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Jesse James and Folklore Of The Old West Festival
JESSE JAMES and FOLKLORE OF THE OLD WEST is the name of the special event provided around the re-enactment of the folk story about the Jessie James Gang's robbery of the Bank of Columbia and the murder of R.A.C. Martin.
To read the folk story about the James Gang and the Bank of Columbia robbery and murder from the original Bicentennial event in 2003, click here:James Gang folklore about Columbia
For a family's story of a stop the Gang made on their journey through Adair County, click here: James Gang stopped in Adair
2005 SCHEDULE followed by current PHOTOS
Hold your family calendar open for the weekend of June 18th when Adair County holds it annual festival with the re-enactment of the James-Younger Bank of Columbia Robbery. The fun begins Friday, June 17th at 5 p.m. with something for every age group. Chow Time, Bar-B-Que and Chow on the Square for everyone; Train Rides, Pony Rides & Petting Zoo for little ones; Fiddlin & Banjo Pickin and musicians will want to register for the Contest for $1,500 in prize money to be given away on Saturday night.
Early Saturday and into the nightBluegrass gospel music and singing is scheduled to be performed by the following: Living Waters Bluegrass Gospel Band,Only by Grace Bluegrass Gospel Band, Patty G Country Singer, Southern Express Bluegrass Band
The festival weekend comes to a close with a Sunday evening time to give thanks together in an old fashioned church service held outdoors. The service is scheduled for 7 pm on the steps of the Columbia Baptist Church just off the square on Greensburg Street.
JESSE JAMES & FOLKLORE OF THE OLD WEST
2005 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
FRIDAY JUNE 17th, 2005
5:00pm - Chow Time, Bar-B-Que and Chow on the Square
5:00pm - Train Rides
5:00pm - Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
5:30pm-7:00pm Registration for Fiddlin & Banjo Pickin Contest
6:00pm-7:00pm Fiddle Tales with Tom Cuningham
7:00pm- The Casey Jones Fiddlin & Pickin Contest $1,500 PRIZE MONEY
SATURDAY JUNE 18th, 2005
9:00am- Train Rides
9:00am- Pony Rides
9:00am-4:00pm Arts, Crafts, & Market
9:00am-3:00pm Quilt Show & Demonstrations at building corner of Burkesville St.
10:00am- Chow Time, Bar-B-Que and Chow on the Square
10:00am-12:00pm Baby Contest (Ages 0-6)
10:00am-2:00pn Knife Swap at the Courthouse
12:00pm-1:00pm Magic show on stage with Scott Sullivan
1:00pm-1:30pm Stick Horse Stampede (Ages 4-6)
1:00pm-1:30pm Milk Drinking Contest (Ages 18 & over)
1:30pm-1:45pm Cookie Stacking (Ages 7-9)
1:45pm-2:00pm Ice Cream Eating Contest (Ages 7-9 & Ages 10-12)
2:00pm-3:00pm Best Little Buckaroo in Town Contest (Ages 2-10)
3:00pm-3:15pm Re-enactment of James-Younger Bank of Columbia Robberyby the Green River Cowboys & Guntown Mountain
3:15pm-3:30pm Country Stampede Dancers
3:30pm-4:30pm Wild West Show by the Green River Cowboys
4:00pm- Adair County 4-H SPURS Fun Horse Show (Adair Co.Fairgrounds)
4:00pm-5:00pm Living Waters Bluegrass Gospel Band
5:00pm-6:00pm Only by Grace Bluegrass Gospel Band
6:00pm-6:30pm Patty G Country Singer
6:30pm- Southern Express Bluegrass Band
SUNDAY JUNE 19th, 2005
7:00pm Old Fashioned Church Service on the steps of Columbia Baptist Church
For more information contact
Columbia-Adair Co. Chamber of Commerce 270-384-6020
Charles Grimsley 270-384-5658
This story was posted on 2005-05-31 10:49:09
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