Original Cast to Attend Byron Dukes of Hazzard Reunion

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"Just some good old boys" from Jones County plan to bring thousands of Dukes of Hazzard fans to Byron.

They're not "meanin' no harm," just wanting to celebrate the show's classic cast members, with music, food and hundreds of antique cars.

It's "makin' its way" to the Middle Georgia Raceway in March.

Thursday, the organizers held a news conference on the event.

They brought two Dukes of Hazzard replica cars.

One of them belonged to Kyle Edwards from Gray. Edwards and his father turned a 1977 Dodge Monaco into a replica of Deputy Enos Strate's sheriff's car.

Edwards is just 19. He was not alive when the show's run ended in 1985.

He said, "I love it. I still watch it. I got DVDs on it."

Organizer for the event Chris Jennings said the Dukes of Hazzard Georgia Reunion Classic Car Show and Music Festival will be a three-day event, March 8th, 9th and 10th.

Jennings envisions upward of 50,000 people filling the old raceway. He's basing those numbers on other Dukes Fest events around the Southeast.

He said, "A lot of it's got to do with the actors. The actors are a big draw."

He says seven of the original cast members signed contracts to show up next March.

They are James Best (Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine), Sonny Shroyer (Deputy Enos Strate), John Schneider (Bo Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Rick Hurst (Deputy Cletus Hogg) and Ben Jones (Cooter).

Tickets include concerts from David Allan Coe, Cooter's Garage Band, and Confederate Railroad. He said there will also be 200 vendors and a car show with more than 500 antique cars.

Monster truck and helicopter rides will also be available.

Edwards said he won't miss the chance to enroll his Dukes of Hazzard replica car, or collect more signatures from the actors. Several have already signed the trunk of his car.

He said, "I got Roscoe, James Best, I have Rick Hearst. Cletis."

Edwards said he will also be on the look out for the show's famous female and her iconic shorts. He said, "Definitely Daisies. Oh my God, Yeah! A lot of Daisies!"

Tickets for the event are already on sale.

If you buy tickets in advance, it will cost $20 for a one-day pass or $35 for all three days. Children under 6, and seniors over 65 get in free.

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