The 39th Annual Mighty Moo Festival Brochure is available below. The brochure is also available for download here.
June 15-18, 2016
The Mighty Moo Festival and Reunion is held each Father’s Day weekend in June.
Over the past 39 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 15th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. GOSPEL SINGING – Cowpens First Baptist Church –
Featuring Larry Lawson, David Allen, First Baptist Cowpens Gospel Choir
THURSDAY, JUNE 16th
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 – $ 15.00
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. “Music in the Park” featuring Limestone College
iPan Steel Drum Ensemble –sponsored by Mighty Moo Committee
FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH
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
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. STREET DANCE Featuring
Dirty Grass Soul Band– Sponsored by Mighty Moo
SATURDAY, JUNE 18th
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE-
COWPENS IDOL CONTEST
Food Concessions Amusement Rides Entertainment Games
7:00 a.m. 5K Run Check-In – contact information Thomas or Cathy Voelker 406-0114
8:00 a.m. Inaugural Josh Lee Memorial Mighty Moo 5K Run
Cowpens Timken Community Center
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!
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
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. BLOOD CONNECTION
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
Egg 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 – Entry Fee $20.00 per 4 man team
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. COWPENS IDOL CONTEST – contact Teresa Chadwick 463-3201
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
Larry & Stephanie Craine JM Smith/QS 1
Dearybury Oil and Gas Co./Pure EZ Mart
C & C Thunder Custom Cycles TaylorMade Adidas
Ponder’s Used Cars, Inc. Willy Taco
Matt Fulmer Allstate Agency NAI Earle Furman, LLC.
Petty-Bobo Funeral Home Roebuck Wholesale Nursery Fancy Terry itema
Abbott Farms Bakery Budweiser of Spartanburg Fowler & Son Towing
Carter’s Compressor Service RJ Rockers R.A. Humphries Plumbing
First Citizens Bank John’s Café & Catering Hub City Delivery
Adstract Designs Crawford’s Restaurant
Woodfin Towing Spencer Insulation
For More Information:
Visit www.cowpensmightymoo.com. Contact Mighty Moo Festival Committee members listed on our 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.