MOUNTAIN VIEW (KAIT) - The Region 8 town known for its down-home bluegrass music plans to add another event to its repertoire. This one revolves around Mother Nature's beauty.
"The beautiful irises that are blooming right now. That's what this is all about," Roger Gardner, mayor of Mountain View said. "You can come to Mountain View and see something a little bit different than you normally get to see."
Plans are for a Children's Iris Rock Concert on the Courthouse Stage Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
"Aunt Minnie calls it the Rock Festival for children," Gardner said.
That event will be followed by a Children's Parade of Irises at 11 a.m. on Saturday at 11 a.m.
A Corvette car show is to be the highlight of a weekend focusing mostly on delicate flowers. Corvettes line up west of the courthouse on Saturday at 11 a.m.
"We've got 50's and 60's music out on the courthouse square," Mayor Gardner said. "We'll still have bluegrass and the normal mountain music there."
The Mountain View Iris Society has their membership drive underway. Kay Thompson can answer questions about that at 870-585-2180.
The society will host a show and photo contest on Saturday at the Mountain View Meeting Place. The legendary "Aunt Minnie" will also make an appearance.
"Aunt Minnie had a show for about 28 years called the White River Hoedown. She was the comedian there and she is part of what ramrodded this organization," Gardner explained on Region 8 News Mid-Day. "She pulls us and tugs us everywhere we need to go. She got us up early and made us breakfast. Y'all know what Whop'em Biscuits is, right? You peel the label and whop'em against the counter!"
To find out more about the Mountain View Iris Festival happening on May 4-6, 2018, go to this website: mountainviewirisfest.com/events