The annual Bevier Homecoming is being held this weekend. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with local resident Bud Clavin:
Thursday marks evening two of the festivities and it will be local entertainment taking the stage. “You’ll hear any array of talent tonight,”said Clavin, “All the younger generation and some of the older generation will get up and sing. You’re invited to come out, listen, and enjoy.”
Events for the entire weekend will be held in the downtown area of the small community. “They will also have burgers, fries, hotdogs, sodas, and a beer garden,” said Clavin, “This event is solely supported by the money from the people that come and purchase the food. It takes a sizable amount each year to get the carnival and entertainment here.”
“This thing has been going on for 81 years now,” said Clavin, “Mainly it started around the coalminers. These guys would come back each year and they’d do something like a picnic. Then in 1977, Mr. Roberts changed it over where they added county music. Now, his son Donnie is the president and each year they have live entertainment from a name brand star usually once or twice on Friday or Saturday night.”
Friday night will feature John Conlee and then Keith Anderson on Saturday. “Everyone can bring their lawn chairs or they can sit on the bleachers,” said Calvin, ” It’s real up close and personal. They just have a little fence out in front of the bandstand where you can’t get too close. The singers come right out on a little runway to sing. After their second set is over, they will sit at a table on the side and sign autographs. It’s just a down home atmosphere.”
The entertainers take the stage at 7:00 and again at 9:00 both Friday and Saturday. There is also a carnival in the downtown area for all three days. For more information, please visit the Bevier Homecoming website.