AVILLA – Avilla is celebrating the first day of summer with the start of this year’s Avilla Freedom Festival – Bigger and Better! The Avilla Freedom Festival Committee Board members and volunteers have worked diligently over the past several months to bring the festival together, making it enjoyable and memorable.
The Craft & Vendor Alley will feature a variety of mouthwatering delicacies and unique merchandise, from local vendors. The midway will open at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st and Friday, June 22nd. The midway opens at noon on Saturday, June 23rd. Armbands for opening day are $12 and military person-nel/veterans are $10. Armbands are $15 for the remainder of the festival.
Thursday’s festivities include the Kiddie King & Queen Contest and the Amateur Dog Show, both bringing adorableness and many smiles to the crowds. Returning to the Main Stage this year is the acoustic duo Adam & Nefy, who will perform starting at 7:30 p.m.
Friday’s activities include a new attraction, AFF’s Got Talent, an opportunity for everyone of all ages to show off their spectacular skills and talents. Musical guests for the evening are the lively pop and dance band Dave & Rae.
The final day of the festival begins early with the BBQ Cook-Off, opening at 7:00 aa.m. At 9:00 a.m., the Horseshoe Tournament will commence. The car show will begin at 11:00 a.m., where more than 100 fantastic cars, trucks and motorcycles can be seen on display. Other festivities for the day include the “At the Movies” Parade, which will start at 5:00 p.m. Well-known country music guests, the Hubie Ashcroft Band will shine on the Main
Stage. To celebrate the conclusion of the festival, at dusk, there will be an amazing fire-works show presented by Camtor Pyrotechnics.
There are opportunities available for you to help with this year’s festival, as a vendor, donor, parade entry, judge and/or contestant. Sign up forms and other important inform-ation can be found and downloaded at www.avillafreedomfestival.com or send your request