The 45th annual Concord Country Jubilee will feature more than 130 booths, live entertainment, a parade Saturday at 2 p.m., a car show, the Sunday morning church service at 9 a.m., inflatables, pony and train rides and plenty of food and fun for the entire family. The Concord Country Jubilee festivities will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. ’We will have a wide variety of vendors and so far have 133 booth spaces spoken for so we are almost at full capacity,’ said organizer Anita Neath. ‘We will have a lot of arts and crafts booths and a lot of new vendors. Food wise, we will have booths offering blooming onion, funnel cakes, vegetables, barbecue and plenty of other delicious fair foods.’ Saturday’s live entertainment will include Bonnie Ridge Bluegrass at 10 a.m.; Blue Diamond Butterflies at 11:30 a.m.; Hannah McGarity at 1 p.m.; Country Jamboree Cloggers at 3 p.m.; and the Junior Players at 4:45 p.m.Sunday’s lineup will include Kirkland and Friends at 12 noon, Steve Mallory Brothers at 1:30 p.m. and Pine Grove Five at 3 p.m. New this year to the Jubilee will be an ATM located right near city hall. Jubilee visitors will also have a chance to meet Pike’s new County Extension Agent Brooklynn Wassel as well as new veterinary Mike Kelly of Zebulon Animal Hospital.The Pike County Christian Ministerial Association will host a morning worship service on Sunday at 9 a.m. at the pavilion next to the playground. Pastor Jacob Sparks will deliver the message and Concord Baptist Church will provide the music. All are invited.
45th Concord Country Jubilee is Oct. 20-21
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