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Cherry Festival is Here: What To Do

The 94th annual Beaumont Cherry Festival runs from June 7-10.

It's finally here, and it's cherry time.

The annual Beaumont Cherry Festival takes over Stewart Park through the weekend, to be filled with games, rides, entertainment, food and fun.

And as if that weren't enough-- there's more.

In addition to the festival, a parade featuring marching bands, dancers and floats will be held Saturday morning, June 9, at 10:30 a.m., starting at 12th Street and Beaumont Avenue and proceeding south down Beaumont Avenue, finishing at the Civic Center.   of 'Hell's Kitchen' will be the Grand Marshall of that event.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to partake in the festival-- as last year some 70,000 attendees passed through the gates, according to Cherry Festival Vendor Director Sue Pensak.

Penask estimates that there will be roughly 250 vendors set up at the Cherry Festival-- about 200 of which will be arts and crafts and commercial vendors; and the remaining will be food and snack type vendors.

You'll be able to catch those vendors beginning Thursday at 5 p.m., when the festival officially opens.

Hours and prices are as follows: 

  • Thursday, June 7: 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.; Children & Adults 6 and up-- $3
  • Friday, June 8: 5 p.m.- Midnight; Children & Adults 6 and up-- $5
  • Saturday, June 9: 12 p.m.- Midnight; Children & Adults 6 and up-- $5
  • Sunday, June 10: 12 p.m.- 9 p.m.; Children & Adults 6 and up-- $5
  • Carnival ride wristbands: $20 Thursday, $25 Friday through Sunday

The entertainment schedule for this year is as follows:

Thursday   June 7th
  5:00 pm   Brenton Wood         7:00 pm    Rumors - Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
 Friday
June 8th
  5:00 pm   The Basix
        8:00 pm  

Hotel California
Tribute to the Eagles

 Saturday   June 9th
  12 pm   Local Groups
        3:00 pm   Garrat Winkin and The Parrot Heads         6:00 pm    Alan Parsons Project
        9:00 pm   The Superfreaks 
 Sunday   June 10th
  12 pm   The Basix
        3:00 pm   Gold Rush Country         5:00 pm  

Ronnie Milsap CANCELED.

Now scheduled: Eddie Money

To find out more about this year's festival, check out the official website here.


 

Mr C June 07, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Be there or be square.
xcak June 09, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Hell Yeah!
James Bond June 09, 2012 at 03:19 PM
For a non-profit organization, they are making a BIG profit just from entry fees. I would not or never recommend it to families. Costs way too much in a down economy.
Mr C June 09, 2012 at 03:20 PM
There's already too many people there Bond...stay home.
James Bond June 11, 2012 at 07:50 AM
@Mr. C- I did stay home with my family. So did many other of my friends and their families. You should check out my blog about the Cherry Festival.

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