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Heritage Days, parade, junkin’ to fill weekend

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hamilton County Heritage Days are this weekend!

And that’s not all.

Newly crowned Dove Queen Kyndall Ingram and her court will ride a new float in the Dove Festival parade Saturday at 10 a.m., and Junkin’ Journey will be on the square all day.

Also, Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department and the Women Behind the Boots will be having a bake sale and burgers on the square Saturday.

And there will be a car show with an estimated 60 cars Saturday on Henry Street between the courthouse annex and Burlap Rose.

Volunteers have been busy all summer getting the rodeo arena and fairgrounds ready for the Heritage Days celebration, and meanwhile at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, volunteers organized and presented an outstanding Dove Festival Pageant last Saturday and cut out hundreds of flowers for the new float design that will debut in this year’s parade.

The weekend will start with Rock the Pavilion Thursday, featuring AC/ DC and Journey tribute bands and vendors at the Jayson Harris Pavilion in Fair Park.

Friday activities include vendors, food trucks an open rodeo and entertainment by Jake Hooker and Clayton Landau.

Saturday will be Junkin’ Journey all day on the square, Dove Festival parade at 10 a.m., corn hole tournament at noon at the JL Hamilton Plaza in Pecan Creek Park and more Heritage Days celebrations including vendors and food trucks, along with a goat roping, car show, kids activities, horseshoe tournament, stock show, open rodeo and entertainment by Texas Renegade, Tommy Alverson and Tejas Brothers.

Sunday will include vendors and food trucks, goat roping, matched ranch horse races, music by Los Mariachi Locos, Clint Janisch acoustic, Kyle Park and Koe Wetzel and an after-party with Jake Hooker and the Outsiders and Clayton Landau.

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A schedule of the weekend’s events is also included as an insert to this week’s edition of the Hamilton Herald-News.