Food, fun, fellowship on menu at Agri Days

Friday, May 31, 2019

By Billy Stidham

Billy.Stidham77@gmail.com

The 24th Annual Ozarks Area Agriculture Appreciation Days is fast aproaching, bringing with it food and fun for the whole community.

Coordinated by Stanley Norris, the event is a celebration of the area’s agricultural community. Agri Days was started by the Green Forest Chamber of Commerce more than two decades ago.

Originally the event started as a prospect steer and heifer show and expanded over the years to include a working stock dog demonstration, a horseshoe pitching tournament and a feeder lamb show. A meat goat show was added in the last few years.

This year’s event will kick off at noon Friday, May 31, with a gospel hour followed by entertainment by the Ford Mountain Gang at around 1 p.m.

Norris said several thousand dollars went into this year’s entertainment budget.

From 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Sam Coffey Band will be performing bluegrass and country music and will be followed by the Premier Dance Studio out of Branson, Mo. Attendees will enjoy a free chicken dinner at 5:30 p.m. provided by Tyson as usual just before capping off the night with the Little Cowboy and Cowgirl Stick Horse Rodeo event at 6 p.m.

The festivities continue Saturday, June 1, beginning at 10 a.m. with another performance by the Ford Mountain Gang followed by Robbie Bell and Company at 11 a.m.

From 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. the Richard Webb Band will be performing followed by, Blue Valley Trail with John Fullerton until 3:15 p.m. Afterward, the Green Forest High School Band will perform until 4:15 p.m.

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