13 is a number that stirs superstition, but the Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce is hoping for 13 to be a lucky number.
The 13th annual Spring Fest, scheduled this year for May 5, 6 & 7, offers the same great family fun with a few new additions, thanks to community involvement.
The centerpiece of the festival, the Trophy Trout Rodeo will be held Saturday morning, and features monetary prizes for catching the tagged fish with the lowest number. Young fishers will have the opportunity to catch trout in the spillway that runs parallel to the river.
The boxcar race will ride again. Like last year, the races will be run in the Franklin Elementary School parking lot. In previous years the race had been run on Confederate Road – the steep road that leads to the Pendleton Community Building; however, the road has become too potholed and uneven to run the race safely. Because of the separation from the rest of the festival area, more amenities will be added to the school lot to better accommodate the crowd.
The Spring Fest Dinner has been a part of the festival since the beginning. This year it has a new name, but still has the same great food.
Additions this year, include the seasonal reopening of Warner’s Drive-In, which plans to show The Fate of the Furious, the eighth movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The movie will show Friday and Saturday nights, and drive-in will remain open every weekend until September.
For those who would rather catch a great music show, The Country Store Opry will also be performing Saturday night.
Look for a schedule of events soon.