Grayson's Memory Days this weekend

GRAYSON As May winds down, the city of Grayson winds up excitement for Grayson Memory Days, set for May 23, 24 and 25.

One special visitor will be Food Network/reality TV personality Cameron Pennington, who will film an episode of his new TV show during the celebration.

He said last week he planned on being in Grayson by Friday, May 17, and will stay through June 1. During his stay, he said makers of the show will get footage that will be used in the first season of the show. The name of the show will be revealed during the parade, when Pennington makes an appearance. He also will be a judge for Grayson’s Got Talent!, which is open to anyone who can fill a five-minute slot with entertainment.

“Judging the talent should be fun,” he said.

Details of the three-day event, set to unfold on Main Street, include:

Thursday (May 23)

• 1:30 p.m. — Business window judging, 1980s theme “Mixtape Memories.”

• 4 p.m. to dark — Vendor merchants open at the Blue Goose Collective Building, 166 E. Main St., and food trucks on Pomeroy Street.

• 5:30 p.m. — Carter County Poet Society Slam at The Nook & Cranny Coffee Shop, 109 E. Main St.

• 6 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies (on the Go Radio stage, Merchants Parking Lot next to All-Star Athletics)

• 6:45 p.m. — Dance with Hope Studio (Merchants Parking Lot next to All-Star Athletics)

• 6 p.m. — Memory Days Cruise-In (visit at First Baptist Church parking lot, Grayson RECC)

• 8 p.m. — Performance by City Heat.

Friday (May 24)

• 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Book Sale by Friends of the Library at Carter County Public Library (116 W. Main St.)

• 4 p.m. — Duane Suttles Memorial Day BBQ, Grayson Volunteer Fire Department (316 E. Third St.); $16 for adults, $10 for veterans, seniors; those younger than 5 admitted free.

• 4 p.m. — Vendor Merchants open at the Blue Goose Collective Building (166 E. Main Street); food trucks on Pomeroy Street.

• 6 p.m. — Center Stage Studio (Merchants Parking Lot next to All-Star Athletics)

• 8 p.m. — Performance by The Party Bus Band.

Saturday (May 25)

• 7 a.m. — 5K Run and Walk, preregistration at 6:30 AM (Main Street Gazebo).

• 9 a.m. — Vendor Merchants open at the Blue Goose Collective Building (166 E. Main Street), food trucks on Pomeroy Street.

• 9 a.m. — Memory Days Car Show by Carter County Cruisers (Prichard Elementary School, 401 E. Main St.); $10.00 entry fee; for more information, call (606) 315-0454.

• 10 a.m. — 23rd Annual Dog Jog by All Creatures Veterinary Care (Main Street Gazebo next to Veterans Park); $15 registration includes T-shirt.

• 10 a.m. to noon — Grayson Fire Department Train Rides (Main Street)

• 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Book Sale by the Friends of the Library (Carter County Public Library 116 W. Main St.)

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “Batman and Cinderella Meet n’ Greet (Main Street Gazebo next to Veterans Park).

• 1 p.m. — Grayson Memory Days Parade “Mixtape Memories, A look at the Eighties” (Lineup begins at noon on Old U.S. 60 near Michelle Wilhoit State Farm Insurance, enter from the west end of town) Grand Marshall: WW2 Veteran Edgar Everman.

• 2 to 4 p.m. — DjMj Entertainment (Go Radio Stage on the Merchants Parking Lot next to All-Star Athletics)

• 4 to 6 p.m. — Grayson Fire Department Train Rides (Main Street)

• 4 p.m. — Grayson’s Got Talent (Go Radio Stage on the Merchants Parking Lot next to All-Star Athletics).

• 7:30 p.m. — Performances by Emily Wolfe, Blue Sky Band, Dustin Burchett and Kentucky Clear.

Entertainment is sponsored by First National Bank of Grayson. More information is available at graysonchamber.com.