|Happening @ Homecoming|
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|Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:03 PM|
Jump up and find yourself a frog: Dillsboro Homecoming is just around the corner! With this year’s theme As Time Goes On, the May 16-19 street festival features old-time contests, frog jumping and costumed competition, Grampa Cratchet, Poor Jack Amusements midway and Nashville entertainment, said co-chairman Brett “Mooch” Hamilton.
And returning from the past? Bingo!
Wednesday’s activities begin at 7 p.m., with opening ceremonies followed by prince and princess, king and queen and other awards, then Twinkie eating, a scavenger hunt, apple peeling, corn shelling and crosscut saw competitions.
Stage entertainment begins on Thursday, with Skallywags providing the music at 8:30 p.m., following the baby contest at 7:15 p.m. Registration for the 24-month and under crowd will be 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
“We’re trying to have a smoke-free entertainment area,” Hamilton said, asking smokers to respect others sharing their space.
Frog competitions are Friday, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Billed as the 35th annual, the frog contests have no entry fee and no age limit. Following, Midnight Special will play classic rock from the 70s and 80s at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday is chockful of activities:
Evening entertainment includes Linda Lee from Arcadia, Ind., then The Brasher Bogue Project and Michael Ray out of Nashville, all country music performers. The music starts after the opening ceremony at 6 p.m.
“They’re all openers for the headliner, which is Jeff Bates. He’s a pretty good Nashville act,” said Hamilton.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:09 PM|