Mighty Moo Festival
The Mighty Moo Festival and Reunion is held each Father’s Day weekend in June.
Over the past 43 years, this event has provided a reunion opportunity for crewmembers of the USS Cowpens CVL25 who served in WWII and those from the USS Cowpens CG63, which is currently serving in our US Navy’s fleet. Each year the veterans and their families return to our town to celebrate their history and service to our country. Today, the festival is a four-day event that boasts a variety of fun-filled events and patriotic support!
Join us as we celebrate our history, and honor the veterans of not only our two USS Cowpens vessels but all veterans of the United States military.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Arts & Crafts – Located on Brown Street (beside Veterans Park)
9:30 AM: Children’s Parade: Assemble at Greenway Dr. & Ending at Rite Aid
10:00 AM: Mighty Moo Parade
Parade Route Details:
-Lineup will be in the former Piggly Wiggly parking lot at 187 Battleground Rd.
-Please have your group ready by 9:00 a.m. or 9:15 should be the latest.
-It will be best for everyone to avoid Highway 29 and come in on Highway 110.
-The roads will close before 9:30 because of the children’s parade in downtown.
-The lineup area will be for drop off only. If a participant needs to leave their vehicle it may be left in the gravel parking lot next to Red Rooster Restaurant just one block away.
-The parade will end at Wagon Wheel Rd. The floats will stop in the Denero Textile parking lot to unload.
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Cowpens Historical Depot and Museum Open
11:45 AM: Opening Ceremonies – Main Stage Veterans Park
Master of Ceremonies
Veterans Walk Of Honor And Remembrance
Veterans from all branches of service are invited to participate in our WALK OF HONOR. Please gather at the Event Stage immediately after the Parade.
Welcome by Mayor Hamrick
Singing of National Anthem – Heather Chadwick
Special Introductions-Dignitaries and Candidates
Presentation of Miss Cowpens Pageant Winners
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Greenville Textile Heritage Band
Entertainment & Games:
6-12 yrs. old and 13 & up
Water Balloon Toss Contest
Watermelon Eating Contest
Hula Hoop Contest
Frozen T-Shirt Contest
8:00 PM: Street Dance - Mama's Home Cookin
9:30 PM: Fireworks Display