The 52nd annual World Famous Armadillo Festival is scheduled for the first week in May, and the Hamburg Area Chamber of Commerce has released the official schedule.
The festival will open Wednesday, May 3, and last through Saturday, May 6.
The entertainment to close out the festival will be a performance by The Marshall Tucker Band, the nationally charting southern rock and country act that has been touring for nearly 50 years and is known for such tunes as “Can’t you see”, “Fire on the Mountain”, “I Heard it in a Love Song”, and “Running Like the Wind”, among others.
Events on Wednesday will include the carnival with an armband special from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Thursday events include the Mike MaKenzie Band on the Square starting at 6 p.m. The carnival will also open at 6 p.m. that evening at regular prices.
•5:30 to 7 p.m., Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes
•6 p.m., Crawfish and Cornhole Tournament on the Square
•8 to 9:30 p.m., Rockin’ Jason D. Williams on the Bolin Industries Stage
Saturday’s events will start early in the morning and will last throughout the day and into the night, including:
•6:30 to 9 a.m., Pancake breakfast at First United Methodist Church
•7:30 a.m., Ashley County Cares 5k/1 mile walk
•9 a.m. Fun Run sign in and registration opens
•9 a.m., Car show on Adams St.
•10:30 a.m., Fun Run awards presentation at the gazebo on the Square
•10:40 a.m., Armadillo King and Queen’s Court announcements at the gazebo
•10:45 a.m., Pet show at the Square stage
•11:45 a.m., 50-year club at Hamburg Middle School cafeteria
•Noon, Hamburger eating contest at the gazebo
•Noon to 4 p.m., Carnival with an armband special
•1 p.m., Frog weigh-in and jumping contest at the gazebo
•2 p.m., Armadillo weigh-in and races at the gazebo
•5:50 p.m., Car show winners announced at the gazebo
•3 to 5 p.m., Haley Creek Boys on the Square stage
•6:30 p.m., Trey Hawkins Band on the Century Next Stage
•8:30 p.m., The Marshall Tucker Band on the Century Next Stage
Festival forms, including vendor information and how to register for the fun run and cornhole events, can also be found on the Website.
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