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ALWS 5K Returns – August 7, 2021

May 18, 2021

Road to Hope Shelby will receive proceeds SHELBY, NC — May 12, 2021 — The 5K Race is one of the pre-American Legion World Series (ALWS) events that has drawn participants from an expanding geographic area every year. The 2020 5K was cancelled because of coronavirus concerns, as were all other events associated with the … Continue reading “ALWS 5K Returns – August 7, 2021”

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Opening acts for 7th Inning Stretch Festival and ALWS Host City Welcome Announced!!!

April 21, 2018

Before Randy Owen of Alabama takes the stage as the headliner for the 6th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, two other high-energy bands will strike up the music on the main stage at the intersection of Warren and Lafayette streets in Uptown Shelby.Both Darrell Harwood and the Cool Water Band (also … Continue reading “Opening acts for 7th Inning Stretch Festival and ALWS Host City Welcome Announced!!!”

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Get Involved – Be a Sponsor

March 29, 2018

As we move forward with planning for the 2018 7th Inning Stretch Festival we wanted to reach out to small businesses and individuals to help us meet our sponsorship goals. We understand that not all businesses can afford a large sponsorship, but would still like to be involved. That’s why we have created the “100 … Continue reading “Get Involved – Be a Sponsor”

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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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5K Race – NC National Guard

March 10, 2016
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

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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 … Continue reading “Fun for All Ages”

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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 … Continue reading “2015 Little Miss ALWS Queens”

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Kellie Pickler performs in 2015

2015 Music Headliner – Kellie Pickler In 2015 the 7th Inning Stretch Festival was excited to present opening act Walker County and Country Music sensation Kellie Pickler performing a free concert. Kellie put on a fabulous show to the largest crowd ever assembled in Uptown Shelby. This year’s music headliner will be announced in March.

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March 1, 2016

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