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Bluegrass festival slated in Horseshoe Bend

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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This banjo will be raffled off at the festival.
The North Central Arkansas Tourism Council will sponsor a Country and Bluegrass Music Festival in Horseshoe Bend to benefit the Children's Hospital in Little Rock Saturday May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hillhigh Resort and Spa in Horseshoe Bend.

Activities include a Gold Wing Poker Run, Music Festival and Banjo Raffle.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids 4-16 and free for 3 and under. Those who bring a toy for donation to the Children's Hospital will receive $1 off the ticket price. Call Horseshoe Bend Chamber at 870-670-5433 for tickets or more information.

The Gold Wing (GWRRA) Poker Run will see the first riders leave at 10 a.m. from the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce office; the second leg of this will leave at noon. This will give the riders from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to ride on the Poker run. The last spot is to be at the Hillhigh Resort where it will end and they will collect their last card. Call Chris Depriest for more information at 501-882-9172. He has opened this up to all types of motorcycles.

The Country and Bluegrass Festival will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. This is an all day affair for the Children's Hospital in Little Rock Fundraiser. Afterwards people will be able to stay and jam. There will be parking for RVs as well as special room rates at the Hillhigh. Call Hillhigh for rates at 870-670-5141.

The Banjo Raffle is for a New Tyler Mountain 5-string banjo with a hard case. Tickets are available at the Horseshoe Bend Chamber at 6 tickets for $5. The drawing will be the day of the festival. Winner must be in attendance to receive it.



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