Hurdland, Missouri – July 2, 2019 – The Hurdland 4th of July Celebration Committee is excited to announce Nashville recording artist Levi Riggs will be back for two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, July 3 and 4, to perform for celebration attendees.
Riggs was a popular and well-liked attraction during last year’s celebration and the committee worked to bring him back for a two-night country music performance along with the members of his band, Lauren Riggs: Background Vocals, Derek Maish: Drums; Jay Brooks: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals; Bethany Smith: Violin, Keys; Joey Baugh: Lead Guitar.
This year’s event will mark the Hurdland 4th of July Celebration’s 147th year of the Independence Day celebration.
Attendees will have a wide variety of spectacles to see, games and contests to participate in and an assortment of food and entertainment to enjoy.
Those interested in participating in the annual parade are asked to arrive early on July 4.
Look for a live stream video of the annual parade on the nemonews Facebook page.
Scroll down to see the schedule for this year’s celebration.
Full Schedule of Events!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2019
5 pm CELEBRATION MEAL STARTS – Serving tenderloins, hotdogs, walking tacos, ice cream, pie, cake and beverages
5:15 pm National Anthem by Maria Berry
5-5:45 pm Pre-Register for Little Mister & Miss Firecracker Contest (ages 5-8)
6:00 pm Little Mister & Miss Firecracker Contest
7-9 pm BINGO & DRAWINGS
7:30-9 pm LEVI RIGGS – Nashville Country Recording Artist
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019
PARADE ROYALTY JIM & SKEETER HAMLIN
9-10 am PARADE REGISTRATION
10:30 am ANNUAL PARADE – Over $500.00 in PRIZES to be awarded! Categories to be judged as follows: Best Religious Entry, Best of Parade, Best Horse, Best Automobile, Best Bike, Best Tractor, Best ATV, Best Fire Truck, Best Dressed Pet and Best Band! EVERYONE WELCOME! PARADE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FROM STAGE AFTER PARADE!
11:30 am Come join us for lunch at the eat stand for the best tenderloins around!
11:30 am National Anthem by Lisa Blake
11:45 am Salute to Veterans – 21 Gun Salute by VFW & American Legion, TAPPS & ECHO
11:50 am Active Duty Family and Veteran Recognition
12:15 pm Knox County Community Band in the Bandstand
12:30 pm Nash Miller winner of the Hurdland 4th of July Committee Scholarship
TRACTOR SHOW (west side of the square) Contact Roy Hamlin 660-216-9239
TRACTOR GAMES will be played after parade and prizes
SMALL GASOLINE ENGINES (west side of square)
HIT and MISS DRAG SAW (Roy Hamlin – west side of square)
1-10 pm BINGO all day long! (west side of square)
1 pm BASKETBALL FREE THROW COMPETITION – Contact Marcie Stansberry, Ages 8-10; 11-13; 14-16; 17-19. Boys, Girls and Adult Divisions CASH PRIZES
CRUISE-IN OPEN CLASS CAR SHOW
Jonah’s Watermelon Challenge (childreen age 4-8)
1:30-2:30pm Happy Hotdog Company Hotdog Eating Contest
2 pm KIDS CONTESTS (north side of park) Contact: Jo Kincaid
3-4 pm MERCY’S BRIDGE BAND (on stage)
4 pm PEDAL TRACTOR PULL (northwest corner of square) Contact: Rex Sykes
ADULT TRACTOR PULL Contact: Roy Hamlin & Leon McCarty
4:30-5:30pm CROSSCUT SAW & NAIL DRIVING CONTESTS (south side of park) Men & Women’s Divisions Contact: Jason Violette
4:30-5:30pm MERCY’S BRIDGE BAND (on stage)
5-5:45 pm Pre-Register for Baby Contest (front of stage) Boys & Girls Divisions; Ages 0-6 months; 7-12 months; 13-18 months; 19-24 months
5-6 pm DRAWINGS
6-7 pm BABY CONTEST – Boys & Girls Divisions; Ages 0-6 months; 7-12 months; 13-18 months; 19-24 months.
7:15 pm DRAWINGS
7:30 pm BLACKOUT BINGO
8:45 pm LEVI RIGGS – Nashville Country Recording Artist (on stage)
10:15 pm MAIN DRAWINGS