Thursday, June 22, 2006
Clydesdale festival this week
By SUE WATSON
The third annual Clydesdale Christmas Festival is this week, June 21-24, with lots of fun, food, games, rides, live music and a rodeo on the ticket this year.
All proceeds go to buying toys for Christmas for children in North Mississippi with most of it going to children living in Marshall County.
Gates open at 4 p.m. and close at 12 p.m. every day. The festival will be located again this year east of Byhalia near the U.S. 78 and Highway 309 exit.
Wednesday, June 21, is family night and includes free admission. Armbands for unlimited rides can be purchased. Parking is $2 with all proceeds going to the Warsaw and Byhalia fire departments.
Thursday, June 22, the festival includes live music by the Roger Miller Band. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children under age 12 down to 3 years old. Children under 3 years of age are admitted free every night. Armbands may be purchased to get unlimited carnival rides.
Friday, June 22, there is the carnival beginning at 4 p.m., rodeo entertainment by J Bar B from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and live music by Bliss from 9 p.m. until 11:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 24, there will be live music from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., J Bar B Rodeo from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., and the Gabby Johnson Band will entertain from 9 p.m. until 11:45 p.m. Saturday’s event includes a blood drive.
A pie and cake judging starts at 5 p.m. Saturday. Entries must be brought between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to the judges’ tent next to the stage. Winners of the best cake and best pie contest will each receive $200. The pies and cakes must be homemade and the festival organizers will not be responsible for returning utensils or dishes. Winners will be announced at the end of the rodeo. Those entering the pie or cake contest must pay to get into the festival, but there is no entry fee for the contest.
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