Red, White & Blue Festival Announces Early Lineup Of Events

An early look at the events planned for the Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival indicates a lot of wholesome family centered activities, according to festival director Sherry Bridges.

The 38th annual salute to veterans and Old Glory will be June 13-15.

All the entertainment is a mix of country, bluegrass and gospel. New for this year is a fiddle contest with the winner receiving $100. For the youth, Christian rock bank ‘Lasting Hope’ will be in concert.

The CHS Yearbook staff will sponsor the Prince and Princess Contest. “Years ago the prince was dropped from the contest and the yearbook staff has selected to bring it back for this year’s patriotic salute,” said Bridges.

There will be lots of family fun with new contests, including an Ugly Woman Contest and a photo contest for those who enjoy photography.

There will also be a cornhole tourney, golf scramble, pie & cake baking contest, the RWB talent show, pet & bike parade and the PTO sponsored Baby Contest.

The Jimmy Stewart Memorial 3/3 basketball tourney will tipp off on Saturday morning and the Crothersville Lions Club will sponsor the parade which steps off at 4 p.m. on June 15.

Grandview Junction, featuring from Crothersville resident Linda Miller Musselwhite, will perform bluegrass and gospel music on Friday. Crothersville’s own popular Southern Comfort band will perform on Saturday evening.

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

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

Terry & Susan Hatfield of Port Lavaca, Texas will be back with their petting zoo and pony rides.

Derby City Amusements will provide the carnival for this year’s festival. Pre-sales of arm bands can be purchase for $12 at The Peoples Bank.

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

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