Friday, July 04, 2008

DukesFest: Other fun stuff, part 2

Happy Independence Day! BRBTV hopes that however you spend the day, it's safe and happy!

We round out our weeklong coverage of the 2008 DukesFest right back in Covington where it began -- both the show and, for many fans, this year's event. Fans gathered once again on Sunday night, joined by the Hazzard County Stunt Team, Mr. Byron (Coy Duke) Cherry, and authors Jon Holland and BRB. Kind hosts Harold and Dianne Duren of the A Touch of Country shop fed 'em and kept 'em through the rain, and it was one of the more delightful times of the whole five-day stretch, as far as BRBTV is concerned.

The fandom of the "The Dukes of Hazzard" takes on many forms. Here, a female fan expresses her love with a little careful airbrushing. She told BRBTV that she wanted to alternate every other nail with the Confederate flag but was told at the salon that they wouldn't do that design. Yikes.

Our friend Glenn of Massachusetts, brother of the owner of the Oh-Oh! car (er ... we mean, the Double Zero car!) is quite an artistic guy. Not only does he do the entry badges for the annual Hair Dare Dukes Weekend up in Ontario, Canada (see our many posts on that worthwhile event -- and plan on joining us in August!), but he's also designed a set of fun cards for "The Dukes." Shown below, they're driver's licenses for each of the characters, plus police credentials for those boys in blue and employee cards for Daisy (Boar's Nest) and Cooter. How fun! Glenn sells them individually for $2 or in a set of 19 for $25. Several sets of the cards sold on the spot at A Touch of Country this past weekend, Harold and Dianne tell BRBTV.

Glenn has also compiled the songs of that rascally Boss Hogg's celebrity speed trap! To inquire about that or the cards, visit Glenn's website at, or email him at

It's been a great week! A special thanks goes out to the Hazzard County Stunt Team for the invitation to the fun on the Covington town square, plus a heartfelt thanks to all who stopped by BRB's table to chat and see the book (especially those two kind men who helped her keep the table dry when it rained on Sunday -- you guys were fab).

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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