Many of ya’ll have been asking about DukesFest this year. While there’s not a DukesFest happening on the enormous scale of prior years, there IS an opportunity for you to meet several of the original Dukes Of Hazzard cast members this summer, at the Smokey Mountain Fan Fest. Friends and neighbors, we’re pleased to share this news..
Mark your calendars now for Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th. Get out the Road Atlas, program your GPS, pull up MapQuest or whatever you gotta do to find Sevierville, TN. It’s about 20 minutes from downtown Knoxville in the picture-postcard-purty Smokey Mountains.
The Smokies Stadium is the host venue where you’ll have an opportunity to meet Ben Jones, James Best, Catherine Bach, Don Pedro Coley, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst and Byron Cherry. For those of ya’ll who don’t read the credits on the Dukes of Hazzard, that translates into Cooter, Rosco, Daisy, Sheriff Little, Enos, Cletus, and Coy. Any one of these nice folks is worth the trip to meet, but when you get the chance to see six of ’em together, it’s even better.
If that ain’t enough, how about a good ol’ fashioned Hazzard-style hoedown with Merle Haggard in concert? Yes, Haggard in Hazzard. The concert is included with Saturday event admissions. There’s differenent options on how that works for seating and price, so we suggest you visit www.concertsinthesmokies.com to find the ticket deal you want.
Attention General Lee and other show car owners: Wanna bring your car? Visit the website above and click on the Fan Fest info, then scroll down to the contact info. Sounds like the special ticket offers are limited to the first 100 cars, so hit the gas on that one.
Disclaimer, ya’ll: The Smokey Mountain Fan Fest is produced by the Smokies Stadium, Tennessee Smokies Baseball, and First Class Productions LLC. In other words, you’ll need to visit the link above for tickets. While several Dukes of Hazzard cast members will be making appearences, none of ’em are running this particular gig.
Hope to see ya there!