5K 8:00 am
Pageant 10:00 am
Festival Opens: 3:00 pm
Headliner 8:30 pm


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Randy Owen

This year's headliner is Randy Owen.

For over 25 years Randy was the front man and lead vocalist of one of the most prolific groups in the history of music, Alabama.

In addition to lead vocals, Owen is a songwriter and guitarist. His songs include “Tennessee River,” “Feels so Right,” “As Long as There’s Love” and “My Home’s in Alabama” (written with Teddy Gentry).

5k Race

Asphalt Paving of Shelby is the sponsor of this year's 5K.

For the 2nd 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

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.

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 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.

Get excited Cleveland County!

The 6th annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival will be held August 11,2018 in Uptown Shelby. The day will kick off with the Asphalt Paving of Shelby 5K at 8:00 am, for the second year 50% of the registration fees go to the family of fallen officer Tim Brackeen,    The Little Miss American Legion Beauty Pageant at 9:00 am at the Don Gibson Theatre . The festival will be held from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Entertainment includes a huge Kids Zone, Music,  Climbing Wall, Cornhole Tournament and we end the day with our Headliner Randy Owen of Alabama at 8:30 pm.  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.