Enjoy Father’s Day weekend at the Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival
May 6, 2012 by Mark
The 19th annual Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival will take place at Douglass Park from June 15th – 17th. This is a free event. The festival celebrates the contribution that African Americans have made to our society.
There will be lots of family-friend activities at the festival including a car and bike show, a talent showcase, a comedy show, wrestling, choirs, a jalapeno eating contest, a fashion show and a school contest. The school contest will consist of three categories all celebrating favorite teachers and winners will receive prizes: the Cradle to Classroom Drawing contest is for pre-K to 5th grade children are asked to draw a picture or create a painting featuring their favorite teacher; the Storyteller Contest is for grades 6 – 8, each child will be asked to write a short story about a one-on-one encounter they have had with a teacher; and the Happening Contest is for those in grades 9 -12, they are asked to write an essay, a song, a rap or a poem about a teacher who has inspired them.
Vendor booths for non-food vendors can be rented for $350 for a small business and $500 for a large business; tables for food vendors are $600. Non-food vendors who plan to sell at the Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival can work with Memphis printing companies to make their booths appealing to the public through banner printing and brochure printing services. A colorful banner, with an appealing related design will ensure that a booth will not be overlooked.