It’s the 61st anniversary of Ridgway’s annual Popcorn Days celebration set for this weekend.
The bulk of Popcorn Day activities will actually occur Thursday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 8; including a free concert featuring Nashville recording artist and songwriter, Keith Anderson..
Keith Anderson will entertain Saturday evening around 8:30 wrapping up the annual fall festival.
This weekend’s festivities will get underway Thursday and will include a tractor pull and Gospel music featuring the Lesters.
The C-Bar Rodeo will be the highlight of Friday’s, (Sept 7) activities which will include the Popcorn Queen Contest. Friday’s musical entertainment will be Carmi’s own Josh Cronin. He will take the stage about 9 to wrap up Friday’s events.
The Popcorn Day Parade, generally one of the larger fall parades in the area will begin at 1 Saturday afternoon. This year’s theme for the parade and festival is “Once Upon A Time.”
The Peyton Sisters, from Norris City, rising stars in Southern Gospel will take the stage following the parade.
Parade awards will be announced following the Peyton Sisters.
The day will finish out with musical entertainment from the Old School Band at 4. Audio Pilot will entertain beginning around 6:15 and play until Anderson takes the stage.