Take on the appearance of a bullthistle and win 50 bucks.
That’s all there is to it—that and a little loss of pride, perhaps.
The Fayette Bull Thistle Committee is offering a $50 prize for the best bullthistle look-alike costume. The winner will be determined by audience applause during judging on the festival stage at 2 p.m. Aug. 7.
Area residents are urged to be creative with cloth, paper, body paint—whatever it takes to create a winning costume.
This year’s festival will feature singer Bob Wurst, along with the class rock band “Signature.”
The festival kicks off with the annual Royal Bull Thistle Parade through town. The action then moves to Normal Grove for food, games, entertainment, arts and crafts sales and more.
A 5K run and walk is scheduled at 8 a.m. and three-on-three basketball gets underway at 1 p.m.
The festival wraps up Saturday with fireworks at Harrison Lake beginning at dusk. A church service is scheduled in the Grove the next morning at 10:30 a.m.
See next week’s Observer for a full schedule.