Friday, Aug. 21
The Summerfest kickoff concert will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring the beach and Motown music of Flash Back and sponsored by the Greater York Chamber of Commerce. The concert will be held on the lawn of the chamber office at 23 E. Liberty St., beside the York Public Library and across the street from Trinity United Methodist Church. For information, call the chamber office at 803-684-2590.
Hosted by dedicated York County cyclists to promote bicycles for fun and transportation at 8:30 p.m. Bikers will leave the Agricultural Building parking lot to explore the trails and streets of historic York, ending with an ice cream social sponsored by Saturday Bike and Run Shop.
The 28th annual two-man captain’s choice golf tournament, organized and sponsored by the Bank of York, will be held at Spring Lake County Club, beginning with a shotgun start at noon.
Tennis Championship – USTA sanctioned
The Summerfest Tennis Championship, sponsored by Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Co., will begin Friday and end Sunday. Pre-register online at http://tennislink.usta.com/TOURNAMENTS, ID No. 704106515 or York Summerfest. For information, go to www.greateryorkchamber.com or contact tournament director Kim Ozmon via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 803-326-3842.
Saturday, Aug. 22
Free transportation for individuals with mobility issues, coordinated by Agape Senior, will be available at the intersection of East Liberty and South Roosevelt streets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Craft and Food Fair
The craft and food fair, which includes over 100 craft and food vendors, will be located on North Congress, East Madison and North Roosevelt streets from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fair features an array of handmade crafts and a variety of foods.
Race Day Motorsports
This attraction offers a unique opportunity to race against family or friends using industry-leading motorsports simulation. Drive cars like Gen 6, Nationwide, Super Late Model, Legends and Street Stock on Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Concord Speedway, South Boston Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Visit Eldora, a 40-foot retrofitted school bus for the racing experience.
Children’s activities, sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of S.C., Gala Affairs, Sam’s Club and South State Bank will be on the lawn of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, 23 E. Liberty St., from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Activities will include a drawing contest sponsored by Family Trust Federal Credit Union, face painting, a 4-H petting zoo, rides and songs on the Little Blue Choo and Monster Water Balls – spin, flip, roll on water and don’t get wet.
5K and Fun Runs
The 5K and Fun Runs are sponsored by BI-LO Stores of York, and will begin from the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St. The 5K Run begins at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to winners in each category.
The Summerfest Car Show, sponsored by Dickerson Motor Co. and Dunlap-Johnson Chevrolet, has been one of the largest such shows in the Southeast. It will be held in the Agriculture Building parking lot and on South Congress Street. Trophies for the Top 100 cars and special awards will be presented. The show is coordinated by Jim Dickerson and begins at 8 a.m.
Healthy Hometown is sponsored by Piedmont Medical Center and will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on West Liberty Street, beside the York County Courthouse. The event will be promoting healthy food and providing information about how it affects the body. Healthy Hometown will offer screenings, an opportunity to schedule a yearly mammogram, PVD screenings and other educational information about eating healthy. Piedmont Medical will also sponsor a food drive to support hungry people in the York community. Bring a canned food item to donate to PATH.
Monster Energy BMX Stunt Team
Riders will execute a variety of BMX stunts, including backflips, flairs, tail whips and other high-flying feats. You’ve seen them on TV, now check them out live while sampling Monster Energy beverages. The Monster Energy BMX Stunt Team will perform four shows on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Riders will be treated to an aerial experience high above the crowds and activities of Summerfest in historic York. Suspended from a very large fan, the rider will be able to gaze over buildings, trees and people to take in the world below. For five minutes, Carolina Helicopter Tours will enable riders to soar with the birds.
Car Show Stage schedule
The Car Show stage will be at the Agriculture Building front entrance, and is sponsored by Carolina Lift Station, Republic Textiles, Springs Insurance, York Electric Co-op and Vision Metering.
9-11 a.m. – Long Run, five-piece 70s and 80s rock band
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Split Rail, five-piece bluegrass band
1:30-3:30 p.m. – Oneppo Brothers Band, four-piece R&B and classic rock
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Car Show awards
Market Stage schedule
The Market Stage will be at the old gas station at Victory Lane and North Congress Street, and is sponsored by Duke Energy, First Citizens Bank, Oliver Eye Associates and Subway of York.
9:30-11 a.m. – Euphonious Ensemble, acoustic eclectic Americana
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Cottonwood, five-piece gospel bluegrass band
1:30-3 p.m. – Hoffman Quartet, four-piece jazz standards band
3:30-5 p.m. – Music Row, four-piece country and beach music band
Interstate 107 Country Showdown, sponsored by the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, will feature singing contestants vying for cash prizes and an opportunity to compete in the national talent search and possibly win $100,000 at the finals, which will be televised from Nashville. The contest will be 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sylvia Theatre on Congress Street in downtown York. Three finalists will receive cash and prizes. The winner advances to compete against nine other acts at the South Carolina and North Carolina finals this fall.