What’s Goin’ On

So What? So Let's Dance!

Inaugural Caddyshack Fest is in the works

Bill Murray In 'Caddyshack'

Fore! Organizers are teeing up a summer festival in honor of "Caddyshack," the classic 1980 comedy about the misfit golfers, caddies and gopher who wreak havoc on fictional Bushwood Country Club.

Details are sketchy, but the first-ever Caddyshack Fest is being planned for a golf course in Louisville, Kentucky. Events are expected to include golf cart races, costume contests and a dance party.

"It's going to be just a blast," says organizer Will Russell, who launched a Caddyshack Fest page on Facebook over the weekend.

"Caddyshack" starred Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and Bill Murray as a dim-witted groundskeeper.

Russell is hoping that Murray will attend this summer's festivities, but admits it's "a long shot."

In 2002, Russell co-founded Lebowski Fest, an annual homage to 1998's "The Big Lebowski." The upcoming edition will be held December 7-9 at Lucky Strike bowling center and lounge in midtown Manhattan.

The Coen Brothers' cult comedy starred Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi as bowling buddies whose game is upended by the theft of a rug that "really tied the room together."

A portion of the proceeds from Caddyshack Fest will be donated to the Everything Will Be OK Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes mental health.

Photo by Orion Pictures/Getty Images

Comments