Sweet Tea Festival offers lots of fun this weekend

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By Shirley Nanney

If you like sweet tea, good things to eat, and enjoy looking at vintage treasures, oddities, antiques, and artifacts, then the Sweet Tea and Southern Pickin’s Festival in McKenzie is the place for you this weekend on Aug. 26 and 27.

“Explore throughout the town of McKenzie while visiting the Sweet Tea and Southern Pickin’s Festival,” said Mayor Jill Holland. “It will surely be a fun time for the whole family.”

There will be lots of food vendors and food trucks, a Kids Fun Zone with bouncy houses and water slides, Susie’s Petting Zoo, and a race at the Farmer’s Market. 

On Friday, golfers can be involved in a golf tournament beginning at 9 a.m. To register, visit https://growmckenzie.com/golf-tournament-registration.

There will be live music on Friday from 6-8 p.m. with the Fajita Brothers, then from 8-10 p.m. a performance by the King Beez.

The Southern Fried Funnies, a show featuring the comic stylings of local performers, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. for a mere $5 admission.

Also on Saturday, from 2-4 p.m. at the downtown park’s gazebo, Colton Baker and his band will be playing. Flashback, a local band, will perform from 6-8 p.m. Finally, from 8-10 p.m., the Paula Bridges Band will provide music to dance by.

Sanctioned by the PDGA, the Sweet Tea Classic Disc Golf Tournament will be Saturday. Will McKaskle of Dynamic Disc in Nashville will run the live digital scoring. To register, visit www.discgolfscene.com.

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