39th Patriotic Festival Kicks Off Next Month

The Crothersville Red White & Blue Festival will kick off for it’s 39th year, on June 12, 13 & 14.  The festival known as, “Indiana’s Most Patriotic Festival”, will salute our veterans and “Old Glory”, according to festival director Sherry Bridges

New to the festival this year will be a Little Miss and Mr. Red White & Blue for boys and girls ages 5-7 years. This contest will be on Thursday evening June 12 along with the baby contest. Crothersville PTO is in charge of both contests.

Also new this year, the Fiddle Contest will be divided into age groups, 14 years and under and 15 through adult.

Bobby Deal, entertainment director has a full slate of bluegrass, gospel and country music. Crothersville’s own Brian Fink will take center stage on Thursday evening after the Talent Show. Friday is Bluegrass and gospel night with Grandview Junction, featuring from Crothersville resident Linda Miller Musselwhite. Southern Comfort a well know country band from Crothersville will close out the festival on Saturday night.

The CHS Yearbook staff under the direction of Zabrina Nicholson will sponsor the Prince and Princess Contest.

The Jimmy Stewart Memorial 3/3 basketball tourney will tip off on Saturday morning and the Crothersville Lions Club will sponsor the parade which steps off at 4 p.m. on June 14.

A 5k run walk sponsored by the CHS Class of 2016 will begin at 8:30am on Saturday.

The antique farm machinery show has become one the bigger attractions of the annual community festival. Kevin Hoevener said he is anticipating another great show.

Brady Amusements will provide the carnival for this year’s festival. “This is the same carnival that is at the Seymour Octoberfest,” said Bridges. “We will once again offer pre-sale arms bands.

The photo contest will return this year. Last year’s contest drew almost 40 Jackson County entries. Also returning is the cake and pie contest. The goodies will be auctioned off Saturday evening with the proceeds going to the Jackson County Veterans Christmas Cheer Baskets. Last year $131 dollars was raised for this local charity.

Brady Riley is the festival media director and all information can be viewed at www. crothersvillerwb.com or you can like us on Facebook.

Bridges said booth space is filling up and some additional events are still in the planning stages.