TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Elvis fans from all over the country are in Tupelo for the annual Elvis Festival.
The Tupelo Elvis Festival is a celebration designed to honor Tupelo’s own, Elvis Presley! The festival kicked off on Wednesday.
"Tupelo goes all out in making sure that its authentic and paying homage to their boy that came from Tupelo," said Brooke Wright. "And put Tupelo on the map, thats the biggest thing about what they do with this festival."
On Friday, Elvis fans competed in a competition designed for the best representation of Elvis. One fan drove from Tennessee to participate in what he describes as an incredible event.
"I think the fans say when they attend the Tupelo Elvis Festival," Wright said. "That its just a step above the rest and it really is an incredible experience."
Last years event was virtual because of the Coronavirus. So, Friday night's fever event was highly anticipated.
"We are paying tribute to Tupelo's son," coordinator Rachel Ethridge said. "I just think its really cool that people from all over the world, no matter where you go, they see Elvis Presley and they know. That means they know Tupelo."