The second Clay County Popcorn Festival will build upon the first one, held last fall in Brazil. The 2004 festival is planned Oct.1-3.
A laser light show has been scheduled this year. Laser Image Productions of Indianapolis will bring the company's 30-foot screen to town and present colorful laser lights and pictures set to music, Evelyn Brown, festival president, said Monday.
The show takes the company 6-8 hours to set up.
For more information, see http://www.laserimagepro.com. The Web site offers samples of the company's work.
Another change will be the decision to include non-handcrafted items this year.
"We're running into a problem," Brown said. "There are many vendors who offer really nice items you cannot buy in stores, but the items are not handmade. Doughmakers is one example. We also know of a man who sells nice jewelry, but he doesn't make it."
The handcrafted and non-handcrafted item booths will be separated during the festival. Brown suggests potential vendors contact her if they want to know if their items are acceptable. Vendors can call her at (812) 448-2307.
Brown is adamant about one thing: "We don't want flea market or garage sale-type items," she said. "The festival is not about that."
Another new attraction this year will be antique fire trucks from Indianapolis.
"We're really excited about that," Brown said.
The trucks will be displayed during the festival and will participate in the annual K-Day Parade.
One more change is being disucussed by Kiwanians: Moving the K-Day Parade to Sunday.
Watch The Times for more information on the Popcorn Festival.