Festival on the Rocks ready to roll tonight

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Lewisburg Rotary Club is presenting a huge festival in Rock Creek Park this weekend to provide two days of fun for the whole family.

There will be a 5K Fun Run, a Cornhole Tournament, and the inaugural Little Miss & Mr. BBQ Contest Saturday morning. Fabulous silent auction items will be available for bids on Friday and Saturday.

Tethered hot-air balloon rides will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. As the day cools down, don't miss this chance to see Lewisburg as you've never seen it before: from the air!

Dad can check out the state championship "Prichard's BBQ Cook-Off" that's conducted both days, or marvel at the hot rods and hot rides at the Cruise-In Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mom can browse the yard sale bargains along with the arts and crafts as the little ones can enjoy rides and games galore. And everyone can enjoy great music live on the Rock Creek Park stage featuring local and regional talent and special guest headliners Joey + Rory.

Fresh off their Academy of Country Music Awards nomination for Top Vocal Duo, husband and wife team Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek will take the stage at Rock Creek Park with their sensational live show at 8:15 p.m. Friday.

For grillers and sauce connoisseurs, it's all about the barbecue. This year, Prichard's Distillery at Kelso, Tenn., is sponsoring the cook-off that's been a great success the past four years as part of the Goats, Music and More Festival. This year's cook-off is destined to be the best yet with more professional and backyard cookers serving up chicken, pork ribs, pork, brisket and a their own special sauce made with Prichard's Distillery products. It is an official Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event.

The Lewisburg Rotary Club's Festival on the Rocks and "Prichard's BBQ Cook-off" has been a year in the making to help the Lewisburg Rotary Club raise money for a host of community and global services. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self" and the Lewisburg Rotary Club has been serving Lewisburg, Marshall County, and those in need around the world. Residents help this mission continue and have a whole bunch of fun in the process as the Rotary Festival on the Rocks and Prichard's cook-off comes to Rock Creek Park today and tomorrow.

Admission is free. Events and activities, including the musical entertainment and the BBQ Cook-off, are sponsored by the Lewisburg Rotary Club, Prichard's Distillery, First Commerce Bank, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, First National Bank and Lyons Chevrolet-Buick-GM of Lewisburg.