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|Bowie Festival this weekend|
The annual Jim Bowie Festival is slated in Vidalia this weekend with entertainment, arts, crafts, pageants and a barbecue cook-off that features a cash purse of $10,000 as well as a $400 prize for the winner of the sauce competition.
The festival will be held at the Riverfront and is sponsored by the Concordia Parish Chamber of Commerce.
Events will include live music, dancing, the DARE Fishing Tournament and a retelling of the Sandbar Duel involving frontiersman Jim Bowie.
A beauty pageant is slated at 6 p.m. Friday in the Vidalia Amphitheater. Winners will be recognized Saturday and featured later in local Christmas parades.
On Saturday, gates will open at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 per person and $3 for children age 3-12. Children under 3 are admitted at no charge.
Vendors will open from 10 a.m.
The Jim Bowie BBQ Throwdown begins on Saturday, while other events include: free archery shooting by CENLA BowBenders and free skeet shooting over the Mississippi River presented by Honey Brake Lodge of Larto.
The day will also include historical presentations, Civil War vintage clothing, music, instruments, weaponry, colonial music, a crochet demonstration, books, Bowie knives and other items.
Stories on the legends of Jesse James are also on tap.
At 12:30 p.m., historian Jack Edmundson will headline the Sandbar Duel presentation.
Kevin Curtis will serve as master impersonator from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and the Louisiana Roadhouse Band will perform from 4-6 p.m.
The festival will close at 6 p.m.
The Vidalia Woman's Club Dance will begin at 7 p.m. Admission will be $10 per person with Country Boy Mark Porter and Solid Gold Saturday night.
Admission is free on Sunday.
The gates will open at 10 a.m.
Barbecue winners will be announced once scores are tallied.
Kids activities will also be a feature of the festival, including games, a waterslide, miniature petting zoo and pony and carriage rides.
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