Good food, sweet treats will be served up at 14 booths at this year’s Hootin an Hollarin

The Victory Family Worship Center is one of 14 vendors signed up for this year’s Hootin an Hollarin festival. A longtime favorite at Hootin an Hollarin, it usually has funnel cakes, beans and cornbread, caramel apples and other festival favorites. Here Darlis Vincent hands a funnel cake with cherries to Will and Dee Collins during last year’s festival.

Attendees at this year’s Hootin an Hollarin festival, to be held on the Gainesville square Sept. 15-17, will have their pick from a wide variety of delicious meals, sweet treats, ice-cold drinks and more from 14 different vendors, says Barbara Luna, who helps orchestrate the vendors and booths with co-chair Lavese Ericksen each year. 


Sweet treats

New to this year’s festival is Tom’s Hit or Miss Ice Cream, which will be setup in the area off the south side of the square closest to Highway 160. This sweet little booth will be serving up traditional homemade vanilla ice cream made with a 1927 John Deere engine. It’s dessert with a show! 

Other sweet treats can be found at Billy Jack’s Root Beer, where homemade soda and floats will be served at their booth on the north side of the square across from United Country Missouri Ozarks Realty. 

The Sno Biz booth, where shaved ice with dozens of flavor combinations are available, will be located in front of Century Bank.

 Tin Lizzie’s Tonic Truck, parked right next to the main stage bleachers, will offer handcrafted sodas, and cold-brewed coffee drinks will be for sale. 

Hillbilly Kettle Corn, which offers kettle corn, caramel corn and pork rinds, will be at their normal location on the northwest corner of the square. 


Main dishes

Main course meals can be found at 10 booths this year. 

A new booth, Big O’ Fish, located a couple booths down from Tom’s Hit or Miss Ice Cream, will have fried fish, chicken, ribbon fries and dessert. 

Snider’s BBQ, off the northwest corner of the square, will have ribs, whole turkey legs, brisket, pulled pork, nachos, fries, roasted corn on the cob and homemade cobbler. 

Our Place food truck, located next to Billy Jack’s Root Beer on the north side of the square across from United Country, will have teriyaki chicken, veggies, rice, noodles, egg rolls and coconut shrimp. 

Mid-Mo Fun Carnival Food will be serving up their typical carnival and fair food at their corner in the Century Bank parking lot where they’ll also have a rock climbing wall, inflatable slide, bounce house and large pool with paddle boats. 

Moving over to the south side of the square, CF Meat Co., a Theodosia-based local meat company will be serving up brats, hamburgers and hotdogs. They’ll also have frozen packages of local meat available for purchase. 

A few booths down at the Hillbilly Grub Shack will have burgers, corndogs and breakfast items.

Trinity Worship will be back with their skillet cookery, a mixture of potatoes, corn, vegetables and sausage. 

Beans and cornbread, funnel cakes, caramel apples and drinks will be available near the main stage bleachers at Victory Family Worship Center booth across from Court Square Pharmacy. 

On the far south side of the festival, across from Tom’s Hit or Miss Ice Cream is the popular Mom & Pop’s BBQ, who will be dishing up pulled pork, chicken, ribs, whole turkey legs, ribbon fries and nachos.

The 2022 Hootin an Hollarin festival guide, published annually by the Times, will be inserted into next week’s edition. It will include a booth map, so those attending can see exactly where every booth and vendor will be located.

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