Hitching Post Festival Set Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th

Jamestown will be the center of a lot of activity and excitement on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th, as the  the first Hitching Post Festival will be held in downtown Jamestown on Friday evening, and then all day on Saturday at the Fentress County Fairgrounds.

The event is being coordinated by the City of Jamestown.

In his “Minute with the Mayor” column last week, Jamestown Mayor Ryan Smith  shared the following information about this new event, commenting:

“As you may know we are in full preparation for our first Hitching Post Festival on Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th. The purpose of this event is to help bring economic growth to our community through one of things that is already bringing our area recognition and tourism dollars as well as bring local entertainment and recreation for our citizens. We knew this meant bringing together aspects of the horse industry alongside similar interests. We knew we needed great entertainment as well as activities and vendors of all kinds that appealed not just to the horse industry, but to everyone as well! That’s exactly what we’ve done.

“I would like to focus on what we’ve come up with for the equine aspect of the event. We have become known as one of the leading trail riding regions in the nation. In order to claim this title and support our local businesses, we knew that we needed a single event that would embrace this culture. At the core of The Hitching Post Festival it is built on the horse industry and it is our desire that we grow this event each year to embrace the entire equine community.  This means bringing in everything from Tennessee Walkers and Barrel Racing Quarter Horses to Racking Horses and Hunter/Jumpers. We are proud to start this year’s event with three horse exhibitioners.  Our local representative will be Goad Family Stables with Harley and McKenzie Goad teaching the skills they have been so widely recognized for.  The Goad girls have received a number of awards for their work and we are excited to be showing off their skills.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.