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Tasty slugs, endless fun, and good music await those who visit Corinth this weekend.

Main Street Corinth will present the 34th annual Slugburger Festival on Friday and Saturday. The two-day event pays homage to the ultimate Corinth delicacy and offers carnival rides, entertainment, a car show cruise-in, an eating contest, and a pageant spread across three locations downtown.

“The weekend is full of great fun, and thanks to several new events this year, there is truly something for everyone,” said Director Angela Avent. “In addition to all the activities, slugburgers will be cooked fresh and ready for attendees to enjoy.”

The summer festival kicked off Thursday night with the opening of the Midway carnival. Activities continue Friday through Saturday night with a nonstop slate of events.

Live music gets started on Friday night on the main stage set up in the entertainment area at the Corinth Depot.

Two Corinth-based groups – rockers Prowler and country act A Band of Jones will take the stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Gate admission is $10.

The Midway carnival will be set up across the railroad tracks and located in the clock parking lot. The carnival opens on Friday at 5 p.m. Armbands for unlimited rides are $20. Individual ride tickets will also be available.

The Corinth Rotary Club will be selling fresh cooked slugburgers at the corner of Fillmore and Cruise streets. Slugs are $2 each or three for $5. A meal deal is two slugs and a Coke product for $5.

Other food vendors will be available on site.

The fun kicks off early on Saturday with the Miss Slugburger Pageant set for 10 a.m. at the Corinth Theatre-Arts’ Crossroads Playhouse.

Over 100 cars and trucks will enter the Slugburger Festival Cruise-In taking place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alcorn County Courthouse. Anyway can enter for $20 per vehicle and prizes will be awarded.

An amateur version of the Slugburger Eating Contest will also take place at court square at noon. Entry is $5 and prizes will be given to the top eaters who finish eight dressed slugburgers.

The Midway carnival will open at 2 p.m. on Saturday and the gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the nighttime entertainment at the depot.

Saturday’s entertainment lineup includes another slate of local groups with Corinth vocalist Ben Mathis, Biggersville country and contemporary Christian soloist AC Isbell and Tupelo-based party band The Spunk Monkees. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $10.

Festival t-shirts will be available for purchase at both the carnival, entertainment and court square sites. They are also available at the Visit Corinth office, The Alliance and Borrum’s Drug Store in downtown Corinth

The weekend’s schedule includes:

Friday

n Midway carnival, slugburgers by Rotary; clock parking lot; 5 p.m..; $20 armband

n Entertainment area opens; Corinth Depot; 6:30 p.m.; $10 admission

A Band of Jones followed by Prowler; 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

n Slugburger Festival Cruise-In, slugburgers by Borroum’s; Alcorn County Courthouse; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

n Miss Slugburger Festival Pageant; Corinth Theatre-Arts’ Crossroads Playhouse; 10 a.m.

n Amateur Slugburger Eating Contest; Alcorn County Courthouse; noon

n Midway carnival, slugburgers by Rotary; clock parking lot; 2 p.m.; $20 armband

n Entertainment area opens; Corinth Depot; 6:30 p.m.; $10 admission

Ben Mathis followed by AC Isbell and The Spunk Monkees; 7:30 p.m.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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