Restored Haggard boxcar to be unveiled during festival this Sunday
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The boxcar was moved to the Kern County Museum in 2015. Restoration was led by a historical architect and funded by the Cynthia Lake Charitable Trust. The Haggard family contributed artifacts.
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The festival will include live music, food sellers, craft vendors and tours of the Haggard boxcar.
Haggard's sons, Ben and Noel, will perform from 4-5:30 p.m. with their father's band, The Strangers. Also performing will be James Carothers (noon to 1:30) and Johnny Owens & The Buck Fever Band (2-3:30 p.m.).