FLOPEYE FISH FESTIVAL

LOGO-Flopeye Fish Festival on black

WILL CELEBRATE 31 st ANNIVERSARY

SATURDAY, May 24, 2014

 

The Flopeye Fish Festival is held on the Saturday of memorial weekend at 2534 James Baker Blvd, off Highway 21 north of Great Falls at the Industrial park.  This will be the 31st anniversary of the festival and is sure to be a day enjoyed by all.  Festivities will begin at 9:45 am and go until 5 pm.  Admission is FREE.

 

 

If you’re curious as to where the name Flopeye Fish Festival originated, here is the story.  More than 85 years ago, one of the local merchants, Andy Morrison, would sit in front of his general store, having a hard time keeping his prominent eye lids from flopping over his eyes.  One of three ladies passing by, not having seen him before, blurted out who is that old flop-eyed man?  Several by-standers heard her and news traveled fast over the grapevine to the Republic Cotton Mills president, Mr. Rob Mebane.  Flopeye, a good name for that part of town, he said.  The name, then, was promoted by mill management and took hold.  People liked saying they had been to FLOPEYE.  And they still do..

 

Great Falls (located on the Catawba River) is a favorite fishing spot for many to visit.

 

The Flopeye Fish Festival brings about a community wide recreational highlight.  With a variety of food, fun and entertainment accompanied by the enthusiasm of a homecoming atmosphere, the festival attracts visitors from many states.  The event brings our citizens together and preserves the saying, After all, life is to enjoy.

 This year we would like to honor our local veterans from all branches of service.

If you or a loved one has served or is currently serving in our armed forces

Please email toddwright11@gmail.com a photo of the service member along with the branch of service and years served

so that we may display them at this years festival.

Schedule of Events

Car Show 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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9:30 Parade for Veterans/Opening Ceremonies

10:00 Ruthies Rockers

10:45 Pickett Straight

12:00 Cottonwood

1:00 Shaye Clayton

3:30 Mister Pleaze 

5:00 PM Closing Ceremonies

Closing Ceremonies

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Lodging is available in nearby Richburg, SC and several restaurants are in the area.  For more information regarding the festival, or for a vendor/crafter application Click Here 

For VENDORS and ENTERTAINMENT Please Email to toddwright11@gmail.com photos of your booths and bands so I can work on putting together a page to display on our site. Thank you 

 

Also you may contact

Chairman, Alex Walters  at 803-482-6029 or cell 803-379-9935 or by email at johnalexwalters@gmail.com

Co Chair, Kathy Hinson at 803-482-6029 or cell 803-519-8462 or by email at katherine_hinson916@hotmail.com

Co Chair, Todd Wright at 803-482-6029 or cell 803-209-4267 or by email at toddwright11@gmail.com

Car Show Information Contact Austin Hinson cell 803-209-4413 or email: austin_hinson@yahoo.com

Sallie Hudson at 803-482-6029 or by email at sallieh@truvista.net

 

 

Vendor Information !

Set up time will be Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Spaces will be spread out across the area to avoid congestion.

Spaces will be for 15 x 20.  If you need additional space, please purchase additional spaces.

If you need electricity, you must furnish your own generator.

We are working to secure a water source by the festival.  Bottled water would possibly be needed.

All crafters and vendors will be responsible for tents, tables or other items necessary for their display.

A copy of your South Carolina Sales Tax License, if applicable, must be displayed and a copy returned with the application.

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