Lonesome Dove Fest ~ September 18-20, 2014
The 22nd Annual Lonesome Dove Fest is a family fun-oriented event centered on hunting and outdoor activities. Over 8,000 outdoors sportsmen and sportswomen and their families are expected to attend the Lonesome Dove Fest, celebrating the start of dove hunting season in the Texas south zone.
The Lonesome Dove Fest in Karnes County will offer great food, great music and tons of fun for the entire family. The festival includes a parade, team sporting clays competition, numerous exhibits, vendors, and a variety of community activities.
Saturday events start with a Lonesome Dove Fest Parade that will kick off at 10 a.m. in downtown Karnes City. Parade floats, bands and other participants will travel along Calvert Street through the heart of downtown Karnes City, weather permitting. The Lonesome Dove Fest Parade has become a traditional annual event enjoyed by folks of all ages.
Saturday night Lonesome Dove Fest culminates with a raffle drawing, live auction and dance featuring top notch musical talent, sponsored by the No Bull Radio Network (92.1-FM KCAF Kenedy, 1490-AM KIBL Beeville, 1280-AM KMFR Pearsall) is featured on the Lonesome Dove Fest stages include Roy Head, Dickie Lee, Geronimo Trevino and the Geronimo Band. (Entertainment subject to change.)
One of the main attractions at the festival is a team sporting clays competition. The team shoot provides an opportunity for participants to compete for prizes and bragging rights and, for those interested in hunting, includes a dove hunt with area landowners. A celebrity challenge five-stand clay target event will pit the shooting skills of media members against local and state officials.
“This is not just for hunters,” Rotarian Randy Witte emphasized, “but for families – for everybody!”
Exhibitor and Vendor tables are still available. For more information on the 22nd Annual Lonesome Dove Fest call Wade Hedtke at 830-583-6330, Randy Witte at 830-780-3314, Benny Lyssy at 830-583-5775 or Maggie Hunt at 830-299-1287.