Overview

The Sweet Potato Queens®
Weekend — 2018

Thursday, March 22 – Sunday, March 25

PARADE? Not this year–FONDREN is being reborn with all manner of construction projects underway PLUS all new sidewalks–so it is not Suitable For Queenly Prancing at the present time.

WE WILL STILL TAKE OVER THE HILTON–EVERYTHING YOU KNOW AND THEN SOME WILL GO ON WITH WILD ABANDON AND GREAT ENTHUSIASM–only with no big hill for you to walk up!

NO PASSES WILL BE REQUIRED. Get your BATHROBE BRUNCH RESERVATION FROM THE HILTON WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR ROOM–easy peasy.

For details, questions & discussions, visit the Jill Conner Browne Facebook page & the Official Sweet Potato Queens Facebook page, or email me at hrhjill@sweetpotatoqueens.com.

HOTEL: Our Host Hotel is the Hilton-Jackson on County Line Road. To make a reservation: Call 601-957-2800 & speak ONLY to BILLIE BURNS. DO NOT SAY “reservation” until you are speaking to him. If he is unavailable, leave a message & he will return the call. You may also email him at billie.burns@hilton.com.

DOOR DECORATION CONTEST CONTINUES. BRING YOUR PARADE OUTFITS – there will be a big statewide dinner going on in the Ballroom so we want to give them a good show as they come & go! Built-in audience – thanks, Skipper Westbrook!

Hotel

The Hilton-Jackson Hotel

Our Host Hotel is the Hilton-Jackson on County Line Road. To make a reservation: Call 601-957-2800 & speak ONLY to BILLIE BURNS. DO NOT SAY “reservation” until you are speaking to him. If he is unavailable, leave a message & he will return the call. You may also email him at billie.burns@hilton.com.

Schedule of Events

Queencentric Schedule of Events

WHAT I KNOW AT THIS MOMENT…PLEASE SHARE!

FONDREN IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION–NO PARADE–this means NO PASSES REQUIRED and NO BIG-ASS HILL TO WALK UP! All other carrying-on is, as always, more fun than ever.


THURSDAY

Thirsty Thursday will happen.


FRIDAY

Big Hat Brunch on Friday at Drago’s – no ticket needed – order whatever you want, eat it, love it & pay for it. The menu is extensive – you can spend as much or as little as you choose. No minimum charge.

FRIDAY NIGHT – PEARLS & PJS in Fitzgerald’s


SATURDAY
MID-MORNINGISH
KRINKLY SHINY FASHION SHOW — we will gather in the Penthouse—BRING YOUR MAKEUP BAG. The Hilton will possibly set up a cash-bar—I would, if I was them.

PHASE 1: We will draw names to see Who Is Going to Paint You Up Like the Worst Drag Queen Ever. EVERYBODY will be made as hideous as possible-anybody who ends up looking GOOD will be immediately disqualified and probably shunned for the rest of the day. (Everybody will be made up with their own stuff for hygiene’s poor sake.)

PHASE 2: This is where I will provide you with many thousands of feet of ALUMINUM FOIL-with which you will construct your Dream Gown, Cheerleader Outfit, Suit of Armor—Whatever You Choose—using ONLY aluminum foil. We MAY allow tape—we have not decided yet so don’t bank on it.

PHASE 3: We will prance about modeling for each other and laugh ourselves sick. Prizes in assorted categories will be provided.

SATURDAY NIGHT – PARADE OUTFITS


SUNDAY

Bathrobe Brunch at Hilton on Sunday morning. Buy ticket when you check in – probably same price as usual – $29.

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