April 2009 Issue
Roy Rogers Festival
Travel along the mighty Ohio to explore the historical, cultural and natural wonders along the river’s banks.
For a touch of country-western, visit downtown Portsmouth the first weekend in June (June 3–6) for the 26th annual Roy Rogers Festival. Duck Run, in nearby McDermott, was the boyhood home of the famous singing cowboy, where he attended what was then McDermott High School. Roy Rogers memorabilia is on display inside the Scioto County Welcome Center. (Which is, incidentally, across from the beautiful floodwall murals that annually draw thousands of visitors to Portsmouth.)
For more information about the Roy Rogers Festival, contact
LaRue and Nancy Horsley, Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Collectors’ Association,
Portsmouth-Scioto County Convention and Visitors Bureau (inside the Scioto County Welcome Center),
342 Second St., Portsmouth, OH 45662, 740/353-1116.
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