Annually, a host of celebrities from various parts of the sport and entertainment world attend the Festival. They add excitement and glamour to the enjoyment of those who come from all over the country to participate compete or watch the festivities. Because of the cross-section of our audiences and participants, celebrities from all of the entertainment fields have found enthusiastic crowds. This year’s celebrities are still being lined up, but you can check this web site for regular updates.
Some of the more recent celebrities featured have included: Robert Wagner, Tom Poston, Jimmy Dean, Anson Williams, Tom Bosley, Hal Linden. Bob Hope was Grand Marshal on two separate occasions. Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, Hal Holbrook, Willard Scott, Mary Tyler Moore, Susan Lucci, Katie Couric, Adam West, Billy Graham, Dolly Parton, Diahann Carroll, Brenda Lee, Pat Boone and Dan Aykroyd.