Barktoberfest, movie marker unveiling in Bay, WaveFest today
By Echo Staff
Nov 1, 2013, 21:51
The 6th annual Barktoberfest Pet Parade and Festival is set for today from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Depot in Bay St. Louis.
The event is sponsored by the Sea Coast Echo and the Silver Slipper Casino. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County.
Prizes will be awarded for best pet costumes, best decorated wagon or float and best trick. Also prizes for the Tail-o-Dogga weiner dog race and Weiner dog Wannabe races. Food and beverages, music by DJ Dynomite, pet blessing and silent auction.
Other event sponsors include Serious Bread and Cypress Cafe.
New events this year include a petting zoo. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and you must be registered to walk in the parade and to enter the contests.
Registration fees are $10 for the first pet and $5 for each additional pet.
Proceeds from the event help fund FRIENDS’ low cost spay/neuter programs. For more information, please call 228-493-5712.
‘This Property is
Shortly after Barktoberfest, the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre is inviting everyone to stop by today to help celebrate its "Starr" attraction, the theatre building itself, which served as the "Starr Boarding House" in the 1966 film "This Property is Condemned."
Beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, the theatre group will unveil official street markers identifying the building as the movie set.
"This Property is Condemned," starring Natalie Wood and Robert Redford, filmed in Bay St. Louis over a nine-month period, and was centered mainly around the historic Depot District and the "boarding house."
“It's really hard to tell the story, particularly to people who aren't familiar with the movie,” Hancock Tourism Development Bureau Executive Director Myrna Green said. “This will be a memory people can take home with them from the Depot District.”
Green said the markers were the product of a joint-effort between the Little Theatre, the Tourism Development Bureau, and Stennis Space Center’s Ron Magee. Magee was not only instrumental in getting the Hancock Scenic Highways & Byways plan in place, Green said – he also appeared in the movie as a child.
After the unveiling, said, there will be a walking tour and a showing of the film.
Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. The event is free.
Over in Waveland, WaveFest returns to Coleaman Ave. today, with live music from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., a pirate costume contest with cash prizes and great food, beverages and arts & crafts.
“The festival features the ‘Sounds Of The Northern Caribbean’ on the Silver Slipper Casino Stage overlooking the calm waters of the Mississippi Sound,” event organizer Charlie Cornelius said. “Regional Trop Rock, Buffettesque, Beach Pop, Reggae and steel pan drums will keep our coconut telegraph line buzzing until the newest, most original sound coming out of New Orleans takes the stage to close out the day.