Monday, September 29, 2008

SCV and Jesse James

Oak Grove returns to the Old West for Jesse James Festival
Staff Report • September 19, 2008

It’s a showdown on Main Street in Oak Grove this weekend as the 2008 version of the Jesse James Festival and Outlaw Roundup takes the streets.

The festival continues through the weekend with Bluff City Carnival and a city flea market on Friday and Saturday.

The main event of the weekend will be on Saturday and will feature live music and entertainment, horse and carriage rides, a stick horse rodeo, a movie at the Fiske, a barbecue contest, sweet potato pie contest, horseshoe hunt and parade. The day will also feature reenactments of gun fights on Main Street, locals in period costume, a Yankee and Confederate Shootout conducted by the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and skits performed throughout the day by Criswell and Company.