The Evarts Tourist and Convention Commission invites everyone to attend their sixth annual Labor Day Festival beginning at noon on Sept. 1. There will be lots of fun for the entire family, live music and vendors.
“We’ll have free inflatables for the kids to enjoy from noon to 8 p.m.,” said Evarts City Clerk Kristi Lamb. “One of our crowd favorites is the 50/50 split duck race. Tickets for the race will also be available at city hall before the festival. The Harlan County Shriners will be there giving train rides for the whole family to enjoy.”
During the festival you have the opportunity to purchase things such as candles and tarts, cookbooks, homemade soaps and lotion, along with decorative soap dispensers, hair accessories and handmade unique head bands. There will be feather accessories,Wildcat umbrellas and caps, horseshoe jewelry, wood crafts, T-shirts, crocheted hair bows and rugs, beaded jewelry, purses, vintage dolls, fabric storage baskets, black bear figurines, baseball hats, blow up toys for the kids, hand crafted yard signs, picture frames, holiday decor, wreaths and much more.
“If you are hungry you will find deep fried Oreos, polish sausage, barbecued pulled pork sandwiches, chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches, sno-cones, hot dogs, baked goods and candy, ice cream cones, funnel cakes just to name a few,” said Lamb.
There will be D.J. Music by Jim Helton from noon to 6 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. there will be free live gospel music performed by Tony Dean and Family and the evening will finish off with some old time rock and roll and country classics from Big Daddy and The Heat.
The fire department will be selling chances to win a zip line ride at the Black Mountain Thunder Zip Line. Tickets are $2 each. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets before the festival may contact city hall. The Evarts Public Library will have a booth and give away books they no longer need free of charge.
“The Evarts Labor Day Festival has grown every year and I know how hard our tourism commission works to put this on each year,” said Mayor Eddie Manning. “This festival is not only for the citizens of Clover Fork, so we encourage everyone from Harlan County to come out and bring the kids for the inflatables and Shriners train ride. The city of Evarts and the Evarts Tourism Commission have always looked at this as a way of giving back to our community.”
For more information, you may call 837-0609.
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