Henderson Celebrates It’s Bicentennial With Horses, Music…And A Beard Contest!

The City of Henderson will celebrate its bicentennial with events scheduled for September 11-18, 2010. The schedule includes a horse show and a “Henderson Bicentennial Celebration” picnic with live music, children’s events, a beard contest and more.

The celebration will begin with the Henderson City Horse Show on Saturday, September, 11 at the Henderson County Fairgrounds. The show will begin at 8 a.m. and will include competitions in Western Horsemanship, Saddleseat Equitation and several other categories.

On Sunday, September 12, the city will host a “Henderson Bicentennial Celebration” picnic from 12-4 p.m. in Central Park. Interested attendees are encouraged to dress in 1810-era clothing and to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during the festivities. The mayor will issue a proclamation, birthday cake will be served, and live music will be played. A beard contest will also take place this day. Awards will be given in the beard contest in the following categories such as Abe Lincoln, Reddest, Most Creative and Most Pitiful. Thomason’s BBQ and Countryview Baptist Church concessions will be available. Everyone is welcome to bring a picnic lunch.

The celebration will continue with children’s events on Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Central Park. Activities will include demonstrations and more from students at Niagara, Spottsville, Bend Gate and South Heights Schools. Live music will include the Bicentennial Bluegrass All-Star Band, Dave Redmon and other acoustic musicians. The celebration will include casual play of corn hole and washers in Central Park. Concessions will be available during the event.