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Country band Confederate Railroad will be in Logan on Saturday night during the WV Freedom Festival.
Country band Confederate Railroad will be in Logan on Saturday night during the WV Freedom Festival.
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The West Virginia Freedom Festival will begin today in downtown Logan with several fan-favorite contests and will end Sat., July 5, with a huge fireworks display.


Beginning at 6:30 p.m. today, the Paws Squad, a local animal rescue group, will host the ever popular Pet Show. Pets must be registered before 5:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the Lip Sync contest, hosted by DJ Bill France, will begin in the DMV parking lot.


Other entertainment scheduled for the festival includes a variety of local bands along with Confederate Railroad that will be performing Saturday night. Daredevil motorbike riders, comedy, magic shows, wrestling and more will be available throughout the festival, include DJ Bill France’s Block Party on Friday night.


Below is the 2014 festival schedule:


Thursday, July 3


6 p.m. — Booths Open


6:30 p.m. — DMV stage: Street Players Band; Main Stage: Mile to Nowhere; The Magic of Speed at McCormick’s, and the Pet Show: Hosted by the Paws Squad (Bring your pet to register at 5:30 p.m. All pets must be contained and be cleaned up after. If your pet is not comfortable around crowds, please do not enter. Prizes for Best Domestic, Best Exotic and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each: Most Patriotic, Crowds Choice, Top Rescue, and Mayors Choice. Entry fee is $25. All proceeds benefit the Paws Squad. All entries will receive a Freedom Festival Medal.)


7 p.m. — Tiger Show on Parking Building Lot: The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s, and Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot (directly following pet show)


7:30 p.m. — DMV stage: Freedom Festival Lip Sync Contest. $250 cash prize. You must dress the part to compete. To enter, contact Bill France.


8 p.m. — The Magic of Speed Show (McCormick’s)


8:30 p.m. — Tiger Show on Parking Building Lot; Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot; The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s; Main stage: The band Firehouse. (Sponsored by City of Logan Mayor, Serafino Nolletti.); DMV stage: Corey Stevenson Band


9 p.m. — The Magic of Speed at McCormick’s


9:30 p.m. — The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s; Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot; Tiger Show on Parking Building Lot;


Friday, July 4


6 p.m. — Booths Open


6:30 p.m. — DMV STAGE – Jim Dillon Band; Main stage: Block Party with DJ Bill France; The Magic of Speed at McCormick’s; Crazy American Contest — Dress up in your best Red, White & Blue! The contest will be held on the State Office Building Plaza. Bring a crowd! Keep it clean or you will not be permitted to enter. $100 cash prize to the winner. Other prizes will be given to all participants! Hosted by Tug Valley Entertainment.


7 p.m. — Tiger Show on Parking Building Lot; The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s; Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot


8 p.m. — Wrestling on DMV lot; The Magic of Speed Show at McCormick’s


8:30 p.m. — Tiger Show on Parking Building Lot; Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot; The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s; Main stage: Dressed To Kill ~ KISS Tribute Band


9 p.m. — The Magic of Speed at McCormick’s


9:30 p.m. — DMV stage: The Daddy Rabbit Band; The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s; Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot; Tiger Show on Parking Building Lot


Saturday, July 5


10 a.m. — Firecracker 5K Registration at main stage in downtown Logan


11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Car & Motorcycle Show registration (Hinchman Lot)


12 p.m. — Firecracker 5K awards on Main stage


12-4 p.m. — Entertainment on Main Stage


1 p.m. — Booths Open


2 p.m. — Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot


1-3 p.m. — Car & Motorcycle Show Hosted By Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. Motorcycle Show in memory of Greg Eplin; Frank Chirico Memorial Car Show in honor of Scott Epperson,


Barney of Mayberry


3 p.m. — The Magic of Speed at McCormick’s; The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s; Tiger Show at Parking Building Lot; Car & Motorcycle Show awards


4 p.m. — Military Salute on Main stage


5 p.m. — Freedom Festival Tennis Camp on Island Tennis Courts (Justin Turner); The Magic of Speed at McCormick’s; Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot; Tiger Show on Parking Building Lot


6 p.m. — The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s


6:30 p.m. — DMV stage – Brother Satch Band; Main stage – Coal Fired Band; Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot


8 p.m. — The Magic of Speed at McCormick’s; Dare Devils Unlimited on Aracoma Hotel Lot; Tiger Show on Parking Building Lot


8:30 p.m. — The Magic Trunk Ventriloquist & Comedy Show at McCormick’s; Main stage: The Confederate Railroad Band


8:30-10 p.m. — DMV stage: Party through the fireworks with the Stillwater Band!


9:30 p.m. — Fireworks


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