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New Boston Pioneer Days Festival celebrates 50 years

Published: Aug. 21, 2021 at 6:20 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2021 at 10:50 PM CDT
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NEW BOSTON, Texas (KSLA) - The New Boston “Pioneer Days Festival” is planned to end Saturday, Aug. 21 with a bang!

The “Pioneer Days Festival” has been going on for a total of 50-years and is held in New Boston, Texas. The festival offers several vendors, food and activities to enjoy.

Charlie Clark, director of Pioneer Days Fest, says despite the pandemic, he’s happy to put the show on this year.

“We’re glad that we’re able to do it. The lord has graced us, we were afraid that COVID was going to shut us down again. We know COVID is a horrible deal, but it’s a fun festival and it’s part of our history here in New Boston,” said Clark.

He also says the festival is something he looks forward to every year.

“Just seeing the people have fun, come out and have a good time, the people smiling. That’s all what it’s about to me,” said Clark.

The event also features multiple musicians in the pavilion and a carnival. The headliner for the event is John Schneider, who some may remember as Bo Duke from “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Schneider is also a country music artist. His band goes by the name “John Schneider and the Hazzard Band.”He is set to play later in the evening.

The festival kicked off with a New Boston Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #1. Following the breakfast The Pioneer Days Parade began in the downtown area.

Car enthusiasts can look forward to a car show and even register their own cars to be judged in the show.

For vendors, the fest brings in more revenue.

“If you see what I make, it’s grab and go, and so I stayed at the house. We are so glad to be back on the road,” said Shirley Draper, owner of Sissy’s Place.

For more information on the festival, click here.

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