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Del Rio Days to round out fall festival season

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 presented.

Also on Friday, an open car show will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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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