Nokesville Idol, a parade, a dunking booth and large doses of bluegrass music adorn this year’s Nokesville Day.
On Saturday morning an array of musical festivities begins with Jene Whitt and the Bluegrass Gospel Singers at 9 o’clock.
But vendors are going to be setting up their booths much earlier — starting at 7 a.m. — from Aden to Nokesville roads on Fitzwater Drive in Nokesville.
The Ruritan Club, a community-based civic association, is organizing the annual event that will shut down streets and provide fun for all ages.
The event is the Ruritan Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
Gail Williams, secretary of the club, said they’re expecting a larger crowd than last year because the event won’t be competing with other local festivals.
Nokesville Idol, a small-town rendition of the massively popular FOX show, will provide local singers a venue to belt out some vocals for the town’s listening pleasure.
“If you think you’ve got it, come on down,” said Williams, one of the organizers of Nokesville Day and a member of the Nokesville Business Association, which is sponsoring the Idol competition.
She said anyone could enter the singing contest.
She said there’s no “official” end time for the event, which has grown to be pretty popular in recent years.
The parade starts at 11:30 a.m., she said.
It features bands from Brentsville District High School and the Lyons Club, antique cars, tractors, floats, Nokesville Citizen of the Year Stan Keys, Ruritans of the Year Kim and Lynda Grymala and Parade Grand Marshall Wayne Ralston, the retiring principal at Nokesville Elementary School.
Admission to Nokesville Day is free.