HectorFest and Dogg Daze Bring Music & Fireworks for a Free Celebration

HectorFest & Dogg Daze 2017 held at Cecil Riley Memorial Park in Hector, Arkansas.
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The annual Dogg Daze and HectorFest celebrations combine forces to raise money for the Hector Scholarship Foundation. Cecil Riley Memorial Park will host the events in an all-day festival beginning at 10 am on July 1, 2017. Eleven bands from around the state will provide live entertainment followed by a fireworks show to cap off the night.

Mayor John Riley says the purpose of the festival is four-fold, to provide the community with a function that is family friendly, raise money to help the Hector Scholarship Foundation, give area musicians a venue to showcase their talents and to promote the town of Hector.  

What to Expect

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The celebration starts off with the Dogg Daze Parade at 10:00 am with veterans and active duty service members serving as Grand Marshal’s. The parade will start at the Hector multi-purpose building and travel south on 27 to Pine Street.

Be sure to pack the lawn chairs and blankets for a day at the park that promises plenty of chances for fun. Find good old-fashioned barbecue chicken, nachos, and plenty of food at the festival. Cool off with some snow cones, watermelon milkshakes, or sodas. Take part in the horseshoe tournaments and let the kids play in the bouncy house.  

HectorFest 2016 celebration. Photo by Lacey Keenan © 2016

Also, there will be face painting, jewelry, crafts, Tupperware, HectorFest – Dogg Daze T-Shirts, and other merchandise available. A brand new Ibanez PF15-NT guitar donated by Olsen’s Music Center will be raffled during the festivities. And Hendrix Guitar also gave the guitar pictured below with signatures from all musicians playing that day for one lucky winner. 

Ricky Hendrix of Hendrix Guitar donated this beauty to be raffled with signatures from all the bands who are playing the 2017 festival.

Music Line-up

Live music beginning at 1:30 will be non-stop performances on two separate stages. A wide variety of popular bands will play for the crowd. The festival hosts different artists this year with only one band, TypsyGypsy, returning due to overwhelming requests. The music line-up includes Dirty Lindsey at 9:00 pm. The Tone Katz will perform at 8:15. 3 Cent Genius is scheduled at 7:30. Whisky Business will take the stage at 6:45 TypsyGypsy playing at 6:00. Full Circle on stage at 6:45. FlatFive promises to please the crowd at 4:30. The Jonathan Tedford Band performing at 3:45. The Wandering Troubadours are scheduled to play at 3:00. Lucky Rooster will take the stage at 2:15, and T.C. Day will be the first performance of the day at 1:30. 

Sponsors

Here are some of the excellent companies that are making HectorFest and Dogg Daze possible this year by sponsoring the event. All proceeds benefit the Hector Scholarship Foundation, and the thanks goes out to the City of Hector, The Store, Hector PharmacyMac’s Food Market, Clean Line Energy, DPL Inc., Mountain Timber, Tyson, Cogswell Motors, Taylor Oil Company, B&B Radio, Red Brick Studio, Atwoods, River Valley Music Center, Hendrix Guitar, The Local Rundown, Olsen’s Music Center, Pointer Trail Family Clinic, and Straight From The Panic Room News

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