17th Annual Dogwood Days Festival in Horseshoe Bend

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17th Annual Dogwood Days Festival in Horseshoe Bend

All Day Saturday, May 11

Meet History’s American Picker’s Danielle Colby at Horseshoe Bend’s Dogwood Days Festival on Saturday, May 11! There will be no charge to meet Danielle, tickets will be available at the ticket booth at the Music in the Mountains Theatre in the Diamond B Mall beginning at 9 a.m. on a first come-first served basis. Danielle will appear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The schedule of events includes the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church; Golf Tournament at the Golf Course on Turkey Mountain with a 9 a.m. shotgun start; Miss Arkansas USA Hannah Billingsley; Wheels in the Bend Vehicle Show; Mz. Dogwood Men’s Beauty Pageant; Big Thunder Tater Shoot Workshop & Demo; Ronzo The Clown; Mattie the Monkey; Free Kids Games, FNBC Train & Bouncy Houses; BBQ Supper at 5 p.m. ALL DAY MUSIC: DJ Doctor Steve Clark; Deadwood Groove; Robert and Joe Hutheson; Blue Dogwood, Foul Play at the gazebo.

Booth space still available, call Tina Barnes, 870-670-5433 or 501-412-4088 (cell).

2013 – City of Horseshoe Bend’s Golden Anniversary – 50 years for Horseshoe Bend!

Start the day off with a Kiwanis pancake breakfast at the United Methodist Church starting at 7:00 am. If you are a golfer, the Dogwood Days Golf Tournament begins at 8:00 at Turkey Mountain Golf Course with coffee and donuts. The tournament is a 3 Person Scramble with a 9:00 Shotgun Start. The Entry Fee is $120 per Team, or you can be a Hole Sponsor for $100. If you are interested, contact Chamber Board Member Gene Stanton at 670-4344.

The Dogwood Days Festival opening ceremony begins at the Gazebo at 9:00 am, followed by the Pet Pageant at 9:15 with music by DJ Doctor Steve Clark.

Kids activities: Come see all of the fish in the Arkansas Game and Fish 1000 gallon aquarium back here in Horseshoe Bend this year. We will have free pony rides and Craig and Jody Huckabee are

going to have their horses on display! Ronzo the Clown will perform a magic show, and Mattie the Monkey will be there greeting the children and giving an educational lesson on Monkeys. A face

painter will be here to add to the excitement of the day, and the FNBC train will be running. Lots of games and prizes too! To keep these activities free of charge, we are asking for donations from

our very generous community. If you would like to make a donation, please just stop by the chamber office. Thank you to these early donors: George and Geri Lewis, Bank of Salem, FNBIC, Freedom Ford, Turkey Mountain Ladies Golf, Monty McCurley State Farm Insurance, Knockout Exterminators, an anonymous donation, CenturyLink, and Little Theater of HSB. Horseshoe Health & Medicine will have their bounce houses available in their parking lot to add to the fun!

Wow, Danielle Colby from History’s American Pickers will be here in Horseshoe Bend! While the guys are out picking, Danielle holds down the fort at Antique Archaeology, Mike’s store and base of operations. She spends her time talking to buyers, packing up shipments and keeping Mike and Frank in line, while they keep her in stitches with their antics and jokes. The guys like to say she’s the glue that holds them all together. A mother of two, Danielle is always working on a new creative project, whether it’s painting, designing clothes or selling vintage-inspired gifts online.

Getting her here is paid for totally by these sponsors: Mayor Bob and Tina Barnes, FNBC, Southfork River Living & Therapy Center, an anonymous donation, IESI, Crown Point Health & Rehab, First Community Bank, Cup’d Up Calls, along with NAEC, Senator David Wyatt, and Bancorp South. If you or your business would like to be a Danielle sponsor, please contact Tina Barnes at 670-4524.

We already have over 50 food and craft vendors signed up. With the popularity of this year’s events and headliner, vendor spots will fill up fast. You can get a Vendor Application by calling the chamber at 670-5433, on our website at www.horseshoebendarcc.com, or by e-mailing dogwooddayshsb@gmail.com.

Events:

Wheels In The Bend (located in the FNBC parking lot), Mz. DOGwood Men’s Beauty Pageant, bands on stage playing throughout the day, and Woodcarver Martin Smith will have a demonstration in the park area. The end of the day BBQ supper, sponsored by Arkansas State Representative Tommy Wren, is at the Eagle’s with music by Hwy 289 Band.

Sign up sheets are available at the chamber office for: Wheels In The Bend, Pet Pageant, Mz. DOGwood Men’s Beauty Pageant, and the Golf Tournament. If you are interested in any of these events, the more the merrier!

Big Thunder: Big Thunder Workshop and Demonstration Day is part of the 27th Annual Dogwood Days Festival. At the workshop, they will be demonstrating spud guns, raffling off a complete spudgun kit, and several one of a kind custom made conversation pieces. They will help to prepare spudgun enthusiasts for the Big Thunder State Championship in October at Turkey Mountain with free consulting. Buy one or more raffle tickets and they’ll help measure your distance and accuracy. They will bring the official distance records just in case you think you can beat them. Can’t wait? To keep informed about upcoming events, subscribe to their free newsletter at www.bigthunderpotatoshoot.info or email them at info@bigthunderpotatoshoot.info.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the second Saturday in May – May 11th, 2013, so you don’t miss out on the fun!