Area summer celebrations


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Heather Nye of Findlay tries out the Lunar Launch during a past Summer Moon Festival.

Heather Nye of Findlay tries out the Lunar Launch during a past Summer Moon Festival.


The Lima News file

Richard Propps (left) and Lori Lambert perform during a past year with the bluegrass band New Outlook at the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta.


The Lima News file

This year’s Beer Stein Holding contest will take stage throughout the entirety of the Summer Moon Festival.


Courtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce

This year’s bed races on Perry Street are slated for 7 p.m. Thursday.


Courtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce

Over 15 entertainers are set to take stage throughout the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta.


Courtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce

This year’s wiener dog races will take place at 6:30 p.m. July 20.


Courtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce

Retired astronaut Don Thomas talks with 5-year-old Cooper Cecil, 2- year-old Gracie Cecil and thier mother Katrina during a meet and greet at the Summer Moon Festival in a past year.


The Lima News file

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Summer Moon Festival

WHEN: 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday

WHERE: Downtown Wapakoneta

ADMISSION: Free

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta’s 10 days of celebration will be highlighted by the Summer Moon Festival taking over downtown July 17 through 21.

The festival will include a variety of main-stage entertainment, as well as events for all kinds of competitors. Food vendors, a beer garden and wine bar and games for all ages will be available throughout the entire duration of the festival.

Wednesday

• Main stage entertainment: One Small Step 5 p.m., T102 Country Star Playoffs 7-10 p.m., Beer Stein Holding Contest 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., downtown.

• 5:30 to 8 p.m. XPogo Stunt Show, Perry Street.

Thursday

• Main stage entertainment: Beer Barrel Boys 4 p.m., Beer Stein Holding Contest 6:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m., Nashville Crush 7 p.m.

• 7 p.m. Bed races, Perry Street.

Friday, July 19

• Main stage entertainment: Will Freed Band 2:30 p.m., New Outlook 4 p.m., The Staples 5 p.m., Will Freed Band 7 p.m. Beer Stein Holding Contest 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Tobi Lee and Mustang Sally 9 p.m., downtown.

• Cornhole tournament 6 p.m.

• World’s largest MoonPie 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

• 8 a.m. Fishing derby, Heritage Park.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. RC Fest, Perry Street.

• Main stage entertainment: Lauren Schroeder 11:30 a.m., Chase Cummings 1 p.m., Fleetwood 2 the Max 3 p.m., Haywired 5 p.m., Beer Stein Holding Contest 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., Another Round 9 p.m.

• 12:30 p.m. Paddle Battle, Heritage Park.

• 3 to 9 p.m. Buckeye Antique Tractor Show, downtown.

• 6:30 p.m. Wiener Dog Races, Perry Street.

• 7:30 p.m. Big Wheel Races, Perry Street.

• 10:56 p.m. Neil Armstrong’s First Step on the Moon Celebration. Countdown 10 to 11 p.m.

Downtown is joining the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Auglaize County Fairgrounds, Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center, YMCA and Wapakoneta Parks to celebrate the moon landing. For a full list of events, visit www.summermoonfestival.com or see Sunday’s edition of The Lima News.

Heather Nye of Findlay tries out the Lunar Launch during a past Summer Moon Festival.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_summermoonzipline03.jpgHeather Nye of Findlay tries out the Lunar Launch during a past Summer Moon Festival. The Lima News file
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_Wapak-Summer-Moon-Festival-bed-races.jpgCourtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce
Richard Propps (left) and Lori Lambert perform during a past year with the bluegrass band New Outlook at the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_072017NewOutlook09cardinal.jpgRichard Propps (left) and Lori Lambert perform during a past year with the bluegrass band New Outlook at the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta. The Lima News file
This year’s Beer Stein Holding contest will take stage throughout the entirety of the Summer Moon Festival.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_wapak-summer-moon-festival-Beer-Stein-Holding-1-.jpgThis year’s Beer Stein Holding contest will take stage throughout the entirety of the Summer Moon Festival. Courtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce
This year’s bed races on Perry Street are slated for 7 p.m. Thursday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_wapak-summer-moon-festival-Bed-Races5.jpgThis year’s bed races on Perry Street are slated for 7 p.m. Thursday. Courtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce
Over 15 entertainers are set to take stage throughout the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_wapak-summer-moon-festival-2.jpgOver 15 entertainers are set to take stage throughout the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta. Courtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce
This year’s wiener dog races will take place at 6:30 p.m. July 20.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_wapak-summer-moon-festival-dograces2_SMF_2015.jpgThis year’s wiener dog races will take place at 6:30 p.m. July 20. Courtesy of Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce
Retired astronaut Don Thomas talks with 5-year-old Cooper Cecil, 2- year-old Gracie Cecil and thier mother Katrina during a meet and greet at the Summer Moon Festival in a past year.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_astronaut-July-15-20162.jpgRetired astronaut Don Thomas talks with 5-year-old Cooper Cecil, 2- year-old Gracie Cecil and thier mother Katrina during a meet and greet at the Summer Moon Festival in a past year. The Lima News file

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Summer Moon Festival

WHEN: 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday

WHERE: Downtown Wapakoneta

ADMISSION: Free

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