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The 6th Annual Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival takes place downtown McKenzie in less than two weeks on Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25. There will be something for everyone both days including live entertainment, a kids zone featuring carnival rides, a petting zoo, jumpers and games, as well as lots of food vendors.
Southern Fried Funnies will kick off the Festival Thursday Night, August 23 at the Park Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Friday night’s events run from 6 until 9 p.m. with Longshot providing entertainment all evening. Saturday’s events will run all day from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Vendors will start closing up at 8 p.m. Southern Fried Funnies will have another show at 2 p.m. Live music entertainment begins at 1 p.m. with local talent until 4 p.m. when Mike Hightower & Friends takes the stage. At 4:30 p.m., Tera Townsend entertains the crowd followed by the return of No Time Flatt at 5 and the Paula Bridges Band will provide the evening’s entertainment at 7 p.m.