Festival returns to Shell Knob

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will hold its seventh annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest at the old ball diamonds one-quarter mile west of downtown Shell Knob on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The annual festival offers live entertainment, food concessions, a family fun area, a car show, a beer garden and crafters. Adult admission is $1. Children under the age of 18 are admitted at no cost. The event also offers free parking.

Last year's Shakin' in the Shell Fest attracted over 7,000 people. Festival committee members are planning an equally entertaining event for this year.

The festival will begin with a patriotic kick-off at 9:45 a.m., and the Blue Eye High School Band and Shell Knob School Band are scheduled to perform at 10 and 10:30 a.m. respectively.

At 11 a.m., the Table Rock Line Dancers will perform on the festival main stage. The popular Ugly Dog Contest will start at 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon entertainment will include several local bands. The Maxwells will perform at 1 p.m., and What's It To Ya will take the stage at 4:30 p.m. Barry County Connection will perform at 8 p.m.

The 23rd annual Shell Knob Classic and Custom Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the festival. Registration will held from 9 a.m. to noon, and awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

The family fun area will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year, the family area will offer face painting, prizes, inflatables, games and other fun activities.

All area residents are encouraged to mark their calendars for this year's Shakin' in the Shell Fest.

For more information, call the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce at 417-858-3300, email info@shellknob.com or visit shakinfest.com.

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