Mountain ‘Mater Fest


Arts & Entertainment
Sorrells Park
Park Street , Canton
Sherry Ray
crawfordray@charter.net
648-3535
Aug 02, 2013
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Excitement is stirring in Canton with the 10th annual Mountain ‘Mater Festival coming to downtown Canton on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.

A bounty of delicious tomatoes and the mountain festival will be returning to the downtown location of Sorrells Park on Park Street this year. There is always fun for the entire family at the tomato festival and as always there will be a variety of yummy tomato dishes to sample.   Be sure to visit the Canton Moose Lodge booth early before they run out of their famous tomato pies.  Wagon rides and a children’s fun train will be seen traveling all around town this year.  A huge car show will be held on Saturday and plenty of mountain music and clogging can be enjoyed all weekend.  A variety of craft vendors will be selling their handmade work and the children can spend the day in the children’s fun area. Two new attractions this year will be the popular  pig races and also a giant pinball game.

A terrific variety of entertainment is scheduled for the event. The Josh Fields Band and Vintage Country will be performing on Friday and the Sombra De Mexico Mariachi band will take the stage at 7:00 pm.  The Saturday  lineup begins with Little Creek bluegrass band kicking off the festival  at 11:00 am and followed by the Lisa Price Band at 1:00 pm. The Green Valley Cloggers , Fines Creek Flat Footers  and the Southern Appalachian Cloggers  will be showing off their mountain clogging at the festival.  Believe it or not- our local celebrities Ernest and Elwood are taking the stage at 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon.  The Keil Nathan Band is scheduled to play at 3:30pm and you will not want to miss the traditional mater eating contest at 6:00pm on Saturday evening.  Get ready to listen to the great music of the fabulous Coastal CruZ’rs  which will begin at 7:00pm or grab a dance partner and dance under the stars until the Mountain ‘Mater Fest comes to a close at 10:00pm.  Remember delicious tomatoes from our local JW Johnson  Packing House will be for sale throughout the weekend event and please don’t forget to  purchase a 10th year ‘Mater Fest  T-shirt.

FOCUS of Canton is the proud sponsor of the annual tomato festival and for more information or to be a vendor or have a booth  at this year’s festival please call 561-670-0166. See ya’ll at the ‘Mater Fest !