Hometown Festival

This fall, the Hometown Events team will be hosting two great family events. Both events will help raise money for local youngsters who are being treated for serious medical conditions, as well as their families.

The Hometown Festival of Scott County, VA, and Kingsport, TN

The Hometown Festival is an annual event that has been developed to help raise money for local children who need regular medical treatment for serious, ongoing conditions, and their families. Started in 2014, the event has grown to become a popular local destination for families and community members. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, November 4th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Holston View United Methodist Church (174 Church St., Weber City, VA).

This year, the proceeds will go to support four different families in need. Three of these families have to travel to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, for regular treatments, while the fourth family must travel to Ohio regularly for medical treatment. This puts a great deal of burden on the parents and children as they seek medical support.

The Hometown Festival will host over 75 local food and craft vendors, as well as games, rock-climbing walls, inflatables, rides, and more fun. The festival will also host some amazing artists who will perform in concerts throughout the day. Here are the three major performers that you can come enjoy:

– Ben Haggard & The Strangers—Son of country music legend, Merle Haggard, Ben has been keeping the family legacy alive with his father’s band, The Strangers. He has performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, and many others at the Grammys and on the road. More than just a tribute band, Ben Haggard & The Strangers keeps the legend alive.

– Ashley Campbell—Another country history progeny, Ashley Campbell grew up in country music watching her father, Glen Campbell, fill legendary country venues and play his signature country songs. Ashley released her debut single “Remembering” in 2015 and a second single “Wichita Lineman” in 2016. – The McKameys—Organized as a trio of sisters in 1954, the group is in its sixth decade of spreading God’s message of love and hope through their music. Today, the group consists of Peg McKamey Bean and her husband, Ruben; their daughter Connie; Connie’s son, Elijah; and Sheryl Farris, who is also Peg and Ruben’s daughter.

There will be a fireworks show at the end of the Ben Haggard & The Strangers performance around 7:15 p.m. This will be an incredible day of food, fun, crafts, and music for the whole family, all to support an important need for local families.

An Afternoon With Uncle Si and the Sicotics
This year, the Hometown Events team is offering a second night of family fun with Uncle Si from “Duck Dynasty” fame. Uncle Si will be on hand Saturday, November 18th at 1:30 p.m. with his band, the Sicotics, to tell stories and play some great country music. If you’ve ever seen Uncle Si on the hit Discovery Channel show, you know this will be a night of laughs, songs, and encouragement.
The special event will be held at First Baptist Church of Weber City Community Campus (614 Broadwater Ave., Gate City, VA) and seating is very limited, so purchase tickets today for the best chance to guarantee your seats. The proceeds from this event will also be donated to support the same children and families as the Hometown Festival.

Tickets for each of these events go on sale today (Sept. 19th) at 2 p.m., and can be purchased online at the Hometown Events website (www.home-townevents.org) or on the day of the event. If you would like to purchase tickets in person prior to the event, they will be available at Holston View Preschool & Daycare (174 Church St., Weber City, VA). General admission tickets for the Hometown Festival and the Uncle Si event are $5 per person. Premium reserved seating tickets for either event are $15 per person (only 200 seats available). If you would like to save money and attend both events, Hometown Events is offering a special “Super Pass” for both events for just $25 per person (only 100 Super Passes will be sold). Tickets will also be available on the day of both events while they last. For both events, children 5 and younger will be admitted free of charge.

If you would like to volunteer to help with either event, or are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact the Hometown Events staff through their website. If you would like to make a special donation to support the local children and families being sponsored, please send through the Hometown Events website or make checks payable to “Hometown Festival” and mail to 174 Church St., Weber City, VA 24290.

For more information, visit Hometown Events at www.home-townevents.org.

About Hometown Events: Hometown Events is a local charitable organization sponsoring events in Scott County, VA, and Kingsport, TN, to help children with serious medical conditions and their families. The organization’s premier event, the Hometown Festival, was first held in 2014 and was started by generous local volunteers from the community and organized by volunteers, Savanna Huffman and Tara Burns. This cause has now grown exponentially and other events are being added to the schedule to help sponsor families while offering great events for local community members.