2016 National Muscadine Festival
Schedule of Events • September 23-25, 2016

Saturday, September 10:
Miss Muscadine Queen Pageant 6:30 p.m. at Sweetwater Elementary School Auditorium on Broad Street
Admission $10, Students & children free
Little Miss Muscadine pageant 12:30-1:00 p.m.

ALL WEEKEND- FREE ADMISSION DOWNTOWN

Friday, September 23rd:
At Tsali Notch Vineyard:
10a.m.- 6:00pm –You-Pick Muscadines, Live music 3:30-8:15
Admission charge begins at 3 pm- Muscadine Balloon Fiesta- Hot Air Balloons! Tethered rides begin at 3:30, weather permitting
Downtown Sweetwater:
Noon: Grand Opening of Sweetwater Visitor Center & Trailhead Depot
12:30 pm- 6- Vendor set up
7-11 p.m. Live Music with SouthBound
Vendors and BBQ cookers begin


Saturday, September 24th:
At Tsali Notch Vineyard
9 a.m.- Muscadine Wind 5k
10 am- Muscadine picking and product samples, crafters
Muscadine Balloon Fiesta to benefit CASA-
Admission charge at the vineyard begins at 2pm
Live music 3:30-8:15pm. Balloon Glow at dusk
Tethered rides at 3:30, weather permitting.
Downtown Sweetwater:
Parade-- line up begins at 9 a.m. at Wal-Mart
Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.
Be sure to get a photo with festival mascot, Jack Patches
Food & Art & Craft Vendors
BBQ Competition at Hunt Commons
KIDS ZONE- $5 all day armband/$8 weekend
Children’s Art Square on Walnut St (across from Gazebo)
Live Music at Main Stage Bandstand at Duck Park:
11-12:00 pm- Eli Currier
12-1: Fritts Family Band
1-3: Terry Collins
3-5: The Bo Ashby Band
4:30- Join us at the gazebo!


At the gazebo:
WMTY 98.3 FM 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
SHS Concert Band 1-2 p.m.
4:30: BBQ Awards

SHUTTLE- $5 per person/$20 family – Hosted by First United Methodist Church & the City of Sweetwater
Runs to Tsali Notch Vineyard, The Lost Sea, and Downtown Sweetwater.

Departure from Downtown
Noon
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
Return to downtown 9:30 p.m

Departure from The Lost Sea
12:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m.

Departure from Tsali Notch
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

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Special Thanks to our Legacy Sponsors:

 

Sunday, September 25th: Noon- 5 p.m.
Vendors & Artists
Live Music at the Main Stage Bandstand at Duck Park:
12-1: Remix
1-2:The Jacobs Family Ministry
2-3: Eli Currier
3-5: Legacy Classic Rock
Tsali Notch Vineyard – Hot Air Balloon Lift off around 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.- You-Pick, product samples, crafters
**All events subject to change

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