Summertime starts on the square

Known by some as the opening weekend of summer, Memorial Day weekend on the Granbury square offers a variety of activities.

A veterans ceremony, vendors on the square and live music are planned by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association next weekend.

Saturday, May 24

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Festival vendors open on the square.

10 a.m. Opening ceremonies at main stage, including national anthem by Michael Alexander, welcome by Mayor Nin Hulett and invocation by Julia Pannell.

1:30 p.m. Corn on the cob eating contest at main stage.

2 – 3:30 p.m. Entertainment with Britnee Belt, Jamie Timpa at Pearl Street balcony.

3:30 p.m. Jelly bean eating contest at main stage.

4 – 6 p.m. Entertainment with The Keith Walker Band at Houston Street balcony.

Sunday, May 25

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Festival vendors open on the square.

Noon Apple Pie Eating Contest at main stage.

12:30 – 2 p.m. Entertainment with DW Blues Band at Houston Street balcony.

2:30 – 4 p.m. Entertainment with Jade Flores at Pearl Street balcony.

Monday, May 26

9 – 10 a.m. Veteran’s Ceremony at main stage. All veterans are invited. National anthem by Sean Mitchell, special presentation to veterans by Gordon English, Mayor Nin Hulett, special music by bag pipes player, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, ROTC and Taps.

10 a.m. U.S. Veterans Museum presents the Field of Flags parade, starts at Hewlett Park, travels up Pearl Street to the Field of Flags located at the Church of Christ, across from Granbury High School.

Noon: Hot dog eating contest at main stage.

1 – 4 p.m. Entertainment by The Pausitive Band at main stage.