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Popcorn Festival scheduled

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Soon the smell of popcorn will fill the air.

The 2010 Redenbacher Popcorn Festival of Clay County is only days away, and organizers have released the schedule of events.

The festivities begin Thursday, Sept. 30 with the opening of the carnival at Forest Park running from 5- 10 p.m. Then Friday, from 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, from noon-11 p.m., after 5 p.m., riders will need to wear two armbands. On Sunday hours will range from noon- 5 p.m. (or later). Anderson Amusements will run the carnival this year. The price is $1.50 per ticket and one ticket per ride or $15 per armband.

Beginning at 5 p.m., a hot dog and sloppy dog dinner with chips and a drink will be served at the popcorn house. Entertainment will begin at 5 p.m., with Moore's Dance Studio, followed by Toni's Tumbling Dance Studio and Tumble Express Dance Studio, all at the Forest Park band shell.

Patrons may begin visiting the Popcorn Festival at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, and a pork chop dinner will be served at the Pavilion and a $250 raffle will take place at 5 p.m. Participants must be present to win.

The "Cornstock Musical Fest Kickoff" will begin with 15th and Hulman at 6 p.m., Big Dead Bird at 7 p.m. and Yearbook Committee at 8 p.m., all musical acts will take place at the band shell.

The Orville Redenbacher Look-Alike Contest will begin at 7:30 p.m., at the Pavilion.

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the popcorn house will be open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. From noon-5 p.m., the Bungy Run, Obstacle Course and Other Things will be open and Farmer Ron's Amazing Field Trip will be open at the Pavilion from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The children's coloring contest will begin at 9 a.m., with judging at 1:30 p.m., and the announcement of the winners at 2 p.m. To enter the contest, each participant must bring one non-perishable food item as a donation to the Senior Citizen's Group of Clay County.

From 9-11 a.m., entries will be taken for the best "popcorn recipe" contest and display, judging will take place at noon. Followed by the popcorn eating contests at noon.

From 9 a.m.-11 p.m., the scarecrow contest and display will take place, judging is at noon and the Clay County Historical Society will have the historic log cabins museum open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Beginning at 11 a.m., the Redenbacher family "Memory Lane" Museum will be open.

The Fire Fighter's Waterball Competition will begin at 2 p.m. Musical entertainment will start at noon with a performance by RideTheWind, followed by the Jackson Township Community Band at 2 p.m. Community Covenant Signing Ceremony will begin at 3 p.m.

The Country Rhodes Fish Fry will begin at 4 p.m., in the pavilion and Blue Moon Swamp will provide entertainment at 7:30 p.m., at the band shell.

The final day of the festival will hold some of the biggest surprises. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the Living Statue will be roaming the festival. Another $250 raffle will take place at 5 p.m., and patrons must be present to win.

The Bungy Run, Obstacle Course and Other Things will open at noon as well as the historic log cabins museum.

A chili cook off will begin at 2 p.m., with the winner being announce at 5 p.m., at the band shell. Seven Bridges Band will be the final act of the festival, which will begin at 3 p.m.

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This is going to be HUGE !!!! Much work has gone into this amazing festival, and I hope the turnout will be bigger and better than ever!!!!

-- Posted by JaniLou on Sun, Sep 26, 2010, at 8:51 PM

Sounds like fun! The Living Statue was wonderful last year. If you missed it, be sure to check it out this year.

-- Posted by JHeffner on Mon, Sep 27, 2010, at 12:26 PM

By the way, this should have been posted as a schedule separated by day and organized by time. This article tries to be read like a story, but it's not. It's confusing.

-- Posted by JHeffner on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 11:23 AM

Festival are always celebrated for fun and enjoyment. But some festivals are the real promoters of culture. The Goa Festival in India are one of the culture oriented festival celebrated for fun and it will also promote the culture of Goa. in this festival all the goan people come together are moving on the goan music. The music always plays the best role in the festival. There are some special foods are make for this festival.is one of the most famous and biggest festival in Goa. The Indian festivals are really very colorful and always culture oriented.


-- Posted by mytravel on Thu, Jul 28, 2011, at 4:51 AM

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