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October Fest set to Return to Georgiana

As promised earlier in the year by Hank Williams International Fan Club officers, the 2nd Annual October Fest is returning to Georgiana this autumn.

This year, organizers will offer a two-day event, October 15 and 16, under the Hank Williams Pavilion.

“We are very excited about our event. We are bringing back and expanding our antique car show; we’ve got arts and crafts, live music, karaoke, food and amusements for the kiddies, something for everyone to enjoy,” said Sherri Brackin, VP of the fan club.

Gates will open at 2 p.m. Friday with karaoke, gospel and bluegrass music by the Carl Turman Family and New Vision, along with arts and crafts and festival food. Admission is $2.

On Saturday it’s the return of “Black Elvis,” Michael Bennett, along

with live music from the Slim Pickins’ Band; winners of the Hank Songwriting Contest, Jessica Strenth and Billy Studstill; Vinny D’Amico; Night Moves and Southern Legends (formerly Back Creek). Fish plates will also be sold on Saturday and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

The “Show and Shine” Antique Car Show will kick off Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Brackin said.

“We had a good turnout for the car show last year in spite of a competing event that weekend; we are looking for an even better turnout this year,” Brackin said. “Come and enjoy a fun-filled family weekend with us.”

For more information about the upcoming October Fest, visit

www.hankwilliamsinternationalfanclub.com.