Ringgold will hold its annual 1890s Day Jamboree beginning on Friday, May 27. This year will mark the 38th year of the two-day festival that takes place in downtown Ringgold. (Catoosa News photo/Adam Cook)
In addition to the 1890s Day Jamboree, Ringgold will begin its bi-annual Festival of Flags to honor deceased military service men and women from Catoosa County. Vernon Bramlett (left) and Jack Brisendine raise the first of many flags at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 20. (Catoosa News photo/Adam Cook)
Ringgold is ready to kick off the summertime with its annual Memorial Day festivities, which includes the 1890s Day Jamboree and the bi-annual Festival of Flags.
For the two weeks each year that surround the Memorial and Veterans Days, the city erects commemorative American flags to honor deceased military personnel from Catoosa County.
The flags line the streets of Ringgold and are held in place by wooden crosses donning the name of a gone, but not forgotten, veteran.
This year will mark the 38th annual 1890s Day Jamboree, which is an admission-free event.
The festival will include more than 100 food, arts, and crafts vendors, live music on multiple stages, music and dance contests, beauty pageants, a parade and classic car show. Musicians can put their skills to the test at the fiddle contest as well as the talent show.
Festivities begin Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m., and will end at 10 p.m. On Saturday festivities begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 10 p.m. with a fireworks display.
More information about the event can be obtained by visiting 1890sDay.com, cityofringgold.com, or search Facebook for 1890s Day Jamboree.