New Renaissance principal director Brianna Hyde called her first Trigg County Country Ham Festival meeting Wednesday afternoon, updating the online application, t-shirt designs and entertainment, all discussed over the anticipated weekend.
More than 160 supplier packets have been sent, Hyde noted, and so far the online application has been successful. More than 80 new and existing suppliers have been registered, 73 of which have already placed in their booths.
Hyde’s hand-painted front and back designs for the T-shirts were selected after a silent vote from the audience—preparatory to the pre-order process.
She presented a total of four designs submitted, one from the Cadiz-Trigo County Tourism Office and two from Henri Brownell of Brownell Design Studios in Cadiz.
His website is brownelldesignstudios.com, and Hyde mentioned that his work and designs are likely to be featured in the future.
Hyde also sheds light on the confirmation of 47 Entertainmentday The annual Trigg Pig Shindig, much of which is locked under contracts and agreements with the city under the leadership of Janelle Nichols.
Friday, October 13: Justin Cole, Renaissance Unclaimed Baggage, and Sierra McKenzie and Rewind at the Old Cee Bee Parking Lot.
Saturday, October 14: King Kaiju and Ryan Gilchrist, Renaissance Caleb Blake, and TRIPPP and Legacy in the Old Cee Bee parking lot.
Rusty Strings will also perform in front of the Justice Center on Friday and Saturday, while a performance at the Two Sisters Petting Zoo in West Cadiz Park is planned.
Hyde confirmed that the Wabash remains the festival’s primary commercial sponsor, with the Cadiz-Trigo County Tourism Board as the top sponsor, with an annual budget allocation of $20,000.
Sponsorship packs will expire on August 1st.
The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for July 19 at noon on the third floor of Cadiz City Hall. All gatherings are open to the public.