Released by the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce:
LINDALE, TX - Mark your calendars for Saturday October 9th: CountryFest will be here again! For those of you new to the Lindale Area be prepared to have fun!!!
Start your day with a pancake breakfast at the Methodist Church. Pancakes will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Adult tickets are $4.00 and children are $2.50. Next, find a good spot to relax and enjoy one of the largest parades that East Texas has ever seen. The parade will start at 9:00 a.m. and go down Main Street from the Chamber office to the Countryfest site. Bands, tractors, dignitaries, Shrine midget cars and clowns, floats, and horses all led by LISD SCHOOL BOARD as the Grand Marshall.
Follow the parade to Eagle Spirit Drive and Hwy 69 where you can stroll through the arts and craft booths, gobble a turkey leg and funnel cake while listening to first class entertainment provided by Amanda Froebe's State Farm office: Mike Hammock, Sandie Dickey, Delta Vega, Keith Irwin and Prodigal, Whitney Rodriquez, Kylie Cook, Teen Mania School of Worship, Keri's Dance Factory. Children will spend the day at a variety of activities including: the Lindale State Bank climbing wall, the FFA petting zoo, and Lindale Police Department's Kid's ID Booth. As well as, inflatable fun and of course the Methodist Youth's carnival games and cake walk.
Everyone is sure to have a good time at the Kiwanis Silent and Live Auction. Bidders can take home items from local merchants. Past auction items have included: restaurant gift cards, merchant gift cards, jewelry, autographed memorabilia, and trips. Also, make sure you stop by and purchase some raffle tickets for a great prize.
Old Mill Pond (Parrott Park) will be open for tours, come and see the rich heritage that this museum will offer. The City has worked diligently to expand the museum so families can see the unique collection that Bill Parrott has.
The events will end with Shrine Bullfest. Put on your boots and hat for a night of live entertainment and bull riding. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. the cowboys will start the competition.
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