the audience to answer and prizes are given to each correct response.

 

The Superman Trivia Game is free to enter. Before each game the hosts, John and Alex Rinaldi fire various questions at the audience.  The first to answer are chosen to be the stage contestants.  For each game three to five contestants are chosen to participate on the stage.

The hosts then choose a member of the audience to tabulate the scores and another to check off the boxes used on the Superman Trivia game board.  Each game helper receives prizes such as Superman Trivia t-shirts for their assistance.

 

In the course of a single game, there are over 100 prizes given to audience members!  Prizes range from many styles of Superman Trivia t-shirts, Red Kryptonite flash lights, Superman Trivia backpacks, Superman Trivia key chains, Superman rings, Superman Trivia hand fans, Superman Trivia footballs and plenty of other exciting prizes!

 

Every stage contestant wins prizes, with the most items handed to the higher place finishers.

 

Superman Trivia is a family-run game that features additional hosts Joseph Rinaldi, John J. Rinaldi, Alexander Rinaldi and Janine Rinaldi assisting with the kids questions and distribution of prizes.

 

Since we feel that everyone who attends the show is a Superman winner, prizes are given after the Saturday game to all those who did not win anything during the two games.

 

With the Superman Trivia Game, a super time is guaranteed for all!!

tugofwarAt the Man of Steel Area

Friday, June 10th at 5:30 PM

Sign up to participate at 5:00 PM at the Man of Steel Tent

No Entry Fee

Spectator Admission: Free

MUST BE 18 OR OVER TO PARTICIPATE!

Who is stronger:  Team Superman or Team Batman?  It's time to find out, as teams from both fandoms compete in a game of tug-of-war to settle the issue once and for all.   

Batman and Superman Costumes are encouraged for this contest.  Eager fans of both superheroes, costumed or not, are encouraged to compete in this contest.  

You will be required to sign a waiver to participate.   Only those 18 and up can participate in this event. Sign ups begin at 5:00 PM at the Man of Steel Tent. 

Freestyle Connection

Friday, June 10th, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 5:30 PM

Saturday, June 11th, 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM, and 5:00 PM

Sunday, June 12th, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

At the Man of Steel Area

Admission: Free

The Freestyle Connection specializes in performing BMX stunt shows for all ages while promoting bike safety and a drug-free lifestyle.

 

Puzzle PieceFriday, June 10th, 2:30 PM

Man of Steel Tent

No entry fee required

Teams will be chosen on a first-come basis.

Free Admission for Spectators

 

Are you good at putting puzzles together? Do you love tackling those giant puzzle sets that would make most people cry? Then this is the contest for you!

 

Come join the fun at the Great American Puzzler Team Competition! Teams of four will compete to see who can assemble a 1,000-piece superhero puzzle in the shortest amount of time! Can you and your friends take on the challenge? If so, bring them along as you race against the clock and other teams to see who is the fastest puzzler team!

USAWrestlingIronfist Alley

Friday, June 10th at 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 11th at 7:00 PM

Admission: Free

 

Join the wrestling stars from WSIL's Saturday Morning Wrestling show as they welcome special guest Jerry "The King" Lawler for a super-styled throwdown.  

JoystickAt the Smallville Tent

Friday, June 10th at 8:00 PM

Admission: Free 

Note: Space is limited and is on a first-come basis. 

 

Enjoy tournament play of some of your favorite video games, including Rock Band!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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