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River Town Festival ~ Wild River Night

July 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

River Town Festival 2019
Friday, July 12
5 p.m. to – dark
Craft Vendors, Food Vendors & the Water Slide will open at 5 p.m.
Music by local artist Cole Sitzlar begins at 7 p.m.
Beginning at dark, the movie “Wild River” will be shown in the Pavilion.

Run to the River 5K and 1K-8 a.m.–Saturday, July 13-Begins at Hiwassee Meadowland Park
Historical Walk-8:15 a.m.–Saturday, July 13-Begins at Hiwassee Meadowland Park
Photo Contest-entries due July 8 (winners announced July 13)
Fishing Contest-week prior to festival (winners announced July 13)
Cardboard Regatta-9:00 a.m.–Saturday, July 13 @Hiwassee Blueway, Cherokee Crossing
Duck Race-9 a.m.–Saturday, July 13 @Hiwassee Blueway, Cherokee Crossing
Pontoon Boat Rides-10 a.m. til 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 @Hiwassee Blueway, Cherokee Crossing

Entertainment Schedule
July 12 Cole Sitzlar….Rising Country Star….appearing at 7 p.m.
Cole Sitzlar is a young ambitious country music singer who lets nothing stop him.  He plays honky tonks, records his own music and even raised money to fund his own professional music video.  He’s thriving as an independent artist with a dedicated fan-base all over the south.  He’s opened for the legendary David Allen Coe, Confederate Railroad and Ronnie McDowell.  He’s played for thousands of fans at the famous Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN.  
July 12 the movie “Wild River” to be shown at dark in the pavilion.
July 13 Conner Lorre-two shows…. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

​Conner Lorre is a critically acclaimed singer/entertainer that travels internationally, dazzling his audiences a singing Impressionist.  The one word most often used to describe Conner’s voice is “AMAZING’.  Conner’s sensational “Variety of Legends” Voice Impersonation Show has received STANDING OVATIONS in 38 states.  It features stunningly accurate voice impressions of the most legendary singers of our time…Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Frankie Valli, John Denver, Barry Manilow, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Steve Perry, Michael Buble, Lee Greenwood, and many more.  Conner sings each song so well, at times you’ll wonder if he’s lip-syncing.

Tennessee Overhill
Hiwassee River Blueway
Hiwassee River Heritage Center
Calhoun and the Hiwassee River
Tennessee ​Trail of Tears Association
McMinn County Bicentennial Organization


July 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Calhoun Tennessee
Calhoun, 37309 United States + Google Map