The Black Rock Foothills Celebration will be held on November 2nd- 4th in Black Rock.
On Friday, Nov. 2, a ham and bean supper will be held in the community center from 4-8 p.m. with gospel music on the stage. Cost for the supper is adults $5 and children $3. The BBQ contest check-in will be downtown behind the main stage.
On Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5-10 a.m., the Lions Club will be having a pancake breakfast in the community center. Cost is $5 per person. The antique car show will begin at 8 a.m.
At 9 the vendor booths will be opening and will line both sides of the street with various craft booths, church organizations and businesses. Morley’s Magic Show will also be presented. A photo show will be happening in the small community center beginning at 9.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 10:30 with Bray Brooks as emcee and a welcome by Mayor Bonnie Ragsdale. The retiring of the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Foothills and crowning of the 2018 Mr. and Mrs. Foothills will follow.
Marilyn’s Cloggers and The Gateway Cloggers will perform, and a male beauty contest will be held. The musical talent this year will be The Shaws, The Collins Opry Show, Phillip Moore Band and JR Rogers and The All Star Band rounding out the evening downtown on the main stage.
During the day, a BBQ contest will be happening with the winners announced and prizes given. This year is the first year for a 5K Run with proceeds benefitting The Children’s Shelter. Check in will be at 8:45 a.m. behind the main stage downtown with the race beginning at 9. Go kart races will be at 1 p.m. at the Bobby Humes Memorial Park in Black Rock.
On Sunday at 11 a.m., a downtown church meeting will be led by Mike Bolin. Then at noon, the fire department will host a lunch at the community center with adults being $6 and children $3. The last event is a skeet shoot at 2 p.m. at Pecan Bottoms in Black Rock.
For more information regarding vendor booths call city hall at 870-878-6792, the 5K call 870-637-3668, male beauty contest call 870-878-1551, and for tours of the Black Rock City Museum call 870-878-1483.