Gunnison plans fest
by Courtney Stevens
Oct 23, 2013 | 2676 views | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Music and fun are planned for Gunnison's October Festival Saturday and Sunday.

Hosted by Jay Barnett, the Gunnison October Festival will have arts, a book signing by Jay Barnett, crafts, children's activities, live entertainment, food and more.

Jay Barnett is the author of "Finding Our Lost Kings & Queens," a book about key strategies on how to reach lost youth.

"I am blessed to come home and give back a positive message to where it all started for me. I am grateful for the opportunity and humble by your request for me to host," said Barnett.

On Friday from 4-8 p.m. there will be kids festivities including hayrides, games and a bonfire.

From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ D-Master will spin with the following Saturday full of performances from Jake & Pearl Street Jumpers, The Glimps Band, The Ever Readys, The Bell Singers, and many more.

"Everybody that's from the Gunnison and Rosedale area come back home to this Festival. The participation is great and everyone is over excited about this weekend,” said Festival Committee President Jackie Lloyd.

"The mayor of Gunnison is Frances Ward and she's looking for over a thousand to attend.

"This festival is getting bigger and bigger every year which started from bands just playing in the streets.

"The Gunnison Festival was founded by Mrs. Erma J. Dixon-Overstreet back in 1999 under former Mayor Erma Williams. Mrs. Erma J. Dixon-Overstreet is now deceased," said Lloyd.