Entertainers on tap for Saturday's OctoberFest
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:00 AM
Visitors can expect a bevy of great entertainers along with arts and crafts and food concessions at Saturday's OctoberFest in DeWeese Park across from the public library.
Sponsored by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council, the annual event be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Entertainment chairman Jeff Stewart is excited about this year's entertainment lineup.
"This year's event will have a great line-up of musicians, singers and bands," Stewart said.
Starting off OctoberFest will be Justin Ross Snow at 9 a.m. followed by Krissy Winstead at 10 a.m.
At 11 a.m. Judah, a praise band, will perform with Stewart's son, Nick, and his band Bad Habit at noon.
Following Bad Habit, Stewart has an open slot which he hopes to fill with a "surprise" artist.
The band Detour will finish out the day's entertainment beginning at 2 p.m.
Visitors will also have the chance to shop with numerous vendors selling their homemade wares.
Arts Council President Tim Moore said this year's OctoberFest will have a new booth showcasing bottle art.
Also new this year is a booth with Choctaw traditional basket weaving demonstrations.
"We are planning lots of great activities that people of all ages can enjoy," said Moore. "Food concessions will include grilled burgers, sausage dogs, grilled peppers and onions, as well as hot dogs. There will be brownies and homemade sweet treats for sale as well."
The kid's station area will again be open this year and will include jumpers, face-painting and clothesline arts.
This year, however, it will be moved from the library parking lot to the lower level of the park.
"The PNC Arts Council is working hard to raise money for renovations to the Ellis Theater for everyone to enjoy in our community," Moore said. "It is important to us to showcase all art forms at OctoberFest. We have so much talent in our area and it's fun for the entire family."
In November the Arts Council will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and in December they will hold auditions for "Seussical the Musical" to be directed by Tim and Andrea Moore.