Organizers with the Early Pioneer Day Festival will hold their March meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bill King Conference Room in the Early Chamber of Commerce, located at 104 East Industrial Drive.
“The meetings are opened to anyone interested in the ‘old days,’” said Wanda Furgason, executive director at the Early Chamber of Commerce. “Any artist or craftsman that wants to have a booth or anyone that can demonstrate how they did things back then — like churning butter, spinning yarn, making soap, making candles.”
The Early Pioneer Day Festival is set for Oct. 18-20 around the Early Incubator and Early Chamber of Commerce’s offices.
“The Convention and Tourism Bureau committee of the Early Chamber wanted a big event that would involve a whole new idea for Early and that would interest visitors to attend and learn about our American and Texas history,” Furgason said.
Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition, from San Antonio, will be the featured band for the weekend. Mata has won the Academy of Western Artists Western Swing Vocalist of the Year and the Academy’s Entertainers of the Year twice for his authentic Western Swig music and traditional country music.
Other activities planned for the festival include a food and craft vendors market, storytelling contest, campfire fun, hayrides, 5K run, a street dance and much more.
Items on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting include inviting more vendors and local entertainment along with finalizing the “Create the T-shirt” contest for the Early High School students.
“The meeting moves right along,” Furgason said. “Please come and give us your opinion, your questions, and especially your ideas and your time.”
For more information about the festival or to volunteer, contact Furgason with the Early Chamber of Commerce at (325) 649-9317.