Annual Russellville festival this weekend

Events get hopping

A schedule for this weekend's Russellville Engine Show and Frog Leg Festival can be found at www.russellvillemo.com/frog_leg_fest.html

A schedule for this weekend's Russellville Engine Show and Frog Leg Festival can be found at www.russellvillemo.com/frog_leg_fest.html

For the sixth year, Russellville wants a lot of visitors this weekend to celebrate frog legs. And engines.

It’s time again for the Russellville Engine Show and Frog Leg Festival.

The festivities begin at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) in uptown Russellville, with the Sunday Songs Quartet from Russellville Baptist Church until dusk, when an old cartoon, movie and commercial clips will be shown on the big, portable screen. (If it’s raining, the event moves to the middle school cafeteria.)

Friday’s schedule begins at 6 p.m. with the Little Mr. and Miss Russellville Pageant, followed by the Boy Scouts’ flag retirement ceremony, the Miss Teen Russellville Pageant and karaoke plus musical entertainment from Bise Entertainment.

Saturday’s the busy day, with a barbecue cook-off from 6 a.m.-4 p.m., Boy Scouts serving breakfast from 7-10:30 a.m., a silent auction from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., a parade at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 11 a.m. opening ceremony at the gazebo and the Summit Grass bluegrass and gospel concert.

The event is free, except for food and the silent auction (including Royals and Cardinals tickets) and 2 p.m. live auctions, including sports items from Carl Edwards and the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

More information, including a complete schedule and application forms for some events, can be found online at www.russellvillemo.com/frog_leg_fest.html.

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