March 30 – April 2, 2011
Events for the 2011 Egg Scramble Jamboree begin on Saturday, March 26th with the pageant at the Lamar High School Cafeteria. The carnival begins on Wednesday, March 30th and continues through Saturday night.
“We’re excited about the upcoming Egg Scramble Jamboree and hope everyone will be coming out to the event,” said Lamar Mayor Bobby Hudson. “This is a long-standing tradition in Lamar, and the Town Council wishes everyone will have a great time. We have a small town atmosphere with a big city flair.” (scnow.com)
The festival will wrap up on Saturday night with the EZ Street Band playing beach, blues, country and classic rock from 7:00 pm to close at 10:00 pm. All festival events in within walking distance in downtown Lamar, South Carolina. For more information about the festival, visit the Egg Scramble Jamboree website.
Here is a list of other Egg Scramble Jamboree events:
- Diamond S Rodeo (8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday evening) at 323 Warren Avenue.
- Classic Car Show (2:00 pm on Saturday) at the United Methodist Church.
- Egg Scramble Jamboree Parade (11:00 am on Saturday) begins at Lamar High School and finishes at Lamar First Baptist Church on Main Street.
- Live Entertainment (6 pm – 10 pm Friday & 1 pm – 10 pm Saturday) at Railroad Avenue.
- Entertainment and Vendors (4 pm – 10 pm Friday & 9 am – 10 pm Saturday) on Main Street and Railroad Avenue.
(Photo Credit: Offbeat Photography)
April 14-16, 2011
Since 1977, Pike County has been celebrating Hillbilly Days. This nationally known annual event is a fundraiser to benefit the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Held in Downtown Pikeville each April, this is one festival you’ve got to see to believe! Come enjoy the festivities and craziness of Hillbilly Days and bring the family! There is something for everyone with hundreds of food and craft booths, a huge carnival, and music throughout the town. Y’all will be assured of having three days of outrageous fun, food, and frolic.
Hillbilly Days offers loads of fun for all participants, but there is true meaning behind the event. For 35 years, Shriners have faithfully traveled all over the United States and Canada to help crippled children. So, when you come upon Shriners all decked out in Hillbilly garb or driving one of those modified Hillbilly limousines, remember the children whose lives are being enhanced.
Hillbilly days improves each year as Shriners, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Pike County Government, City of Pikeville and local volunteers transform downtown Pikeville into one of the most unique festivals in the world!
Hillbilly Days was started by Howard “Dirty Ear” Stratton and ” Shady” Grady Kinney, two Shriners with the Hillbilly Clan Outhouse No. 2 in Pikeville, The festival is attended by over 100,000 folks and continues to get bigger and better each year. Mr. Stratton says that for about as long as he can remember both he and Mr. Kinney wanted a festival in Pike County. They got the idea for Hillbilly Days in 1976 while going to another festival in Portsmouth, Ohio, and upon returning they started their work. In 1977, they got all Hillbilly Clans together in one place, Pike County, Kentucky. Mr. Kinney has unfortunately passed, but his memory lives on in every hillbilly heart. A monument honoring Mr. Kinney has been placed in the Pikeville City Park.
Hillbilly days takes place in downtown Pikeville, Kentucky, nestled in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. The festival is held on Second Street, but you can take a free shuttle from several parking lots nearby. To learn more about this event, visit the Hillbilly Days website.
March 15 – April 1, 2012
Presented by Pepsi, Kia Motors America and Sedano’s Supermarkets, The Fair is ranked the largest fair in Florida, attracting well over half a million visitors annually. This adrenaline filled 18-day event includes LIVE! entertainment, state-of-the-art rides, skill games, outrageous fair foods and livestock/agricultural competitions. The Fair proudly showcases more than 50,000 local student exhibits, both artistic and academic, and generously supports youth achievement programs throughout the year.
For more information, visit The Fair website.
The Fair tickets are only $10. You can also find discounted tickets and ride coupons at The Fair website. Group discounts are also available.
(Photo Credits: Bob B. Brown, joelle.marie, and ~deiby, on Flickr.com)
Chance of a Thunderstorm84°/72°
March 18-27, 2011
It’s the Pinkest Party on Earth! Macon Georgia’s International Cherry Blossom Festival is returning on March 18th. Tickets are on sale now at the event website. Macon boasts more than 300,000 flowering Yoshino cherry trees which are waiting to show their colors. The Cherry Blossom Festival, one of the largest in the country, continues for more than a week with events including a bed race, parade, fireworks, fashion show, street market, hot air balloons, and nightly concerts. It’s gonna be a busy week with nearly 100 events all across town.
Here is just a sampling of the festival events:
- Carnival Rides – March 19th through the 26th. Rides are free from 9 am to 11 am on Saturday morning.
- Free Nightly Concerts – Every night a different band will play at the Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage.
- Cherry Blossom Gala – Friday night, March 13th at the Macon City Auditorium. Music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person or $10 balcony.
- Tunes and Balloons – Saturday, March 19th. Tethered hot air balloon rides, music and children’s activities. $5; children under 6 are free. Free parking.
- Fashion Show and Pink Champagne Brunch – Thursday, March 24th at the Anderson Conference Center. $35 per person.
- Party with a Purpose – Friday night, March 25th featuring contemporary Christian recording artist Mark Schultz. Tickets are $10.
- Street Party – Saturday night, March 26th, in downtown Macon with music by OutKast, Big Boi, and Jamey Johnson. Tickets for this event are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate.
The Cherry Blossom Festival was born in 1982 under the auspices of the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission, and was developed around the basic principles of “love, beauty and international friendship.” Despite its humble beginnings, the festival has become one of the Top 20 Events in the South, Top 50 Events in the U.S. and Top 100 Events in North America. It has grown from a three-day festival with 30 events, to a 10-day celebration featuring hundreds of events planned to entertain all ages and backgrounds.
(Photo Credit: Quinn Dombrowski @ Flickr.com)
Chance of a Thunderstorm81°/57°