Marion's 15th Annual Livermush Festival, It's a Squeal!
Join the celebration of Livermush its heritage in Marion and McDowell County! Back again this year is the Pig Calling Contest - $25 and a Festival t-shirt for the best pig caller; and the Pig Squealing Contest - a $25 cash prize and a Festival t-shirt for the winner. There is fun for everyone -inflatables, face painting and other activities for the kids!! Visit with the arts and craft vendors.
Downtown Marion’s restaurants, taprooms, meadery and brewery will 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. Attendees will be able to purchase those dishes and vote for their favorite dish at the information booth.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, JB’s Rolling Bistro LLC, Countryside BBQ, Krazea Korn, Super Snack Shop, Pelican’s Snoballs of Marion, Top Fuel Grill, and Jay’s Lemonade!
And what would a Livermush Festival be without the sounds of great traditional mountain music? Wiregrass' five member band and their influences come from every musical avenue. Although Bluegrass is what brought them together, it's not all they do. With a mix of genres from Flatt & Scruggs to Lynyrd Skynyrd and beyond, Wiregrass has something for everyone. 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.
At 6:15 pm, Little Miss McDowell, Greenleigh Strode, will be performing!
For more information, call 828-652-2215 or follow Livermush Festival on Facebook. In case of rain, the concert will be at the Historic Marion Tailgate Market cover, 67 West Henderson Street.
2023 Sponsors - City of Marion, Hunter's Livermush, McDowell Technical Community College, Mariner Finance, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, and Renewal by Anderson.