5K 8:00 am
Pageant 2:30 pm
Festival Opens: 3:00 pm
Headliner 8:30 pm


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2017 Headliner - Charlie Daniels Band

Charlie Daniels Band

The Charlie Daniels Band will be the headliner for the free evening concert at the 5th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival in Uptown Shelby on Saturday, August 5. Charlie Daniels continues a varied musical career that spans over 6 decades.With hits to his credit, “The South’s Gonna Do It”, “Long Haired Country Boy”, “In America”, “Uneasy Rider” he is most famous for his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” which won the Grammy award for Best Country Vocal Performance in 1979 and was included on the soundtrack for the hit movie “Urban Cowboy.” MORE

Little Miss American Legion World Series

Little Miss American Legion World Series

Little Miss American Legion World Series Pageant. It is open to ages 0-16. We far surpassed the number of contestants expected and the age division winners make appearances in the Shelby Christmas Parade, The American Legion World Series and Taste of Cleveland Chamber event. To register for this year’s pageant click HERE

Fun for All Ages
Fun for All Ages

Fun for All Ages

No matter what your age you will find something fun to do at the 7th Inning Stretch Festival. For the little kids we have cartoon characters, face painting, clowns, The Kid Zone with an assortment of inflatables. The older kids will enjoy the mechanical bull, climbing wall, hamster ball races, dirt track cars and Cornhole tournament. And for our older visitors we have over 18 picnic tables spread out for you to rest your bones as the day goes along.

5K Race

5K Race

Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership is the sponsor of this year's 5K. CCEDP is dedicated to getting employers and job seekers linked.
This year 50% of all registration dollars for this event will go to the family of Officer Tim Brackeen who lost his life while protecting our community.
The 5K route is now Road Course Certification by USA Track and Field.
For more information or to register CLICK HERE

Get excited Cleveland County!

The 5th annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival will be held August 5,2017 in Uptown Shelby. The day will kick off with the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership 5K at 8:00 am.  The Little Miss American Legion Beauty Pageant at 2:30 pm in the basement of Central United Methodist Church. The festival will be held from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Entertainment includes a huge Kids Zone, Music, Mechanical Bull, Climbing Wall, Cornhole Tournament, Started in 2012 by the American Legion World Series committee, the 7th Inning Stretch Festival was created as a thank you to Cleveland County and the surrounding area for the tremendous job the community has done in hosting and providing southern hospitality for the ALWS participants and fans. The American Legion World Series committee hopes you enjoy this year’s festival.


  • 7th Inning Stretch CCEDP 5K
    As Cleveland County is in the 7th inning preparing for the 2017 American Legion World Series Tournament take a break,
  • Schedule of Events Updated
    August 4 from 4:00 pm -6:00 pm – Race bag pick up at Toscanos Bistro  August 4 at 11:59 PM Roads in the Festival
  • Vendor Opportunities
    We are still accepting vendors for this year’s festival. We will not accept any additional snowball, Italian ice