Glen Rose is getting ready to turn green this weekend.

This year the annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, presented by the Glen Rose/Somervell County Chamber of Commerce, will be a three-day extravaganza filled with events.

The action kicks off Friday at 8 a.m. with a citywide garage sale. The parking lot between Caylor Creek and the feed store will offer space to those who have items to sell. In addition, lots of folks around town are holding garage sales at their residences (see the classified ads for a listing).

This year also includes several new events — a golf tournament (tee off is at noon Friday), a wine-and-cheese reception at the new White Buffalo Art Gallery (see related story on page A1) and a chili/bean cook-off Saturday, 5K and 10K runs and a one-mile fun run, motorcycle show and Celtic music.

And, of course, there will be arts and crafts, a pet costume contest, a parade and lots of amusements and attractions for adults and children.

To register, call the chamber at 254-897-2286.

St. Patrick’s Day Schedule of Events

Friday, March 11

8 a.m. Citywide garage sale

11 a.m. Golf tournament check-in

Noon Golf tournament tee off

4 to 6 p.m. Runners sign in

6 to 7 p.m. White Buffalo Art Gallery reception

8 p.m. Live music at local restaurants

Saturday, March 12

7 a.m. Chili/bean cook-off participants set up

7 to 8 a.m. Runners sign in

8 a.m. 5K, 10K run begins

Citywide garage sale

9 a.m. One-mile fun run begins

10 a.m. Shopping on the square

National Anthem featuring Malissa Busch

Motorcycle show begins

Awards announced for run

DJ/Music by Figment Productions

Arts and crafts fair

Amusement attractions open

11 a.m. St. Patrick’s theme pet costume contest

Noon Chili/bean cook-off judging

1 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2 p.m. Dancers

Motorcycle show judging

3 to 5 p.m. Live music — The Crystal Fields Celtic/Irish Band

5 p.m. Festival ends

7 p.m. Downtown merchants close

8 p.m. Check out live music at local restaurants

Sunday, March 13

10 to 5 p.m. Local gospel/bluegrass musicians jam sessions

Shopping on the square

Arts and crafts fair

Amusement attractions open

5 p.m. Festival ends