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


7th Inning Stretch CCEDP 5K

July 18, 2017

As Cleveland County is in the 7th inning preparing for the 2017 American Legion World Series Tournament take a break, and enjoy this run and festival located on the Court Square in this historic setting. The race will start at 8:00am and registration and check in should be completed by 7:45am. Join the fun that … Continue reading “7th Inning Stretch CCEDP 5K”

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Schedule of Events Updated

June 29, 2017

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 area are closed and vehicles are subject to being towed. August 5 – 7th Inning Stretch 5K 7:00 am – 7:45 am on site registration in the parking lot at Future … Continue reading “Schedule of Events Updated”

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Vendor Opportunities

June 13, 2017

We are still accepting vendors for this year’s festival. We will not accept any additional snowball, Italian ice or lemonade/orangeade vendors. If you represent a national brand please contact our office at 704-600-6599 to determine eligibility. To register and pay online visit our website.  

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Character Photo Opportunities at Festival

April 24, 2017

We are happy to announce the following Character Opportunities in the Kids’ Zone during the festival. 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm Special Characters  will be walking around and talking with kids when not in the Photo area. 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Mr. Mouse, Mrs. Mouse and Silly Dog in the kids’ zone 5:15 pm … Continue reading “Character Photo Opportunities at Festival”

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7th Inning Stretch 5K Nationally Certified

March 21, 2017

All requirements for certification have been completed. The Road Running Technical Council and USA Track and Field  have certified the route, after completion of measurements on two occasions. This certification is recognized by the Road Runners Club of America and USA Track and Field. A copy of the certification and map are on file. This … Continue reading “7th Inning Stretch 5K Nationally Certified”

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Headliner Announced for 2017

March 13, 2017

Singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Charlie Daniels and his band will be the headliners for the free evening concert at the 5th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival in Uptown Shelby Saturday, Aug. 5. Also appearing on the Stroud, Wilson, Thompson and McMurry Home Town stage are The Southern Experience Band and Dirty Grass Soul.

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January 11, 2017

Just announced 50% of all registration dollars for this event will go to the Team Brackeen fund. Also, the route is now being certified. Click here to register for the event online. 5K Divisions Overall Male and Overall Female We will present awards to the top 3 males and the top 3 females in each … Continue reading “5TH ANNUAL 7TH INNING STRETCH 5K”

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Cleveland County Arts Council

July 6, 2016

The Cleveland County Arts Council once again is creating a show with baseball as the focus. The show will open the end of July and run through the American Legion World Series. The exhibit “Baseball as Art” will be open during the festival from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information about the Cleveland … Continue reading “Cleveland County Arts Council”

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Vendor Registration Closes June 15

June 7, 2016

Vendor registration closes June 15, 2016. Once we have determined the layout for the festival if any additional vendor spots are available registration will reopen. Pricing after June 15 will increase. Click here to register and pay for vendor space.   

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Mitchem’s Kitchen Supports 7th Inning Stretch Festival

May 12, 2016

Once again Mitchem’s Kitchen is providing picnic tables to use at the festival. Mitchem’s located at 6679 West Hwy 27 Vale, NC 28168​ and a standard at the Cleveland County Fair are great partners in helping us provide this service to festival attendees. To learn more about them visit their website .

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