Tupelo Elvis fest this week

Published 10:22 pm Monday, June 1, 2009

The 2009 Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival includes a pair of parades, a carnival and other activities.

The celebration begins Tuesday at the Tupelo Automobile Museum, which will feature posters from all of Elvis’ movies. The carnival begins Thursday.

The “Elvis All the Time” area in downtown Tupelo will have carnival vendors and representatives from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Legacy Project, who will record people’s Elvis stories on Saturday.

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Also Saturday, there will be a re-enactment of Elvis and his mother, Gladys, buying his first guitar at Tupelo Hardware.

The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday followed by the Elvis Look-Alike Pet Parade at 11 a.m.

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition begins Friday with the finals Saturday night.