|Published: 9:02 AM, 10/24/2013
||Last updated: 9:02 AM, 10/24/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
DEL RIO—This weekend’s 28th annual Del Rio Days
faces colder weather than those of Newport, Parrottsville, and Cosby, but the
calendar of entertainment is sizzling hot.
Held at Jones Nature Center, across from Del Rio Elementary
School, the oldest of Cocke County's festivals opens Saturday, Oct. 26, with
plenty of vendors ready to offer beautiful, handcrafted items, delicious food,
and hot drinks to visitors. Helicopter rides, a kids zone, and displays of
Appalachian crafts will also be featured.
Friday afternoon's band contest starts at 1 p.m. with
performances by four finalist bands: The Smith Family at 1 p.m. performing
gospel music, Tennessee Borderline at 2 p.m., a bluegrass band, Four Leaf Peat,
an Irish band at 3 p.m., and The Ransom Notes at 4 p.m.
At 5 p.m., the People’s Choice prize for the bands will be
Also on Friday, an open car show will run from 10 a.m. until
Sunday, Oct. 27, starts with more gospel singing by The
Smith Family at 12:30 p.m. Stone Mountain will perform at 1:30 p.m. There will
be a benefit auction at 2:30 p.m., then more music at 4 p.m., featuring Spirit
of the Smokies and Mulberry Gap. Rounding out the day will be a 5 p.m. drawing
for a Cub Cadet mower.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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