GLENWOOD — The local Chamber of Commerce has announced the schedule for the 2015 Caddo River Festival.
Scheduled to be held Friday afternoon, April 24 and all day Saturday, April 25, the festival is set to feature a variety of musical genres.
The food court will open on Friday at noon along with the arts and crafts vendors that have arrived. Vendors may begin to set up at 8 a.m. on Friday morning.
Motorists are reminded that while some of the side streets will be closed earlier Friday, Broadway will shut down to traffic around 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed until the festival’s end late Saturday night.
Friday night at 5:30 the opening ceremonies will commence on Broadway, hosted by US 97 radio personality Vicki Parker, who will serve as the festival emcee.
As part of the opening ceremonies, the 1965 girl’s state championship team from Glenwood High School will be commemorated.
Opening the festival on Friday night the bluegrass group Interstate 30 will perform from 6-7:30, gospel bluegrass group Tribe will be on the stage from 7:30-8:30 and Christian rock band B Positive will close the evening’s entertainment from 8:30-9:30.
On Saturday the River Fest 5K registration will open at 7 a.m. at City Hall and the race will commence at 8 a.m. Those who register for the race in advance will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Registration will cost $15 in advance or $20 the day of the race. A free “fun run” will also be held for kids during the adult race.
The race, will also take place down city streets, including Third and Lakeshore, thus drivers are asked to watch for runners during the times of the race. Oranges, bananas and water will be provided to the runners courtesy of the Glenwood Chamber of Commerce, including a water table that will be located at Lakeshore and Gilmore, a location that runners will pass by twice.
Also, at 8 a.m., registration for the car show will be held at the vacant lot beside Mercy Clinic. The car show will commence at 9 p.m.
The inaugural Baggo tournament sponsored by the Glenwood Fire Department will be held on Saturday, 9 a.m. in front of the fire department. Registration for the event will be held at 8 a.m. and will cost $20 for 2 person teams.
Antique tractors will be available for viewing at 9:00 a.m, and the Horseshoe tournament will begin at 11 a.m. at the railroad bed located on the corner of First and Broadway.
The awarding of the 5K race winner will be held on stage at 10 a.m. and will then give way to New Age Vintage, a rock group comprised of former Adayas Rock members, who will perform until 11 a.m.
Featured on the stage on Saturday afternoon will be TNT Gymnastics at 11 a.m., Sarah Cowart’s piano students at 1 p.m., car show winner presentations at 2 p.m., Shannon’s School of Dance at 3 p.m. and the presentation of plaques to Baggo and horseshoe tournament winners at 4 p.m.
The evening entertainment will be comprised of two bands with country music leanings – David Ball and the Hired Hands at 5 p.m. and Night Hawk at 8 p.m.
For the complete schedule of events, please see page 5 of Today’s Herald.
Additionally, the event is still seeking volunteers for the event, especially those that are available on Friday morning to aid with vendor set-up and man the festival booth that will be located in front of the Bainum Library and Learning Center. Those interested in volunteering can contact Volunteer Director Patsy Webb at Bear State Bank.
For more information on the event, or to volunteer services, call (870) 356-5266, email email@example.com, or see Caddo RiverFest on Facebook.