FIESTA DAYS: Contests, carnival, music, family and friends

  • Old-fashioned contests are a prime feature of Fiesta Days, from three-legged and potato sack races to log sawing and horseshoe-pitching and the fishing derby. There are also a Battle of the Bands and the TeenBeat Talent Show.

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    Old-fashioned contests are a prime feature of Fiesta Days, from three-legged and potato sack races to log sawing and horseshoe-pitching and the fishing derby. There are also a Battle of the Bands and the TeenBeat Talent Show.

  • Amusement park rides for the little ones are always part of the fun, plus some carnie booths for your amusement. You'll find vendors for arts and crafts, and info booths of many community organizations staffed by your neighbors, eager to tell you about their activities in the Mountain Communities—a perfect way to get to know more about the many offerings of the place you live.

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    Amusement park rides for the little ones are always part of the fun, plus some carnie booths for your amusement. You'll find vendors for arts and crafts, and info booths of many community organizations staffed by your neighbors, eager to tell you about their activities in the Mountain Communities—a perfect way to get to know more about the many offerings of the place you live.

  • Saturday sees the Fiesta Days Parade, band after band in the dining pavilion and the center stage. On Sunday you'll see a Mountain Artists Exhibit in the Frazier Mountain Park Community Center, more bands, tons of fun contests and a special performance on center stage by the winners of the Battle of the Bands and the TeenBeat Talent Show. The Mountain Memories Association has coordinated Fiesta Days for 45 years. Get the full schedule of events in The New Mountain Pioneer, on newsstands now.

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    Saturday sees the Fiesta Days Parade, band after band in the dining pavilion and the center stage. On Sunday you'll see a Mountain Artists Exhibit in the Frazier Mountain Park Community Center, more bands, tons of fun contests and a special performance on center stage by the winners of the Battle of the Bands and the TeenBeat Talent Show. The Mountain Memories Association has coordinated Fiesta Days for 45 years. Get the full schedule of events in The New Mountain Pioneer, on newsstands now.

‘Country Days, Sapphire Nights’ is the theme for the 45th Annual Fiesta Days celebration in Frazier Mountain Park this weekend, August 3, 4, 5. Three days of community fun include a parade, contests, music, amusement park rides, VFW pancakes, more music, the TeenBeat Talent Show, Battle of the Bands food, friends and family reunions to make this an old-fashioned neighborhood party for the entire Mountain Community.

The nonprofit Mountain Memories Association started Fiesta Days 45 years ago to raise funds to bring emergency medical services to this rural area. Today they continue in that traditions, raising money to help fund community health and safety initiatives.  Admission is free. Get the full official schedule of contests and events in The New Mountain Pioneer.

This is part of the August 03, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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