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Oatmeal pie eating competition to kick off Wartrace MusicFest

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The menu at the upcoming June 1 and 2 Wartrace MusicFest features plenty of Bluegrass, Blues, and Bar-B-Q. But what about dessert?

Music fans 18 years and older have an opportunity to consume as many Little Debbie Oatmeal Créme Pies as they can eat in 45 seconds according to Ron Stacy, MusicFest chairman and Mayor of Wartrace.

In addition to eating his or her fill of créme pies, the winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate. Registration for the contest is from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, and the competition will begin shortly after. As an appetizer, the first 600 people through the gate will receive a Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pie.

Twelve hours of music will be served with 13 bands performing continuously from 6 p.m. to midnight each evening. Friday night is all bluegrass with The Gallagher Trio, Lonesome Valley Grass, Just Thrown Together, Tom Brantley & Missionary Ridge, Golden Hollow Bluegrass, and Friday Night Orphan Brigade.

Saturday night will be a blues bash with Nashville's Bad Moon Blues Band, Soul Patch, the Andy T. Band featuring James "Nick" Nixon, The Midnight Special Band featuring Bobby Cochran, and the McKenzie-Fox Band.

Admission is $5 per night with children under 12 free. Rough camping sites are available, alcohol is prohibited, and bringing your own lawn chair is encouraged. For a copy of the eating contest rules and regulations, and vendor and camping information call (931) 389-6144. Additional information and directions are available at www.wartracemusicfest.org. MusicFest is presented by the Town of Wartrace and the Wartrace Chamber of Commerce as a non-profit endeavor to fund community improvements.