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Last year's annual Labor Day Festival held in the city of Evarts was a huge success. For-profit, non-profit and informational vendors are being sought for this year's event.
Last year's annual Labor Day Festival held in the city of Evarts was a huge success. For-profit, non-profit and informational vendors are being sought for this year's event.
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The Evarts Tourist Commission is looking for merchandise and non-profit vendors for its eighth annual Labor Day Festival.


This year’s festival, scheduled for Aug. 30 from noon to 9 p.m., will feature live entertainment from local bands “Big Daddy and the Heat” and rock ‘n roll band “Coal Trucker.”


The headlining band for the event will be America’s Got Talent contestant Marty Brown, who has released four studio albums and has charted one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.


There will be food and craft booths and rides on the Harlan County Shriners Train.


“This is a fun-filled event with things to do for the entire family,” said tourist commission chairperson Janice Napier during a meeting on Monday.


The cost for a booth with no water or electricity will be $10. If you require water or electricity or both, the cost will be $20.


“This is a great way for cheerleaders, bands, churches or just individuals to earn a few extra dollars,” said City Clerk Kristi Lamb. “This is also a way of getting out information about your non-profit organization or government entity. If you’re a candidate for the upcoming election, it’s a way of promoting yourself to thousands of people who may cast a vote in your direction come election day.”


All non-profit and informational booths are free of charge, said Lamb.


“We always have a great turnout for the festival, and everyone seems to really enjoy themselves during this annual event,” Lamb said. “Let’s make this year the best one yet. So, come out, set up a booth or just come by and look around at all the beautiful crafts and other items, listen to some fantastic music, talk to your neighbors and have a great time. Start making your plans today.”


To reserve a booth or for more information about the festival, you may call 837-0609 or toll free at 1-877-737-0778. You may also email at evartslabordayfestival@yahoo.com.


Nola Sizemore may be reached at 606-573-4510 or on Twitter @Nola_hde


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