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May 21, 2024, 2:54 p.m.

Marion’s 16th Annual Livermush Festival, It’s a Squeal!

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Marion is celebrating the 16th Annual Livermush Festival, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday, June 1.  Come join us as we celebrate this uniquely southern dish and the history of Livermush in Marion, NC!

It’s going to be a squeal! 

Back again this year - Pig Calling Contest.  Get your best pig call ready!  $25 and a Festival t-shirt for the best pig caller. 

And the Pig Squealing Contest!!!   A $25 cash prize and a Livermush Festival T-shirt to the winner.

Inflatables, face painting and other activities available for the kids during the festival. Stroll along Main Street and shop local artists and craft vendors.

Face Painting and Other Fun Activities for Kid's at Marion's Livermush Festival

Downtown Marion’s restaurants, taprooms, Meadery and brewery will all be open for your enjoyment.

Attendees at this year's Livermush Festival can visit the Food Truck Rodeo, where a variety of food trucks will be competing against one another for the title of "Livermush Master."

Each participating food truck will serve at least one livermush dish. Purchase those dishes and vote for their favorite dish at the information booth.

2023's Winning Livermush team: Mama T's Rolling Snack Shack

Last year's Food Truck Rodeo winner, Mama T's Rolling Snack Shack, will return this year to defend their title as Livermush Master. Other food trucks participating include: Sips Soda Shop, Countryside BBQ, Pan De Vida Mexican Food, Just Peachy Pop Shop, Krazea Korn Kettle Corn, Pelican’s Snoballs of Marion, Top Fuel Grill, Scoops & More Ice Cream and Jay’s Lemonade!

And what would a Livermush Festival be without the sounds of great traditional mountain music. 

With a mix of genres from Flatt & Scruggs to Lynyrd Skynyrd and beyond, this year's band Wiregrass has something for everyone. Wiregrass is a band of five members and their influences come from every musical avenue. Although Bluegrass is what brought them together, it's not all they do. It's not quite your Granny's bluegrass!

Wiregrass Band At Livermush Festival

Members include: Jamey Harrison on guitar and vocals, Scott Lail on banjo, Dobro and vocals, Brad Davis on bass guitar and vocals, Jeremy Green on mandolin and vocals and Tyler Leonard on lead guitar and vocals. Wiregrass is crowd pleasing and brings a great new sound.  So bring your dancing shoes and have a good time at Marion’s 16th Annual Livermush Festival. 

For more information, visit Marion's Livermush Festival website, our Event Link, or follow Livermush Festival on Facebook.  Phone 828-652-2215.

2024 Sponsors Include- City of Marion, Hunter's Livermush, McDowell Technical Community College, McDowell Cornerstone Credit Union, Lake James Electrical, LLC, US Cellular, Carolina Chiropractic Plus, and Renewal by Anderson.