Clydesdale festival just two weeks away
The annual Byhalia Clydesdale Christmas Store Festival is just a few weeks away – June 17-19.
The festival will be held at highways 309 and 78. Gates open at 5 p.m. and close at midnight.
Activities include a carnival, entertainment and lots of good food.
Thursday will be Biker Night and carnival wristband night, and Friday is Rajun Cajun Night. The J-Bar B Rodeo will be featured Friday and Saturday – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be a free magic show from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The entertainment schedule includes Eddie Smith, Thursday from 7:30 p.m. until midnight; Rob and The Rage, Friday from 9 p.m. until midnight; and The Dirt Brothers Band, country music recording stars, Saturday night.
Hill Country Picnic scheduled June 25-26
Now in its fifth year, the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic will be held June 25-26, off Highway 349 in Potts Camp.
This year’s festival lineup features Hill Country musicians Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, The North Mississippi Allstars, Jimbo Mathus, Rising Star Fife and Drum Band and many more. The two-day festival takes place on an 1,100-acre site in the rolling hills of Marshall County and will run from noon until after midnight both days.
The festival is the brainchild of Potts Camp resident and acclaimed bluesman Kenny Brown, who has witnessed first-hand the worldwide appeal and influence of Hill Country Blues through his long tenure with R.L. Burnside and travels with his own band.
“We’ve got a great lineup, and we hope people will come out to enjoy the music, workshop, food and camping, Brown said.
Ticket information is available on the festival website – www.nmshillcountrypicnic.com.
Byhalia police officers respond to 28 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 28 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – motor vehicle accidents, 1; disturbances, 2; domestic calls, 1; thefts, 1; animal-related calls, 1; juveniles, 1; assists, 1; medical assistance, 3; fires, 1; miscellaneous calls, 12; and damaged property, 4.
Byhalia police officers made five arrests during the past week.
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