St. Marys Summerfest this weekend


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Connor Meckstroth, of Wapakoneta, competes in a tractor pull at a previous St. Marys Summerfest in St. Marys.

Connor Meckstroth, of Wapakoneta, competes in a tractor pull at a previous St. Marys Summerfest in St. Marys.


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Children ride on the Ferris wheel at a previous St. Marys Summerfest.

Children ride on the Ferris wheel at a previous St. Marys Summerfest.


The Lima News file

IF YOU GO

WHAT: St. Marys Summerfest

WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. today, 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: St. Marys

ADMISSION: Free

Today

4 p.m: Concessions and midway open

5 p.m.: Summerfest Cruise-In car show (South Street parking lot)

6 p.m.: Shelby County Line (Gazebo)

9-1 a.m.: Another Round (Entertainment tent)

10 p.m.: Fireworks (Skip Baughman Stadium)

Saturday

8 a.m.: 5K

9-11 a.m.: Chainsaw wood carvers (South Street parking lot)

Noon: Concessions and midway open

4:30 p.m.: Parade

6-9 p.m.: Hogslop String Band (Gazebo)

9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Brother Believe Me (Entertainment tent)

Sunday

10 a.m.: Worship service (USWA Hall)

Noon: Concessions and midway open

1-3 p.m.: Family Color Party (Skip Complex)

3-6 p.m.: Agent 99 (Gazebo)

6-10 p.m.: Saw Creek (Entertainment tent)

ST. MARYS — St. Marys Chamber of Commerce kicks off the 35th annual St. Marys Summerfest this weekend.

The chamber has brought back fireworks for the first time in four years.

“The public was clear about wanting us to bring them back. So, with this year being our 35th anniversary, we thought to help celebrate that, let’s bring them back. Our goal is to continue them year after year from here on out,” said Abby Balster, executive director of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.

Other new events include chainsaw woodcarvers who will be doing demonstration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. After the parade an auction will be held on the woodcarvings, with 75 percent of the proceeds going to a charity of the purchaser’s choice and 25 percent going into the fireworks fund for next year.

There is also a family color party for the kids. This takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, with kids competing and then having an all out “color battle” with leftover color from previous color runs.

“Kind of in celebration of 35 years, since we started in 1983, we are going to have an ‘80s theme party in the entertainment tent Saturday night. People can dress in their favorite ‘80s style while listening to Brother Believe Me. We’re excited,” said Balster.

Connor Meckstroth, of Wapakoneta, competes in a tractor pull at a previous St. Marys Summerfest in St. Marys.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_summerfest083bs.jpgConnor Meckstroth, of Wapakoneta, competes in a tractor pull at a previous St. Marys Summerfest in St. Marys. The Lima News file
Children ride on the Ferris wheel at a previous St. Marys Summerfest.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_summerfest025bs.jpgChildren ride on the Ferris wheel at a previous St. Marys Summerfest. The Lima News file

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: St. Marys Summerfest

WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. today, 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: St. Marys

ADMISSION: Free

Today

4 p.m: Concessions and midway open

5 p.m.: Summerfest Cruise-In car show (South Street parking lot)

6 p.m.: Shelby County Line (Gazebo)

9-1 a.m.: Another Round (Entertainment tent)

10 p.m.: Fireworks (Skip Baughman Stadium)

Saturday

8 a.m.: 5K

9-11 a.m.: Chainsaw wood carvers (South Street parking lot)

Noon: Concessions and midway open

4:30 p.m.: Parade

6-9 p.m.: Hogslop String Band (Gazebo)

9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Brother Believe Me (Entertainment tent)

Sunday

10 a.m.: Worship service (USWA Hall)

Noon: Concessions and midway open

1-3 p.m.: Family Color Party (Skip Complex)

3-6 p.m.: Agent 99 (Gazebo)

6-10 p.m.: Saw Creek (Entertainment tent)

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

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