Patriots are set to fill Red River Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 22, 2021, as the Patriot Celebration starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 10 p.m.
To kick off the Patriot Celebration, a Patriot Parade will roll through the streets at 9:30 a.m. up Highway 271 North and back to the fairgrounds. Shortly after, Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial Cook-Off barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. ($10 per person).
From noon-5 p.m., there will be booths, games and classic cars. Booths and games will be in the CEC building in the fairgrounds. Classic cars will be displayed on the fairgrounds.
A corn hole tournament, $40 per team, will start at 1 p.m. with a minimum $500 payout to the winning team. Registration for the corn hole tournament will begin at noon.
Food trucks will be on-site for evening meals, and various bands will play from 1:30-10 p.m.
Bands to play and their times:
- Merrol Ray Acoustic Performance, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Fred Erben, 3-4 p.m.
- Dustin May and Cousins Gospel Singers, 4:30-6 p.m.
- Bois D’Arc Bottom Band, 6:30-8 p.m.
- Stacy Musgrove and Stoney Creek Band, 8:30-10 p.m.
For more information about the Patriot Celebration festivities, contact Robert Black at 903-905-0679, Rickey Franklin at 903-517-9905 or Kenneth Marshall at 903-495-3988.
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