McKenzie’s Sweet Tea and Pickins’ Festival

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The City of McKenzie promises a fun-filled  time Friday and Saturday at the Sweet Tea and Southern Pickin’s Festival.

“You are guaranteed a good time, so come and enjoy lots of activities and fabulous food,” said Mayor Jill Holland.

On Friday the public is invited to stroll through McKenzie Antique At 14890 Highland from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Merchants Outlet Mall at 15390 Highland form 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Jack Martin’s Jewelry at 2368 Cedar St. from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Renaissance Bluegrass band will perform downtown.

Food trucks will be set up along Banner Row and Broadway.

On Saturday, vendors will set up in the downtown park across form 2312 Cedar St, also on South Main St. and along Waldran St.  There will also inside booths at McKenzie Antique Mall, Merchants Outlet Mall and Jack Martin’s Jewelry.

At the Farmers Market on Saturday there will be crafts, produce, baked goods and plants along with the Music and Mums event from 8 a.m. until noon. Mums and pumpkins will be available. Drink complimentary sweet tea while checkisg out “the biggest sunflower contest. There will be live bluegrass music featuring Noah Smyth from 10 until 11 at the Farmers Market at 2431 Cedar St. and from 1 to 2 p.m. at Merchants Outlet Mall. On Broadway St. downtown you can check our the inside/outside sidewalk sales.

In the afternoon, local talent will be performing at the gazebo in the downtown park.

Tera Townsend will perform from 1 – 2 p.m. and Chris McGuigan will entertain from 2 – 3 p.m.

More music will be provided  during the afternoon on stage at 233 Broadway.

The TOM band will provide their style of music from 3-5 p.m. Flashback comes on stage at 5 p.m. and performs until 7 p.m. At 7 p.m, the Hog Slop String Band will perform from 7 to 9 p .m. to close out the activities for the weekend.

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