Big Muddy Folk Festival Kicks off in Boonville
BOONVILLE- The Big Muddy Folk Festival kicked off Friday in Boonville. The festival includes music, food and other activities for the whole family.
The festival is at Thespian Hall on the corner of Main and Vine streets.
The tickets for the event are $25 per evening and $45 for the weekend.
The money collected from the barbecue will go to "Friends of the Historic Boonville."
"Our goal is to raise $10,000," Melissa Straughn said. She's one of the organizers of the event.
The organization will use the money to maintain properties like Thespian Hall, Hain House and the Cooper County Jailhouse.
Straughn said this is the 23rd year for the festival.
A portion of the ticket money will also go to the preservation of the historic sites.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.friendsofhistoricboonville.org or by calling 660-882-7977 or 888-588-1477 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.