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Slugburger Festival to return to downtown

Main Street Director Angela Avent models the new Slugburger Festival t-shirt. The yellow shirt features a new festival logo and are $15 each.

Staff photo by Zack Steen

By Zack Steen


Summertime in Corinth would not be the same without it.

And this year, it turns 32 years old.

The annual Slugburger Festival will once again pay tribute to the area's culinary specialty on July 12 and 13. The two-day event will bring live music, fun carnival rides and yummy slugburgers to downtown Corinth.

"It's our biggest event of the year," said Main Street Director Angela Avent. "We start planning this weekend about a year in advance hoping that it will be perfect for everyone who attends."

The carnival will return this year for three days beginning on Thursday, July 11. It will be setup on the clock tower parking lot at the corner of Cruise and Fillmore streets. Armbands will allow unlimited rides and games at $20 each.

The festival portion of the event will take place in the CARE Honor Garden at the Corinth Depot.

"We have scaled back the entertainment side of the festival to just two nights," said Avent. "We've got a great lineup performing this year."

The Garrett Eye Clinic Slug Voice local singing competition will return to kickoff Friday night.

"We thank Brett Garrett for helping us out with this event again," said Avent. "We have a lot of young, talented local people who can come and sing and hopefully walk away a winner."

Following Slug Voice, is 90's country party band the Mustache Band.

Friday's admission for Slug Voice will be $5, then increase to $10 at 7:30 p.m. for the Mustache Band.

The annual Miss Slugburger Pageant will be held on Saturday morning. Avent said the event normally attracts about 30 contestants from age 0 to 18.

On Saturday night, the entertainment includes Lady Sundown from Adamsville, Tenn., newly formed Ernie Welch band Jack Lightning and returning for the second year in a row, former X Factor contestant Skyelor Anderson.

Saturday's music begins at 6 p.m. and gate price is $10.

Avent said the Corinth Rotary Club will cook the on-site slugburgers for the festival. Other concessions will also be available.

"T-shirts are in full swing, as well," said Avent.

The yellow shirt features a new festival logo and are $15 each.

Sizes youth small through 3XL are available for purchase at the tourism office or The Alliance office on Fillmore Street or at Borroum's Drug Store on court square.

(For more information, search Slugburger Festival on Facebook, visit slugburgerfestival.com or contact 662-287-8300.)