Ribbons and monetary prizes were awarded in several categories during the Tobacco Show at the Logan County Festival, mid-1990s.
Logan County Tobacco Festival
This two-week-long celebration held in Russellville
each October is Logan County's biggest event, honoring the county's
heritage as well as its chief crop. A host of varied activities
include the tobacco show, a beauty pageant to select the festival
queen, a show of bands and field competition, a historical walking
tour, gospel singing, a tobacco producers appreciation dinner, and
a reenactment of an 1868 bank robbery by the Jesse James gang. The
highlight is a parade, first held in 1941, reflecting the theme
chosen for the year. The festival is documented in historical text,
photographs, and newspaper supplements published in conjunction
with the 1962 and 1999 festivals.
Originally submitted by: Ed Whitfield, Representative (1st District).
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