The annual Sheridan Summer Festival takes place on Saturday July 30-31, promising a weekend filled with fun events and entertainment for the whole family. This year’s event is themed “Celebrating Our Heritage” and includes highlights such as a car show, parade, triathlon and street dance in Sheridan City Park.
The car show usually attracts around 100 cars, said Macel Anderson, event chairman and local business owner.
“It brings a lot of people and its really cool to see all those cars,” Anderson said. “Everything from Model As to souped-up hot rods.”
Most cars in the show also participate in the parade, which Anderson attests can be quite a sight.
“Sometimes it gets pretty exotic and sometimes it gets pretty crazy,” she said.
Another attraction at the festival will be booth vendors selling arts and crafts. According to Anderson the items range from handmade crafts to fine jewelry, nice artwork, wood furniture and quilts.
“The vendor show itself is pretty impressive,” she said.
Throughout the day live entertainment in the park includes music by Teresa Rose, The Bouchers, The Gilbert Family, and Dennis Dedman as well as a performance by The Brewery Follies.
Other activities for the afternoon include bingo games and a jumping castle for kids.
The festival features a Fireman’s Breakfast, a barbecue lunch and dinner with wine/beer garden in the park Saturday night, and following the event is a brunch at Jackson Gardens starting at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Erin Rossiter is a volunteer with organizing the parade, and has enjoyed being a part of the event over the years.
“It’s the whole day of just getting together and being with people, just listening to the music and just having a good time,” Rossiter said.
As the sun burns down last days of July that fly off the calendar, Macel Anderson offers a good reason to come to the Sheridan Summer Festival: “Its just a fun filled day.”