The Fall Heritage Festival returns to Cowan September 21-23, filling the Cowan Railroad Museum Park with art, history, music, food, and tons of free activities for kids of all ages. The free community-driven event celebrates the region’s traditions and history as well as showcasing the continuing talents, creativity and diversity of its residents. This year features an expanded free Kids Zone, historical demonstrations and living history, vendors, arts and crafts, and of course, festival food.
“This festival is a gem that many people overlook,” said Mark Ledbetter, chairman of the festival. “There is truly something for everyone at the Fall Heritage Festival.”
Highlights of the festival schedule include Fireworks both Friday and Saturday evenings; a cruise-in on Friday; and Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday.
“We’re excited about the expanded Kids Zone,” said Mary Lou Brown. “The train rides were a big hit last year, and will be offering free rides both Saturday and Sunday. The Balloon Man will also be appearing on Saturday. New additions include plinko, duck pond, feed the pig, ring toss, monster bean bag toss, barrel crawl and tire obstacle course.”
Bad Nayber will headline the entertainment on Friday night with focus on danceable R&B, rock and country.
Saturday night will feature Alison McCormick, known for her sultry powerful vocals and undeniable charisma; featuring a mix of Rock, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Country and so much more. Joining Alison will be David Ewing on keyboards, Bill Hullett on guitar, Debbie Hullett on bass, and Mitch McElwain on rhythm.
The fun begins Friday at 5 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m., and resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. Fireworks will be at 8:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festival is free to the public, and made possible by the generous donations from regional businesses and individuals. Major sponsors include the City of Cowan, Rogers Group, Inc., Cowan Development Co., Russell-Barnett Automotive Family, and many more.
For additional information, please see the festival’s website at www.facebook.com/FallHeritageFestival , email info@FallHeritageFestival.info or leave a message at (931) 563-3868.