33rd Annual Lindale Chamber of Commerce Countryfest
Saturday, October 14th, the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce will host the biggest Countryfest ever in Downtown Lindale at Blackberry Square.
Since 1984, Lindale’s Countryfest has continued to entertain thousands of visitors and residents, with arts and crafts, games for the kids, great food, live entertainment, and much more. Each and every year added variety is given to the expanding crowds. So get up early and stay late, because you are all invited to Lindale for the day!
It all starts in Downtown Lindale with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the First United Methodist Church at 7am.
Scheduled to begin at 8:30am will be the Harvest Hustle 5K presented by Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the LISD Education Foundation starting in Downtown Lindale at Blackberry Square. The Harvest Hustle will begin in the heart of Lindale on Industrial St., adjacent to the Lindale “Pickers Pavilion.” Runners will “get their legs under them” on the flat first half mile traveling through a residential area east on North St., then turn north onto the challenging rural rolling hills of Iron Mountain Rd. At the “halfway” point, runners will enter the beautiful Trail Creek Farm and will travel into the farm, around the barn, out the gate, and back onto Iron Mountain Rd. The back stretch for runners will again be the rolling hills of Iron Mountain Rd., to the west turn onto North St. for the half mile dash to the finish. Stay after the race for all of the activities of “Countryfest” in Lindale.
Following the Harvest Hustle 5K, you can stroll through the arts and craft booths, gobble a turkey leg, take a look at the Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge Car Display, and bid on auction items.
Children can spend the day at a variety of activities including: The Texas Bank and Trust climbing wall, Lindale Police Department’s Kid’s ID Booth, and lots of carnival games provided by the First United Methodist Church.
Live entertainment will kick off at 10:15am and will conclude at 3:30pm.
The Kiwanis will host a Silent Auction from 10am-12 noon.
Then, Kiwanis will begin a live auction, with numerous items being auctioned off from 12:30-2:30pm. Past auction items have included: restaurant gift cards, merchant gift cards, jewelry, autographed memorabilia, and trips.
This year the Crossroads Classic Car Show to benefit the Lillie Russell Memorial Library will be held in conjunction with Countryfest. There will be Vintage, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Vettes, Mustangs, Modern, Classics, Mopars, and more to see.
For more info on all the events of the day contact the Chamber Office at (903)882-7181 or go to lindalechamber.org. This will be held at Pickers Pavilion, 205 E. North St., Downtown Lindale.