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Sonora Days fills the weekend

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Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday

By The Staff

A parade, classic car cruise-in, tractor pull and plenty of music are highlights of this year’s Sonora Days Festival.

The festival, set for Friday through Sunday, selected the theme Music on Main. It’s sponsored by Sonora Merchants Inc.

Friday night, there will be a street dance, cruise-in, beauty and children’s pageants and food and craft vendors. The pageants are open to all.

Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the country music performed at 8 p.m. at Cardin’s Pro-Lix.

On Saturday, a 5K run will be held at Sonora Baptist Church. Proceeds from the run will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children in honor of the Sonora Fire Department.

The parade lineup is at Creekside Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. Parade participants may pick up their parade forms at Slim & Trim Fitness or by calling 949-2199. 

Throughout the day Saturday there will a silent auction, horseshoe tournament, cornhole tournament, baby contests, Sonora Idol, midway games, inflatables, pedal pull and back seat driver contest. A tractor pull, coordinated by Mid-Kentucky Pullers, a battle of the bands and a free concert with Glen Rice and Friends will be held.

Baby contests are limited to Sonora residents. Admission will be charged to the tractor pull. Entry fees apply to the battle of the bands, cornhole tournament and pedal pull.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, the annual 40-and-older co-ed softball game will be held at the Sonora Fish and Game Ballpark. Sonora has challenged Upton to a grudge match. There is no fee to play.

For more information, contact the Sonora Merchants Inc. at sonoramerchantsinc@ gmail.com or call 270-734-2483 or 270-949-2199.

SCHEDULE

JUNE 5

1 p.m. – Vendor setup

5 p.m. – Car cruise, contact Billy Dale Butler at 234-6650

6:30 p.m. – Contest check-in

7 p.m. – Music Festival Miss & Master, ages 5-7

Music Festival Pre-Teen, ages 8-12

Music Festival Queen, ages 13-19

8 p.m. – Country music at Cardin’s Pro-Lix

9 p.m. – Street dance

JUNE 6

8 a.m. – Vendors open, midway games, silent auction

8 a.m. – Fun Run, contact Mike Sisk at 766-7195

8:30 a.m. – Parade lineup at Creekside Elementary

10 a.m. – Parade

11 a.m. – Glen Rice and Friends concert on Main Street

11 a.m. – Baby contests for 0-12 months; 13-24 months; 2-4 years

11:30 a.m. – Horseshoe tournament, call 369-8928 for more information

Noon – LaRue County Cloggers perform on Main Street

1 p.m. – Tractor pull at Sonora Fish and Game Club Ball Field, call 734-1035 for more information

2 p.m. – Hardin County Fair Squares

3 p.m. – Sonora Idol

4 p.m. – Pedal Pull at ball field ($5 entry fee)

4:30 p.m. – Sanctioned cornhole tournament, call 369-8585 for information

5:30 p.m. – Silent auction goes live

6 p.m. – Backseat driver contest, call 734-2483 for more information

7 p.m. – Battle of the Bands, call 312-6784

JUNE 7

1 p.m. – 40-and-over co-ed softball, call 234-6289 for more information