2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival

Kate Arhar
Senior Sports Editor Reporter AFC North and NFC South

It’s finally here! The real harbinger that the NFL season is about to begin: The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in Canton, Ohio!

Events have been occurring all summer which will culminate on the first weekend in August as we honor eight new additions to the hall and the start of preseason football.

As we prepare for this annual event, the ladies of Our Turf are here to get you prepared. We’ll be featuring each of this year’s eight enshrinees in articles during the upcoming 10 days: Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed, and Johnny Robinson.

I’ll be on hand covering most of the events over the weekend and sharing the sights and sounds with you! Let’s look at the schedule of upcoming events for the August 1-4 festival.

Thursday, August 1, 8:00 pm EST

HALL OF FAME GAME • Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos •  Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium 

The Denver Broncos, under new head coach Vic Faggio, have a lot to prove this year. The Atlanta Falcons have recently suffered some training camp injuries that could see defensive tackle Michael Bennett and, more importantly, safety J.J. Wilcox out for most of the year. But Falcon head coach Dan Quinn believes that wide receiver Calvin Ridley will be “taking the next step” in becoming a premier NFL talent.

 

Friday, August 2nd

11:15 a.m. GOLD JACKET PHOTO OP • Pro Football Hall of Fame
11:30 a.m. FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON • Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
Noon HOF FUN FEST & BEER FEST (TILL 4:00 p.m.) • Pro Football Hall of Fame
5:00 p.m. ENSHRINEES’ GOLD JACKET DINNER • Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center

 

Saturday, August 3rd

8:00 a.m. THE CANTON REPOSITORY GRAND PARADE • Downtown Canton
Noon RETURNING GOLD JACKETS AUTOGRAPH SESSION PRESENTED BY PANINI • Pro Football Hall of Fame
Noon HOF FUN FEST & BEER FEST (TILL 6:00 p.m.) • Pro Football Hall of Fame
7:00 p.m. ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY • Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

 

Sunday, August 4th

Noon HOF FUN FEST & BEER FEST (TILL 4:00 p.m.) • Pro Football Hall of Fame 
12:30 p.m. ENSHRINEES’ ROUNDTABLE • Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
8:00 p.m. CONCERT FOR LEGENDS  • Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

 

I’ll be around Canton all weekend – look me up if you are there as well!

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