The city of Stevenson is celebrating its 38th annual Depot Days Festival from June 1 to June 9. Depot Days is a big event to celebrate the history of Stevenson and to bring the community closer.
On June 1, there will be a community yard sale on Main Street in Stevenson. Spaces for the yard are first come first serve. Depot Days officially kicks off on June 4. At 7:30 a.m. there will be a breakfast at the Old Choo Choo. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, there will be bingo at the flatbed car on Main Street. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 there will be a gospel singing and hot dog dinner at the Mack Morris Amphitheater.
On Thursday, June 6 the second annual Stevenson Depot Days golf Tournament will tee off from Dogwood Hills. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the groups will tee off at 1 p.m.
There will a closest to the pin and long drive competition, many gifts, prizes, and food to follow the tournament. The cost to play is $60 per player or $240 per foursome. For more information regarding the golf tournament, contact Dan Matthews at 423.463.2006 or Mike Matthews at 256.608.0325. Also, on Thursday there will be a cake walk, cake and ice cream social, and karaoke beginning at 6 p.m.
On Friday, June 7 the Pioneer Breakfast will start the day at Phil’s Place at 6 a.m. There will be a cornhole tournament later that day at the Stevenson Park tennis courts.
People can bring a teammate or join a team the day of the tournament. Sign up for the tournament will begin at 6 p.m. and the games will start at 7 p.m. The cost to play is $20 per team, and there is a $10 re-buy. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Saturday, June 8 is packed full of events for Depot Days. The Depot Days Fishing Tournament will begin at safelight at Snodgrass Bridge. It costs $100 per boat to compete in the fishing tournament.
There is a 100 percent payout and a $10 big fish competition. For registration contact Tommy Pierce at 931.691.9457 or Jerry Payne at 256.608.0838. Food, arts and crafts, and kids’ games vendor will set up downtown at 9 a.m. and they will be there all day. The official ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at the gazebo. There will be a car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual Depot Days parade will start at 10:30 a.m.
There will be live entertainment throughout the day. At 8 p.m. the Midnight Street Dance will begin. Wrong to Wright will be performing at the street dance. Also, on Saturday, Civil War reenactors with the Louisiana Rifle Company will be at Fort Harker Military Fortification.
Several businesses in downtown Stevenson will have promotions and sales for people attending Depot Days. Stevenson Mayor Rickey Steele said that Depot Days is a time to celebrate.
“Depot Days is a celebration to bring the people of our community together. People have a chance to visit with classmates and old friends and enjoy a time of fellowship. Depot Days is a time to celebrate home,” said Steele.
For more information, visit the Stevenson Depot Days Facebook page.