Thursday, June 5, 2014
Byhalia Festival set for June 19-21
The Byhalia Festival, sponsored by the Byhalia Lions Club, is set for three days – June 19-21. It will be held at Highway 309 and Highway 78. Gates open at 5 p.m. daily and close at midnight. Military personnel are admitted free. Parking is free.
Thursday is wristband night which allows a person to ride as many rides as many times as he wishes from opening to closing hour. Admission to the festival is $5 but children ages 11 and under get in free all three nights.
The carnival starts at 5 p.m. Thursday and the Byhalia Arts Council Talent and Art Show runs from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday is the J-Bar-B Championship Rodeo from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Admission Friday night is $10 for those 12 years of age and older and includes admittance to the rodeo. Musical entertainment is by the Backstreet Crawlers, starting at 9 p.m. and playing until midnight. Carnival rides are not included in the price of admission.
Saturday night admission for those 12 and over is $10. The J-Bar-B Rodeo is from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., followed by Nick Garrison Band from 9 p.m. until midnight. Saturday is wristband night for the carnival and rides are not included in the price of admission.
Fireworks, blues slated for July 3 downtown
A big fireworks show is set for July 3 during the kickoff of the Bikers ’N Blues Night in downtown Holly Springs.
Contract Fabricators and the city are sponsoring the fireworks show. The Holly Springs Main Street Chamber’s promotions committee organized the Bikers ’N Blues, which this year enters its fourth season, according to Charles Terry with the committee.
Bikers night will continue each Thursday night through the summer and ends the last Thursday night in September.
Terry said the sound stage will be set up July 3 at the north end of Market Street for this night only, then move back to North Center Street for the remainder of the season.
Two bands have been asked to perform for the first blues show of the year. The street opens at 6 p.m. with D.J. music. Bands are set to play at 7 p.m. The 30-minute fireworks show begins about 9 p.m.
Park Street, in the area of Spring Hollow Park, will be closed to traffic and pedestrians during the fireworks show. The fireworks will be visible from Market Street, high over the old jail, water house and fire station.
“Bring your lawn chairs and make yourself comfortable,” Terry said.
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