Food, fun, fellowship on menu at Agri Days
By Billy Stidham
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.