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Day of events returns June 8

The Dublin Reunion and Lions Club Irish Stampede will return on June 8 accompanied by a growing list of other events joining the busy Saturday schedule. Dubliners and guests can look forward to the following festivities.

Irish Stampede

Registrations are now being accepted for the 19th annual Dublin Lions Club Irish Stampede June 8 honoring National Dairy Month.

The Stampede is a 10-5-2K race starting on North Park Street in Dublin alongside the Dublin Library on a marked course.

The 10 and 5K races start at 7:30 a.m. followed shortly after by the 2K. Registration can be completed online by going to or picking up an application at a number of local businesses.

Registration is open through Saturday online and can be done the evening before the race or the morning of the race from 5:30 a.m. to the start of the race.

Those involved in the dairy industry are major sponsors along with the Dublin Economic Development and Dublin Bottling Works along with many other area businesses.

A special medal (pictured above)for the race awarded to the first 200 finishers and each person registered will receive a specially designed t-shirt (designs by Judith Riola).

Cash awards will be given out to top finishers in a number of categories along with Dublin Bottling Works drinks and engraved milk bottles.

A number of milk products, including Core milk, will be available for runners. Proceeds from the race will help fund various Lions Club projects, including buying eye glasses for children and helping fund the Lions Camp in Kerrville and many other local projects.

Tour De Agua

The 8th annual Tour de Agua cycling event starts at 7:30 a.m. with their longest route (66 miles) departing from Old Doc’s Soda Shop.

Four routes provide an option for riders of all ages and experience levels. Choose from 9, 25, 41, or 66 miles.

All routes begin and end beside the giant soda bottle at Old Doc’s Soda Shop. Riders will enjoy free breakfast burritos provided by Nikki’s Neat Eats, beautiful scenery, friendly rest stops, and all the Dublin Bottling Works soda they can drink.

Members from the Air Force Cycling Team will be participating in the ride this year, and communications support will be provided by the Cross Timbers Amateur Radio Club.

After the ride, join the festivities downtown beside Old Doc’s from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live music, five-dollar food options, and free activities for kids which include a big sand pile, inflatables from Jumping Jackets, and a variety of yard games.

Ride proceeds benefit the projects of Kids Across Cultures, who help provide community support and clean water to families around the world.

Register online at 6/6. In-person registration will be beside Old Doc’s from 6:30pm - 8pm on 6/7, and 6:30am - 7:30am on 6/8. Cost for the 9 mile route is $25, and the longer routes are $40.

Dublin Farmers’


The Dublin Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Keep Dublin Beautiful, will return to the Wright Historic Park on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The June 8 Farmer’s Market is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon and will include a special “Junkin’ with Two” event, with items like vintage antiques and arts and crafts joining the usual assortment of hand-made goods and home-grown produce.

Dublin Area Reunion

Dubliners will proudly be celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Dublin Area Annual Reunion on Saturday.

Dublin National Bank will once again be sponsoring the event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dublin Secondary School cafeteria.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a barbecue meal will be served by the Dublin Historical Society as part of their annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the meal will benefit the organization.

Family Farm Day

Due to recent rains, Veldhuizen Cheese has decided to cancel Family Farm Day as the fields are too muddy for parking or hayrides.

Things Celtic


Things Celtic will be presenting live musicians in celebration of our 1 year anniversary in Dublin, as well as raising money in support of Erath County Humane Society, on June 8, 2019 at the Rotary Building, 126 E Blackjack.

Musicians on the bill include Jason Gunn (bagpiper), Christine & Robin Anderson - local favorites from Stephenville, O’Malarkey, and Sean Orr & Friends. Performances start at 11:30 a.m. and run until 5 p.m.

The event is kid friendly. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door, all proceeds going to the Erath County Humane Society.

Dublin Rodeo

Heritage Museum

The Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum will also host their annual induction of new names to the memorial walkway accompanied by some special guests. The events start at 2 p.m. and will a signing of the western, “Remember Texas,” by local author Laura Conner Kestner.

This will be followed by a showing of the award-winning documentary, “Ridin’, Ropin’ and Jumpin’ Over Cars” by Dublin author Elaine Fields Smith. The documentary was produced in conjunction with the novel she wrote about Dublin rodeo icon Virginia Reger. Refreshments will be served.

— Citizen staff report

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