Arts and Culture

Shani Gilchrist

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Something for everyone as York County celebrates 30 Years of Summerfest

Posted 8/21/2013 11:31:00 AM

For the past 30 years, York County has celebrated the end of summer with a great, big bash. On Saturday, Aug. 24, fun-loving people will gather in downtown York for a street festival featuring a craft and art show and food fair with more than 120 vendors.

Gathering a crowd of friends to go to the festival as a group will be easy, as there will be something for every taste and sensibility. Car enthusiasts can check out the Summerfest Classic Car Show, kids can romp through a ton of activities and enter a drawing contest, and science buffs can check out robotics demonstrations put on by York School District One students.

Have I covered everyone yet? No? Well, there’s the flying show put on by the York County Large Scale Model Flyers, the 5K race, the 10K race, golf, tennis — do I have everyone yet?

But wait, what about music? There is something for everyone there, as well. For jazz enthusiasts, Brad Bailey will play his 8-string banjo and sing jazzy favorites for the crowd at the Car Show Stage. Beach music lovers can check out Summerdaze on Congress Street. There will be bluegrass, gospel and more. Attendees can also discover the next country star after lunch with the Interstate 107 Texaco Country Showdown — a vocal competition sponsored by Interstate 107 FM where contestants will sing their hearts out for a chance to win $100,000.

With an entire day of such events, York County will be the place to visit this weekend. For more information or to sign up for the 5K or 10K races, please click here.