Potlatch set for Saturday, Oct. 14
Posted October 5, 2017 by East Texas Today |   

Submitted by Teresa Dennard

Potlatch will be held in the Carthage Civic Center, Panola County Expo Hall and the surrounding areas, Saturday, October 14 from 10 am until 4pm featuring Shopping, Food, Children’s Area, Teen Area, Entertainment and Car Show.

Performing on the Main Stage inside the Civic Center beginning at 10am will be the Bulldog Belles, String Power Super Group, Mike Parker & Bill Smith, Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Singers and special guests.

At 1pm the Jalapeno Tree Karaoke Contest will begin. Top prize is $1000. Applications for the Karaoke Contest are on the city website on the Potlatch link, www.carthagetexas.us or at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce.

The Carthage Jr. High Twirlers and Flags will perform in the Teen Area at 10:30 and the Lip Sync Contest will begin at 11am. The Teen Area, located in the Expo Hall will also feature games such as the Pillow Fight, Jacob’s Ladder, Soccer Billiards, Rock Climbing Wall and a NEW Bumber Ball game you won’t want to miss.

The Children’s Area will feature free pony rides, a Trackless Train that is always a popular ride for the kids, Bungee Run, Monster Slide, Obstacle Course and Jump House.

Arts/Crafts & Retail vendors will have items to fit every shopping need…something for the ladies, children as well as the men! Start your Christmas shopping early!

The 15th Annual Potlatch (formerly Oil & Gas Blast) Car Show & Swap Meet will be in memory of Keith McIlwain & Jerry Buechler. Registration is from 8am-10:30am with the car show from 10:30am-2pm. Awards will be given in 16 classes plus best of show. Entry is $10 per car, contact 903-690-1401 for more information or you can get the entry form on the City of Carthage website, www.carthagetexas.us.

So many amazing groups will be serving up some really good eats again this year, including Baked Potatoes, Nachos, Street Tacos, Corn Dogs, Meat Pies, Funnel Cakes, Chicken Strips, Burgers, Brisket Sandwiches, Fried Pickles, Pies, Alligator Hoagies, Popcorn, Quencies Shaved Ice, Turkey Legs, Cotton Candy, Fried Pies and so much more! Plan on having lunch at Potlatch!

For Potlatch info check the carthagetexas.us website or contact Cindy Deloney, 903.736.2273 or Teresa Dennard 903.754.4000