Derrick Days Festival coming in April

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The annual Derrick Days festival will be in downtown Corsicana on Beaton Street on April 23-30 this year. The week-long event features a car show and swap meet, chili cook-off, carnival, wine stroll, parade and vendors. Marketplace and food/beverage vendors from across Texas will be there. Vendors will be selling wine, jewelry, name rings, pet tags, face painting, keepsakes and gifts, antiques, essential oils, and personal care items.  Also represented will be political groups, faith based and charitable organizations, and service clubs.

A mini-thon fun run starts the event on Saturday, April 23, with both 1 mile and 5K run/walks. Also on April 23 is the Oil Baron’s Ball, benefitting The Humane Society of Navarro County.

Wednesday, there will be a free hot dog lunch and dinner, with chips and drink provided, at the Pocket Park. Thursday from 5pm-7pm, those interested can stroll Downtown Corsicana while sipping wine and enjoying light appetizers.

The parade is at 9am on Saturday, April 30. The cook-off, also on April 30, will include beans, chili, and brisket, and will include a junior chili division for ages 7-17. It has moved this year to a large parking lot between 12th Street and Main Street just north of Collin Street.

The Car Show and Swap Meet will also be held on April 30, on Beaton Street south of Collins Street. Displays may include cars, bikes, trucks, muscle cars, rat rods, and performance cars, and 24 awards will be given. Proceeds will benefit Patriot Paws, who provides service dogs to wounded veterans.

Other events include golf, volleyball, and horseshoe tournaments, a pancake breakfast, entertainment by local school groups, gospel stage and pro rodeo. For more information visit the Derrick Days website.