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


Rising country stars Parmalee will headline Host City Welcome

March 17, 2018

  National American Legion officials and the local American Legion World Series (ALWS) committee announced today that Parmalee, a country music foursome that hailed originally from Parmele, N.C., and now from Nashville, will headline entertainment during the Host City Welcome on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in uptown Shelby. The Host City Welcome is Shelby’s official welcome … Continue reading “Rising country stars Parmalee will headline Host City Welcome”

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Randy Owen of Alabama to Headline Festival

March 10, 2018

  National American Legion officials and the local American Legion World Series (ALWS) committee announced today that the legendary Randy Owen of Alabama will headline the evening entertainment at the 6th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, in uptown Shelby. In addition to lead vocals, Owen is a songwriter and guitarist. His … Continue reading “Randy Owen of Alabama to Headline Festival”

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August 11, 2018

March 6, 2018

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.  The Little Miss American Legion World Series Pageant at 9:00 am at the Don Gibson Theatre . The festival will be held from 3:00 pm … Continue reading “August 11, 2018”

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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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