Rooster fest info
Rooster Fest was an idea sparked by the Red Dirt Roosters and the Silver Spur Resort of Canton, TX as a way to showcase the premier talent of East Texas in the wake of the recent pandemic as well as join together as a community and give a little back as well. This festival will be unlike anything East Texas has seen with a huge lineup of East Texas musicians, wide range of activities and fun for the whole family to enjoy!
There will be a BBQ competition to be judged on Saturday afternoon, all team submissions should be directed to Jeff Durham at the Silver Spur Resort. We certainly look forward to seeing all of the different competitors from all over the state to make this one epic BBQ hoedown to remember! For more information got to the IBCA website at : https://ibcabbq.org/contest-details/?contestid=9611
We mentioned giving back as well... Here in the Rooster Family, we have HUGE hearts. We have to, because our littlest rooster Logan, who is the son of Red Dirt Roosters banjo player Jordan, was only born with half a heart. So we want to give back to an organization that has made tremendous efforts into the research of the different congenital heart diseases that effect so many children. Not only are we donating 10% of the festival proceeds to the Children's Heart Foundation, we are also holding a 5k heart walk/run the morning of August 7th at 10am with 100% of the proceeds of the race going to the Children's Heart Foundation and medals and prizes for the winners of each respective category of entry. Registration for the 5k race will begin June 1st.
In case you couldn't tell, we're all about family here in the Rooster camp. There will be an assortment of activities on site fun for people of ALL ages!
Cornhole and Horseshoe Tournaments
Old Fashioned Sack Races
Life-Size Human Foosball Court
Acoustic Picker Circles
Arts and Crafts
Community Art Project
And much Much MORE!
This event will be two days jam packed with stuff to do... Here is a quick rundown of the different days.
Friday- Gates will open for guests to arrive at 8am the festivities will not begin until noon though. Throughout the day we will have musicians playing to entertain you while you browse our vendors and get settled in. Friday at 5pm the Electric Jam hosted by Donnie Dotson and the White Trash Wannabes will begin at The BARN STAGE and will continue until approx 10pm. ALL MUICIANS ARE INVITED TO JOIN!! This will be an open mic super jam featuring the best East Texas has to offer, with various ETX Super Bands playing together on stage. ALSO SIMULTANEOUSLY at 5pm the Red Dirt Roosters will be hosting the East Texas Bluegrass Revue Pickers Circle at the STAGECOACH FIRE PIT located at the back right corner of the property. THIS IS ALSO OPEN TO ALL MUSICIANS OF EVERY CALIBER!!! Come sit around the fire with your acoustic instruments and jam with us well into the night!!!
Saturday- The day will begin with the 5k Fun Run Heart walk benefiting the Children's Heart Foundation at 10am. Music will begin at 11am with over 15 bands on 2 stages with upwards of 60 of the finest musicians that the State of Texas has to offer!!! All of the bands represented are local and tied directly to the East Texas area, while having collectively toured the entire country and several other countries at that, this eclectic mix of musical wizards will leave bumps of geese on your arms and songs to cherish on your heart! The live bands will continue till 10pm with a Vinyl DJ playing inside THE BARN from 10-midnight, with a special liquid light show brought to you by MeatSandal Productions. Throughout both days we will have vendors lining the paths, with specialty items ranging from all kinds of art and home made crafts, to knives, leather goods, clothing, etc. We will also have BEER GARDENS set up at both the BARN STAGE and the CHUCKWAGON STAGE brought to you by Q&Brew BBQ and Brewery. The BREWERY is on site, and available for you to visit both days. They serve the ABSOLUTE best BBQ in East Texas, (that's why they're not afraid to challenge the whole country to a BBQ competition!) Not only are they great at BBQ but they're masters at brewing beer as well! The PEACH WHEAT is hands down the band's favorite brew, but their make a variety of flavors and styles from stouts, lagers, IPAs, and Ales to even a few different Sangrias as well! While you're at Q&BREW make sure to pick up your commemorative, refillable ROOSTERFEST 2021 BEER GROWLER!!! Available only while supplies last.
This best part about this festival, is you can even stay and kick it with us all weekend. Camping isn't required to join in the fun, but we highly recommend you take advantage of the Silver Spur Resort's camping facilities. From PRIMITIVE TENT SITES to FULLY FURNISHED CABINS we have to accommodations to suit your needs. Keep in mind that by camping with us, we ARE NOT LIABLE for any injuries, theft, or loss of life or limb while attending this event, and you will be required to sign a waiver upon registration. There are some guidelines to choosing the right site for you that we would like to lay out.
ONLY Two (2) Tents per site
Up to 8 guests per site
Wristbands will be handed out to campers, visitors must leave after midnight and will have their own respective day pass wristbands
Fires MUST be in designated areas only
There are bath house facilities for CAMPERS ONLY, there will be other restroom facilities for the main festival area
You may bring your own alcohol to your campsite, however it MUST REMAIN at your campsite. There will be designated BEER GARDENS at both stages to drink at, OR you can walk the festival grounds with a COMMEMMORATIVE REFILLABLE ROOSTER FEST GROWLER available for sale at the Q& BREW Restaurant. Beer is also available for sale in the Silver Spur General Store
Other things to keep in mind
If you want to include an Escape Room Adventure, BOOK IT NOW!! There are only so many slots available
Don't forget your sunscreen and plenty of water! We will have hydration stations set up, but we want you to be reminded not to overheat as it will be the beginning of August in the Texas Sun...
Make sure to bring soap, shampoo, sanitizer and other toiletries you might need. Nothing like the smell of crusty campers in the morning...
Respect those wearing masks, we are giving you the freedom to choose whether you wear one or not, however we are NOT giving you the freedom to be an asshole to someone that has chosen differently than you. RESPECT AND LOVE ABOVE ALL ELSE!!
That being said, we are required to have off duty police officers as security. ANY and ALL tomfoolery will be dealt with accordingly. This is a family friendly event and we will have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for poor behavior
Make sure to bring cash, as not all vendors will take cards not to mention, the bartenders, as well as the musicians appreciate it when you tip them for a job well done!
Most Importantly... Y'ALL HAVE FUN AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!!
ROOSTER FEST FULL LINEUP OF BANDS TO BE RELEASED JUNE 1st
BIOGRAPHY'S AND LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL BAND PAGES AND MUSIC COMING SOON!!!