Viola Valley Homecoming will kick off this Saturday, Aug. 8, with a wide array of activities that are family oriented.
This year’s event begins at 10 a.m. with a parade. Throughout the day, visitors can get involved with various competitions including homemade ice cream, karaoke, a lawnmower pull and a pedal pull, or enjoy the displays such as vintage cars, gas engines, modular trains, new vehicles, buttons, a general store, a petting zoo and sheepherding. An On the Road Again Show begins at 8 p.m. and will end the day-long event.
For the karaoke contest, participants will be allowed to select their three song choices for the three rounds. Contestants will be allowed to sing their first song selection. If they advance through the competition, they will be allowed to sing their second and third song selections. Songs cannot be longer than four minutes.
Karaoke rules: Participants must line up at 3:30 p.m. to be given a number. They must remain on stage during their performance. All performances must be family friendly. Inappropriate performance and/ or inappropriate outfits will disqualify a contestant, and the decisions by the judges is final.
There will be two categories: one for ages 18 and up, and one for 17 and under. Winners will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. Underage contestants must have parent or guardian permission to participate.
Due to scheduling difficulties, the tractor pull for this year’s Viola Valley Homecoming will be held Aug. 22 beginning at 7 p.m. The event is sanctioned by the Middle Tennessee Pullers Association. There will be sanctioned and non-sanctioned classes. For more information, visit www.midtnpullers.com/classes.html.
Viola Valley Homecoming is themed “Where Good Times and Memories Come Together” so come out and enjoy the event.