Memorial Day weekend will bring with it the 40th annual Flopeye Fish Festival in Great Falls.
The festival takes place at the Great Falls Industrial Park, 2534 James Baker Blvd., and starting 5-10 p.m. Friday, May 26, with beach and line dance music provided by DJ Bobby Hudson.
Will & Kris Amusements will be offering rides and amusements; wristbands for admission are $20 each.
The festival kicks into high gear on Saturday, May 27, with a car and motorcycle show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 50 cars registered will receive dash plaques. Drawings will be held throughout the event. Categories include veterans choice award, most outstanding truck and most outstanding car, with awards for first, second and third Places. Registration fee is $25, with registration from 8 a.m. to noon.
The carnival will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Wristbands for admission to the amusements are $25 each.
The scheduled entertainment lineup is:
• 10 a.m., Ruthie’s Dancers
• 11 a.m., DJ Bobby Hudson with Firehouse Entertainment
• 12:30 p.m., Veterans recognition
• 1 p.m., Diamond in the Ruff.
• 3 p.m., DJ Bobby Hudson with Firehouse Entertainment
• 5 p.m., Carolina Honey Band
• 7 p.m., The Extraordinaires Band
In addition to all the festival fun, Duke plans a recreation flow for the Catawba River whitewater from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.