Eagle Fest scheduled for June in Vilonia
Those wanting to have a good time in the state might want to mark June 11-13 on the calendar as a time to visit the city of Vilonia, located just outside of Conway, to take part in the Eagle Fest activities. That may also be the place to be that weekend if you are a food or a craft vendor.
Booth rental for both crafts and food booths for the weekend is $40 for a single space; double spaces are $80. Electricity is available on a limited number of spaces for an additional $10. The deadline for registration is June 6.
The three days, according to organizers, will be filled with live entertainment, children’s activities, carnival rides, inflatable rides, Bingo, Baggo tournaments, baseball, softball and basketball tournaments, Eagle Idol as well as an Eagle ping pong ball drop.
Friday night’s schedule includes a catfish supper followed by games of bingo with lots of prizes.
There will also be inflatable rides and a carnival as well as a variety of entertainment throughout the three days. Although several performers have volunteered their services, there is always room for more and organizers say they do not care if you are from Vilonia or not you will have a good audience.
Other activities will include a team Baggo tournament to be held on Saturday.
Ping pong balls are currently being sold and will be added to the “Eagle Drop” where 10 prizes will be awarded including a top prize of $500. Balls may be purchased at a cost of one ball for $1or six balls for $5. You do not have to be present to win but it should be fun, organizers said.
The “Eagle Idol” contest is to be held on the Saturday and is open to all amateur vocal entertainers ages 10 through 21. The entry fee is $20 and the deadline is May 15.
In addition, there is a VHS alumni softball game, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and a VHS baseball alumni game. The event is anticipated to wrap up on Sunday afternoon with a gospel singing and activities for the children.
For information, contact Sharon Messer at 501-472-8117 or Chad Roller at 501-472-8936. You can also visit www.viloniaeaglefest.com.
Longtime reporter Linda Hicks has worked as a journalist throughout Arkansas. Most recently, she's been a freelancer for the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway.