WESTERLY — If you were a fan of "The Dukes of Hazzard," the long-running TV show that featured the adventures of cousins Bo Duke and Luke Duke, you'll want to make your way to Misquamicut this weekend.
Actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Wopat, who starred as Luke Duke, will be the headliner Saturday night at the ninth annual Fallfest, a weekend jam packed with live music, entertainment, carnival rides and truck rodeo carnival fare.
On Saturday from 12-2 p.m., Wopat will be available for photos and autographs.
Other musicians on the schedule include John Ford Coley, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood with James Montgomery, Westerly native Laura Dowding, the Heavy Rescue Band, The Cryers, Nina J and Ryan Picollo. and Jay Dempsey Band with special guest Kid Country. On Sunday, a Heart tribute band, "Whole Lotta Heart," who also tribute Led Zeppelin will perform.
The festival, which typically attracts thousands of visitors to Westerly's waterfront each September, will also feature a midway of world-class rides including the Ferris Wheel, Scrambler, kiddy rides and games.
New this year will be a beer and wine tent and a "Lemon Car Show."
"Children will love face painting, sand art and kid’s music," said festival organizer Caswell Cooke, Jr. in a statement. "Those over 18 can even climb a rock wall."
"Martial arts demonstrations by Shield and Keifer’s, a fire juggler, Amy the mime, Aladdin, Jasmine and more await," he said.
For a full schedule of events, visit misquamicutfestival.org.