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Next Two Weekends Bringing Fall Festivities to Knightstown Area
September 12, 2007 - Over the next two weekends, Knightstown will celebrate the coming of fall with two large festivals, the Knightstown Chamber of Commerce’s (COC) annual Hoosier Fall Fest this Saturday and Sunday, and Boondocks Farms’ Country Fest on September 22-23.
Located on the Public Square, the chamber festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a lip sync contest from 10 a.m.-noon. A variety of entertainment follows on the entertainment stage. The day’s featured concert starts at 7 p.m. and features Ari-West, the house band for Indianapolis country radio station Hank 97.1.
A host of vendors will set up merchandise stands both Saturday and Sunday. The Knightstown High School FFA will host a petting zoo and “Cow Chip Bingo” attraction. A free pumpkin patch will allow kids to pick out Halloween pumpkins. The Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual pancake breakfast starting from 7-11 a.m. Basket weaving classes and face painting are on tap for children. Most of these attractions take place both days, with the exception of the pancake breakfast.
Entertainment continues on Sunday, though the festival won’t officially open until noon. Three acts, including two bands and the Southern Way Cloggers, will appear Sunday.
Boondocks Farms opens its gates next weekend, September 22-23. Sponsored by Hank 91.1 FM, Hunt Catering, Royal Hylands Golf Club, Ameriana, Van Hoy Oil, Tom True Auto and Knightstown Meats & Catering, Country Fest offers some unusual activities coupled with live bluegrass and country music, an “Outdoor Sportsman’s Den,” and a barbecue cooking contest.
On the unusual side, participants will engage in a series of “Redneck Games,” including a Redneck Queen competition, a “country sayings” contest, iron skillet toss, toilet seat horseshoes, sweet corn eating contest and a mud pit belly flop, among others.
The event gets underway on September 22 at 10 a.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. On Sunday, September 23, Country Fest starts at noon and ends at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but vehicles are $5. Standing attractions at Boondocks Farms will also be open. Some of those include the pumpkin patch with 12 varieties of pumpkins, corn maze honoring the Indianapolis Colts, farm animals, exotic foods and the 18-hole disc golf course.
Hosted by Marty Howard, a triple-crown national archery champion, the Outdoor Sportsman’s Den will feature information and demonstrations on hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as a three dimensional archery competition.
Part of the proceeds from Country Fest will go to the Henry County United Fund.
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