Battle of the Bands Entry Information

The Hawkins Oil Festival is looking for bands to battle it out at our Pavilion in the park from 1-5 pm on October 10, 2015. Bands of at least 3 members who play Christian Rock, Pop, Country, or Classic Rock are welcome to apply and audition to be the top six bands to compete for cash prizes. The application and instructions can be found here 2015 Hawkins Oil Festival Battle of the Bands (4).

Battle of the Bands!

This year, The Hawkins Oil Festival will host Battle of the Bands where bands of 3 or more participants will battle for the hearts and votes of the audience and a cash prize.

If you have a blue grass, classic or Christian rock, or country  band and would like to compete for one of three cash prizes and crowd favorite, contact Martina Stanley or CJ Hammonds at Southside Bank Hawkins  903-769-9615. Auditions will be held via Youtube or similar means during September so contact them today!!

Judging criteria is as follows:

Music (clarity, lyrical content and overall musical performance)                          Stage Presence and Crowd Interaction                                                                  Originality                                                                                                                                                Crowd Applause

Ribbon Cutting!

Please join us for a ribbon cutting for our newest Chamber member  BLESSINGS AND BLING on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 10 am- 129 East Front St. Hawkins

Date Change- Next Chamber Meeting

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next Chamber meeting will be held at the Community Center on the SECOND Monday of September rather than the first Monday. The meeting will be September 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm. All members please attend as we will only be less than one month away from the Oil Festival.

Ribbon Cutting

Please join the Chamber in welcoming Karen’s Corner to Hawkins with a ribbon cutting at 11 am on Wednesday, July 8th. Karen’s Corner is located next to Richies on the corner of Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 80.

Official Statement from the Chamber on the Hawkins Sign

The Hawkins Area Chamber of Commerce supports a resolution to the sign controversy that allows for the community’s supporters to retain the ability to display the sign while not creating a public forum through its placement on public land. While this statement represents the Chamber’s official stance on this issue, it may not represent the personal beliefs of all of its members. The Chamber hopes for a speedy and peaceful resolution to the controversy.