From Staff Reports

Derrick Days 2023 is already in full swing for this week. With a variety of events set to take place over the next few days, we wanted to share a schedule of events for what to expect during the festival.

Hot Dog Lunch

What: Free food, good music, and friendly faces, with entertainment by Brett Blanton
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 26
Where: The original Pocket Park

Sip ‘N’ Stroll and Entertainment

What: Downtown merchants invite you to sip and stroll through local shops from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – There will be an opportunity for you to play a card for a chance to win a prize if you visit every store. Enjoy the Navarro College Jazz Band from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. by Cassaro Winery.
When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 27

Cassaro Winery (Sip & Stroll HQ) at 211 S. Beaton Street
Warehouse Living Arts Center at 119 W. Sixth
The Turquoise Pistol Boutique at 101 S. Beaton
Katie Northern Team at 116 S. Beaton
The Pink Peony at 112 N. Beaton
Storefront Art & Books at 203 N. Commerce
Brick Streets Brewery at 224 E. Fifth
Corsicana Opry at 215 E. Fifth
Merle Norman at 201 N. Beaton
Properly Planted at 220 N. Beaton
Canterbury Court Antiques at 301 N. Beaton
Liv Chic Boutique at 309 N. Beaton
The Browsery Co. at 310 N. Beaton
Feed Shack Boutique at 319 N. Beaton
Elsewhere Miniature Farms at 321 N. Beaton
Victorian Sample at 325 N. Beaton
Brick Street Realty at 423 N. Main


What: Family fun event. Wristbands $25 (must be 36 in. tall for wristband). Tickets only for rides, cash only for food and games.
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, April 28 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 29.
Where: Downtown Corsicana

Block Party

What: Music by Aurora Bleu –  Food Trucks (Taco Station, K&K BBQ, C&S Baking, Boho Snow), BYOB and lawn chairs (No glass containers).
When: 6 p.m. for food trucks, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for entertainment, Friday, April 28
Where: Main stage at the corner of 12th Avenue and Collin Street

Chili Cook-Off

What: Cook up some delicious award-winning chili, beans, and brisket. Compete for the showmanship prize. Hang out with your “besties” for the weekend.
When: Saturday, April 29
Where: Downtown Corsicana

Battle of the Bands

What: Featuring the music of Caleb Michael and the Arrested, CJ Daniels Band and Tyler Stokes Band!
When: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29
Where: Downtown Corsicana

Car Show

What: $20 per vehicle entry for Derrick Days Car Show. NOTE: Any vehicle that shows up after 12 p.m. will not be judged, but is still welcome to park for display. Categories include:

  • Top 10 Head Turners
  • Best 60/70’s Muscle Car
  • Best Car
  • Best Truck
  • Best Jeep
  • Best Motorcycle
  • Best Side By Side
  • Best Paint
  • Most Unique
  • Team Participation
  • Best In Show

When: Registration, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Judging, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Awards, 3:15 p.m., Saturday, April 29
Where: Downtown Corsicana on Beaton Street

“42” Domino Tournament

What: 42 domino tournament. First 16 teams will pay to play. Double elimination. $20 per person entry fee.
When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29
Where: 100 S. Main Street (100 West Building)

Derrick Days “Switcholio” Cornhole Tournament

What: Derrick Days “Switcholio” Cornhole Tournament. No partner needed. $20 per person entry fee. This is an outdoor event. Bring your own chairs and canopies. Six game guarantee.
When: 12 p.m., Saturday, April 29
Where: 100 S. Main Street (100 West Building)

Derrick Days Horseshoe Tournament

What: Derrick Days Horseshoe Tournament. $20 per person entry fee. Double elimination 40 foot tournament. No washers
When: Sign up on site: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., – Tournament begins at 11:45 a.m., Saturday, April 29
Where: Corner of Third Avenue and Main Street

Live Entertainment

What: Hear local musicians, Battle of the Bands, and local gospel music.
When: All music: Saturday, April 29
Local Musicians – Throughout the day
Battle of the Bands – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Gospel Music – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Main Stage
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Fannin Fantastics & Raquel Lindemann
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Super Kilo
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: 106.9 The Ranch Battle of the Bands
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Diamond Back
5:30 p.m.: Chili Awards

Gospel Stage
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Greater Haynes COGIC – Pastor CD Washington – Mexia
11 a.m.  to 12 p.m.: High Point Church – Todd Jones Corsicans
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: God’s Holy Temple COGIC – Pastor Eric Grant Sr.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Greater Crossway COGIC – Corsicana, Texas
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: THE SPOT CHURCH – Pastor Ricky Christmas
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Gospel Recording Artist – Reagan Mills – Ennis, Texas


Local musicians – Main Stage at Twelfth Avenue and Collin Street
Local gospel music – Corner of Beaton Street and Fourth Avenue

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