Morenci’s annual Town and Country Festival will soon be here, with events scheduled from Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26.
This year’s event will be marked by lots of music, starting off on the first night with three singers and one band. Jeff Elarton, Shay Pickens and Terrance Reeves will each take a turn on the stage Thursday, followed by Second Wind band.
Carnival rides also begin June 23, along with the first night of Bingo.
On June 24, the Randall Sisters will perform before the annual Battle of the Bands begins. Local band Mouth Sewn Shut will take the stage that night.
The top two winners of the battle will perform June 25, followed by the Titus County Band and rapper Cody “HiZe” Long.
Other festival events include a queen’s contest, a dog show, a car show, two canoe races on the Bean and a rodeo. Softball, volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole, arm wrestling and poker run are also on the agenda, plus other events.
The parade, fireworks and a beer tent make their return to the festival.
Watch for additional details in future issues of the Observer.