Clydesdale festival this week in Byhalia
The annual Byhalia Clydesdale Christmas Store Festival is here. The big event will be held at highways 309 and 78 this Thursday through Saturday, June 17-19. 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 (boiled crawfish and cajun food). The J Bar B Rodeo will be featured Friday and Saturday – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be a magic show from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Cow-chip bingo is set for Saturday at 6 p.m. There will also be a $500 raffle ticket give-away drawing on Saturday night (must be present to win).
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.
Ticket information is available on the festival website – www.nmshillcountrypicnic.com.
Ida B. Wells Banquet July 10 at Hudsonville
Tickets are on sale for the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Commemorative Banquet.
It will be held at the Hudsonville C.M.E. Church Family Life Center on Saturday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Tiana L. Ferrell, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells.
Tickets are $25 each.
For more information on the commemorative banquet or the museum, contact Rev. Leona Harris at 662-252-3232.
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