June 14-17, 2017
The Mighty Moo Festival and Reunion is held each Father’s Day weekend in June.
Over the past 40 years, this event has provided a reunion opportunity for crewmembers of the USS Cowpens CVL25 who served in WWII and those from the USS Cowpens CG63, which is currently serving in our US Navy’s fleet. Each year the veterans and their families return to our town to celebrate their history and service to our country. Today, the festival is a four-day event that boasts a variety of fun-filled events and patriotic support!
Join us as we celebrate our history, and honor the veterans of not only our two USS Cowpens vessels but all veterans of the United States military.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. GOSPEL SINGING – Veterans Park
Rain venue – Cowpens First Baptist Church
THURSDAY, JUNE 15th
10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Cowpens Historical Depot and Museum open
5:00 – 11:00 p.m. FOOD VENDORS OPEN
5:00 – 11:00 p.m. CARNIVAL RIDES at the Depot / Wristband Night – $ 20.00
7:00 p.m. MISS COWPENS BEAUTY PAGEANT
Dist. 3 Community Auditorium, Cherry Hill Rd. , Spartanburg, SC
Ages from walking toddlers thru 18 years old
Call 580-9766 for more information.
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. OPEN MIC NIGHT – for information 463-3201 x0
FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH
9:00 a.m. BASEBALL GAME
Moo crew vs. District 3 Youth Sports at Red Moore Field
9:00 a.m. GOLF TOURNAMENT at Woodfin Ridge Golf Club
Registration begins at 8:00 am, Shotgun start at 9:30
Lunch will be provided. Proceeds will benefit Dist. 3 BLESSINGS IN A
BACKPACK and THE MARCUS LATTIMORE FOUNDATION.
For more information 864-706-1165
10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Cowpens Historical Depot and Museum open
1:30 p.m. CAKE/PIE CONTEST- turn in entries to Abbott Farm Bakery
5:00 – 11:00 p.m. CARNIVAL RIDES at the Depot – wristband $20.00
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. STREET DANCE Featuring
Dirty Grass Soul Band– Sponsored by Mighty Moo Festival Committee
SATURDAY, JUNE 17th
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE-
Food Concessions Amusement Rides Entertainment Games
8:00 a.m. 5K Run Check-In – contact information
Thomas or Cathy Voelker 406-0114
9:00 a.m. 2ND ANNUAL Josh Lee Memorial Mighty Moo 5K Run
Start/Finish Cowpens Library
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ARTS & CRAFTS – Located on Brown Street (beside Veterans Park)
9:30 a.m. CHILDREN’S PARADE: Assemble at Greenway Dr. and ending at Rite Aid. Ages up to 12 years old; strollers, big wheels, tricycles, wagons, and bikes.
ATTENTION PARENTS: please be at Rite Aid to pick up your child immediately after this event!
10:00 a.m. MIGHTY MOO PARADE
For more information call Teresa Chadwick at 864-463-3201 x 0
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cowpens Historical Depot and Museum Open
11:45 a.m. OPENING CEREMONIES – MAIN STAGE VETERANS PARK
- Master of Ceremonies – Amie Smith
- VETERANS WALK OF HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE –
- *Veterans from all branches of service are invited to participate in our WALK OF HONOR. Please gather at the Event Stage immediately after the Parade.
- Welcome by Mayor Hamrick
- Singing of National Anthem – Heather Chadwick
- Special Introductions-Dignitaries and Candidates
- Presentation of Miss Cowpens Pageant Winners
- Presentation of Cake/Pie Contest Sponsored by Abbott Farms Bakery
ENTERTAINMENT & GAMES
6-12 yrs. old and 13 & up
Water Ballon Toss Contest Tricycle Race
Watermelon Eating Contest Sack Race All ages
Hula Hoop Contest Frozen T-Shirt Contest
1:00 p.m. Mighty Moo TUG Fest
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Spartanburg Swing performing
RC & the Carolina Moonpies Reunion with a tribute to Tracy Schultz
8:00 – 12:00 p.m. STREET DANCE: Entertainment by Mama’s Home Cookin’. Playing
Beach, Top 40 and Oldies. Sponsored by
9:30 p.m. FIREWORKS DISPLAY – Proudly sponsored by The Mighty Moo Festival Committee
For More Information:
Visit www.cowpensmightymoo.com. Contact Mighty Moo Festival Committee members listed on the website or call Cowpens Town Hall at (864) 463-3201 ext. 0.
Also, “like us” on Facebook at The Mighty Moo Festival.
Please be respectful of our beautiful Veterans Park and keep
ALL food and drinks outside its perimeters.