The dour economy and an iffy weather forecast couldn’t keep Dukes of Hazzard fans away from Sperryville, Virginia. Thousands of fans traveled from around the country and the globe to be a part of Hazzard Homecoming this last weekend. Cast members who attended the event included promoter and organizer Ben Jones, along with James Best, Cathy Bach, John Schneider, Rick Hurst, and Sonny Shroyer. There were also plenty of General Lee’s to admire.
If you didn’t get to go to Hazzard Homecoming, you can get a feel for the event by watching this newscast by WYMT-TV. Reporter Steve Hensley interviewed a few cast members and talked to some fans at the event. One of the fans looks suspiciously like Paul Harrington of the Canadian Dukes. We’re pointing this out just to see if he’s paying attention.
Back to the reporter – Steve is the same reporter who shared the original WYMT video of the Dukes of Hazzard cast appearances in Hazard Kentucky in 1981. We featured this video in our June 5th article. This reporter has been very kind to Dukes fans, so we figure it’s only fair to give him a big salute here on HazzardNet. Steve, you might just be our Fan of the Month for September, at this rate!
At the end of the Hazzard Homecoming newscast, there’s a hint of “more to come” from Dukes cast members during the next Black Gold Festival in Hazard, Kentucky. We don’t know if that means they’re just going to recap the 1981 highlights, or if there’s direct cast involvement in this year’s event. We’ll try to find out!
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