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



The 7th annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival will be held August 10 in Uptown Shelby. The day begins with a 5K at 8:00 am.  A percentage of the proceeds from the 5K will go to the family of Fallen Officer Tim Brackeen. Back again this year by popular demand is the Little Miss American Legion World Series Pageant to be held at 10:00 am in the Don Gibson Theatre.  The festival will be held from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. The headliner  Martina McBride will appear at 8:00 pm on the AmericInn Stage.

The festival is the American Legion World Series (ALWS) committee’s way to show appreciation for the tremendous job our community does in hosting and providing Southern hospitality for the ALWS participants and fans.

For Sponsorship, Vendor and Volunteer Opportunities Call 704-600-6599 or visit the website www.7thInningStretch.cc For the most up-to-date information for the 7th Inning Stretch Festival Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/7thinningstretchfestival


  • Sports Team Mascots
  • Children’s Inflatables
  • Corn Hole Tournament
  • Characters for Kids
  • Carnival Food Vendors
  • Little Miss American Legion World Series Pageant
  • Zip Thru Obstacle Course
  • Rat Race 72’ Foot Track