5K 8:00 am
Pageant 10:00 am
Festival Opens: 1:00 pm
Headliner 8:30 pm

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2016 Headliner - Uncle Kracker
2016 Headliner - Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker

The headliner for the 4th Annual Seventh Inning Stretch Festival in Uptown Shelby on Saturday, Aug. 6, will be singer-songwriter-guitarist Uncle Kracker. Uncle Kracker covers genres including rock, alternative rock, rap rock, pop rock and country. His first major label album, “Double Wide,” went double-platinum and included the No. 1 hit “Follow Me.”Uncle Kracker is known for his interaction with audiences in live concerts. “It’s meant to be a party, and I want everybody involved,” he states on his website.

2015 Little Miss ALWS Queens

2015 Little Miss ALWS Queens

In 2015 we added the inaugural Little Miss American Legion World Series Pageant. It was open to ages 0-16. We far surpassed the number of contestants expected and the age division winners made 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 – NC National Guard
5K Race – NC National Guard

5K Race – NC National Guard

We kick off the festival day with a 5K race thanks to our advertising partner The NC National Guard. Over 170 racers competed in multiple divisions last year and many said our course layout and trophies were the best they ever attended. You can register for this year’s 5K by clicking HERE

Get excited Cleveland County!

The 4th annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival will be held August 6, 2016 in uptown Shelby. The day will kick off with the 5K at 8:00 am followed by the Little Miss American Legion Beauty Pageant at 10:00 am. The festival will be held from 1:00 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.

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