Jackson Square businesses are having a Papapalooza to honor fathers on Saturday.
Papapalooza is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19.
“The Square will be hopping,” a press release said.
The United Way of Anderson County will be hosting the first cornhole tournament in the Square. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and “bragging rights secured for the year,” the release said. The tournament will begin at 12 p.m. To register online, visit the following link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849A4AD29AAF58-cornhole.
All proceeds raised will go to United Way, the press release said. Vendors from far and wide will be on site selling items for all ages.
“We have leather, military, crafters, artisans, vinyl swap, and much, much more!” the release said. “Not only that, but the Farmers market will be in full swing from 8-12 pm.”
Live music will begin at 9 a.m. with the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association string ensembles ending with the choral group around 11.
Local bakeries Millbourne Bakery and Twice as Sweet will be on site serving up pastries and other delectables, the press release said. “If a honey bun won’t cut it, Razzleberrys will be serving full meals!” the release said.
From 12-2 p.m., the Smokey Mountain Classic Thunderbird Club will be in the front parking lot with some “really cool birds,” the release said.
Ale’Rae Grill food truck will join the festivities at 11 serving up all kinds of good eats, the press release said.
The band Blue Willow from Nashville will take the stage at 12 to sing some classics and new tunes.
“Get your engines running because Monsterworks will be hosting a Hot Wheels Drag Racing event from 1-5 p.m. for all ages,” the press release said. Races will be run by age brackets. “Dig around in the toy box and bring your own stock Hot Wheels car with you,” the release said. The cars must be 1/64 scale to run on the track.
Taking center stage at 1 p.m., the headliner AM Station will be singing songs from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.
There will also be beer for those 21 and over.
“The shops will be open and the good times flowing in the Square,” the press release said. “Get dad outta the chair and join us!”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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