Duck Fest this weekend
The 24th annual Trumann Wild Duck Festival officially begins at 3 p.m. Friday with the opening of vendor booths.
Bluff City Shows carnival will be open to the public starting Wednesday, Sept. 27 and runs through Saturday night with a $10 arm band each night.
Friday night activities will feature hay rides, craft and novelty booths, civic organization booths, carnival rides, games for the entire family at the TRC Building and a dance with live band Silverjack. And of course their will be yummy food of all kinds
Saturday will open with a parade at 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin in the old Wal-Mart parking lot and proceed down Hwy 463 to the intersection of Main and 463. Participants can either exit the parade there or turn right in front of the Fire Station and continue to the sports complex. Anyone who would like to participate in the parade needs to be at the old Wal-Mart parking lot by 9 a.m.
Activities following the parade include a senior softball Tournament, soccer games, skeet shoot hosted by Ducks Unlimited, hay rides, carnival rides, craft and novelty booths, food booths, music, motorcycle scavenger hunt, horseshoe contest, "Strut Your Mutt" dog show, wrestling by "Totally Pro Wrestling," motorcycle games, more games for the entire family at the TRC Building and a dance with live band Sudden Mishap. There will be a karaoke contest with $100 prize for kids and $100 prize for adults beginning around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
Booths are available free of charge to sell crafts or novelty items. Those wishing to reserve a booth should call 870-483-5355.
The past employees of the Parker Factory are having a picnic/reunion on Saturday.
Schedule of events:
Sept. 27 and 28 - Arm Band at the Carnival "Bluff City Shows"
Friday, Sept. 29
3 -10 p.m. - booths open
4 -10 p.m. - hay rides
5-11 p.m. - Carnival -- "Bluff City Shows"
6 p.m. - Games at TRC Building
7:30 -10 p.m. - band "SILVERJACK"
Saturday, Sept. 30
9:30 a.m. - Wild Duck Festival Parade
10 a.m. - Parker employees picnic
10 a.m. - Sr. Softball Tournament
10:30 a.m. - soccer games
10:30 a.m. - skeet shoot- Ducks Unlimited
10:30 a.m. - booths open and hay rides
10:30 a.m. - Motorcycle scavenger hunt
11 a.m. - carnival -- "Bluff City Shows"
11 a.m. -- 12 p.m. - music Jerry Willis
12 -- 1 p.m. - gospel music Tim Dunahoo
1 p.m. - horseshoe contest
1:30 p.m. - "Strut Your Mutt" dog show
2:30 p.m. - hot dog eating contest
3 p.m. - duck calling contest
3 -- 5 p.m. - wrestling Totally Pro Wrestling
4:30 p.m. - bike games
5 p.m. - games at TRC Building -
7:30 -- 10 p.m. - Karaoke Contest and Sudden Mishap band
Grand finale - $1,000 give away