Thursday, March 07, 2013

Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair set for June

If you're coming out to the Dukes of Hazzard Georgia Reunion in Byron, Georgia, this weekend, make sure to say howdy to Billie Rae Bates of BRBTV, who'll be there with her friend Tracy. And mark your calendar for another "Dukes" event coming down the pike. Ben ("Cooter Davenport") Jones, who with his wife Alma Viator has been throwing so many great "Dukes" events for so many years, is planning the Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair for Nashville in June.

The fair, on Saturday, June 8, 2013, will coincide with the CMA Music Festival and will happen at Cooter’s Place on McGavock Pike across from the Grand Ole Opry. The core surviving cast will be there: The Big Three of John ("Bo Duke") Schneider, Tom ("Luke Duke") Wopat and Catherine ("Daisy Duke") Bach, along with James ("Rosco P. Coltrane") Best, Sonny ("Enos Strate") Shroyer, Rick ("Cletus Hogg") Hurst, and of course Jones himself, meeting and greeting fans.

In the press info for the event, Jones notes that the last big "Dukes" events in Nashville were his own Dukesfests in 2006 and 2007. BRBTV attended the 2006 one, possibly the biggest "Dukes" blowout ever with its CMT sponsorship, bringing together us original "Dukes" fans along with a whole new generation of little ones who now love the show -- amid threats to close down the overpacked buildings on the racetrack grounds for fire code!

Keep an eye on the Facebook page for the Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair more info as the time draws closer.

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