Tallahatchie Riverfest fun is coming soon: BNA RiverRun, Case show, duck race, music and much more.

NEMiss.News Tallahatchie Riverfest view of Courthouse lawn
August 30th, 2022     Featured News General News

 

 

New Albany’s longest running festival, Tallahatchie Riverfest, returns to New Albany on Saturday, September 24th with a variety of activities for the community and visitors to enjoy.

NEMiss.News Inflatable park at TRF

Kids can
“play all day” at the Inflatable park.

Billye Jean Stroud, Community Development and Main Street director, said, “Our team enjoys preparing the annual event for our citizens and guests of our city. Tallahatchie Riverfest is an opportunity to enjoy music, art, and family fun and we ask people to come out and support the event.”

Before the sun comes up, vendors for the Main Street Marketplace and Case Knife Show will begin setting up tents and tables with art, pottery, crafts, boutique items, and, of course, collectable knives around the Union County Courthouse and at Magnolia Civic Center in preparation for a 9 am opening.

Live action will begin at BNA Bank’s downtown location at 8am when young runners hear the horn and begin their 1 mile Fun Run journey followed by an 8:30 start for participants in the 5K BNA Bank’s Tallahatchie RiverRun.

NEMiss.News BNA Tallahatchie RiverRun 2019

BNA Tallahatchie RiverRun 2019

The historic downtown shopping district will host Union County Heritage Museum’s Heritage Arts and Crafts Market at the Trailhead Plaza, Pharoahs Car Club of Mississippi car show on West Bankhead Street, and inflatable park at the Tallahachie Bridge. Bands for the inflatables are $10 for all day play.

At noon, thousands of yellow rubber ducks will be launched from the Bankhead Street Bridge into the raging waters of the Tallahatchie River to float to the Walking Bridge at the Park Along the River. A joint fundraiser by the New Albany Rotary Club and the Union County Heritage Museum annually awards more than $1,000 in prize money to duck winners. Get your Box of Quackers or Quack Packs for your chance to win from any Rotary member.

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Garry Burnside to perform at Tallahatchie Riverfest.

Local food vendors, food trucks, and tables for dining will be located on East Bankhead near Regions Bank for lunch. Trucks will move to The Park Along the River for music at the Riverview Stage. This year’s concert lineup will feature four bands: kicking off the evening will be Justin Kirk & Company; Garry Burnside and Gracey Williams will follow; country super group Ricochet will rock the stage and open for headliner Doug Stone.

For more information about Tallahatchie Riverfest, go to visitnewalbany.com or call the Community Development and Main Street office, 662-534-3438.

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