Regardless of its alcoholic namesake, the Moonshine Festival offers five days of
The 38th annual Moonshine Festival kicks off around 5 p.m. today on Main Street
in New Straitsville with a variety of events.
Main Street in the Perry County village will be lined with several flea market and
food vendors, with some of the edible highlights including moonshine burgers, moonshine
pie and moonshine doggies. Several carnival rides and games will be featured, and the
local history museum will be open.
A big draw is always the working moonshine still display in which volunteers demonstrate
how the illegal beverage was created in the 1920s. The New Straitsville Betterment Society
has a federal permit to make moonshine during the festival, but it must be dumped following the event.
Musical entertainment includes Third Alarm Band on Saturday, and Ken Mellons and a
Grand Ole Opry Show on Sunday.
A cruise-in will also be held, as well as two parades concluding with the Grand
Parade on Memorial Day.
The festival will be open at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at noon Saturday through Monday.
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