The popular Pork in the Park event at Wyman Park in McArthur is set for Saturday, Aug. 29 with a big lineup of music as well as faith and inspirational messages from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The event is being sponsored by the Renovate Life Church and the public is invited to attend. The church is located on Infirmary Road near Zaleski. Due to the COVID-19 situation, many recent events have been canceled in the county so Pork in the Park marks an opportunity for a community gathering.

The musical lineup for the programs includes some accomplished acts which have quality resumes to their credit. Headlining the lineup is the national award-winning Open Rail band, which was the International Music Bluegrass Association’s 2016 Group of the Year. The group mostly plays regularly in the area, but has also played in Music City and many other venues over the years.

Member Brian Ison says the group is Christian-based and credits the success they have to God. Banjo player Don Titus has also garnered media attention for the Times West Virginian and other outlets as a career musician and singer.

Other talented groups set to perform include Renovate, the Harber Family and the Rose Family.

There will also be plenty of food and drinks on hand, including some pulled pork, free popcorn, and many other offerings. There will be also 100 bags of Kona Ice that will be placed in the selected ice bags. There will be inflatables for the kids and free T-shirts while they last. The event has grown over the years and has become a signature event in McArthur and for Vinton County.