Gusher Days Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary, May 2-3

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau supports this free festival held at Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City, La.

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The event’s theme is “Everything Old is New Again.”

The festival has formed a new partnership with the Oil City Rotary Club, moved locations, intensified the entertainment lineup and expanded the food vendors and children’s areas.

Oil City, LA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014

Gusher Days Festival is celebrating its 35th year of honoring north Caddo Parish’s primary industry – oil, May 2-3 at Earl G. Williamson Park in Oil City. The event’s theme is “Everything Old is New Again.”

The discovery and production of oil was the catalyst for forming this city, and it was the first site of offshore oil wells in the United States. Considered the largest natural lake of fresh water in the South covering 26,800 acres, Caddo Lake is shared by Texas and Louisiana.

“This year’s festival is completely reinventing itself by expanding on the things locals and visitors love the most,” said Lisa Luccous, president of the local organizing committee. “The festival has formed a new partnership with the Oil City Rotary Club, moved locations, intensified the entertainment lineup and expanded the food vendors and children’s areas.”

The entertainment line-up for this year’s event starts on Friday, May 2 with a pet parade at 6 p.m., followed by a gospel music concert at 7 p.m.

The next day, Dixie Bent and Raymond Joe Welborn take to the stage at 2 p.m. performing classic country tunes followed by Tyler Vosbury at 3:30 p.m. The final performance will be by The Pack (Mark Tate, Joey Raborn, Keith Vosbury, Kim Tate and Steve Benton) beginning at 5 p.m. The group will perform mixed rock offering classic, southern and 80s tunes. Local school and dance troupes will also be performing throughout the day.

Missy and Miss Gusher will be named April 12 at the Oil City Pageant and will make their first appearances at the May 2-3 festival.

Schedule of Events

April 12
Missy and Miss Gusher Pageant, Oil City Elementary/Middle School

Friday, May 2
6 p.m., Pet Parade, Earl G. Williamson Park
7 p.m., Gospel Music Concert, Earl G. Williamson Park

Saturday, May 3
6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Weigh-in)-Gusher Days Bass Fishing Tournament on Caddo Lake. The boats will launch from Earl G. Williamson Boat Park.
11 a.m.-Vendor Booths Open
11-11:30 a.m.-Sweet Potatoes
12 p.m.-Dance Line Performance
1 p.m. Casey Boddie
2 p.m.-Dixie Bent & Raymond Joe Welborn
3:30 p.m.-Tyler Vosbury
5 p.m.-The Pack
All day-Children’s Play Area

For more information about the Gusher Days Festival, visit http://www.sbfunguide.com or call Lisa Luccous at (318) 771-2437.


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