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Get Involved in the Fun at Garrettsville Summerfest


Garrettsville Summerfest is right around the corner and you’re all invited to jump in on all of the fun by signing up for one of our events.

One of the earliest deadlines is the wine making contest. All wines must be delivered to Skylanes Bowling Alley by June 22, 2017 by 6 pm. Categories for wine are as follows:

  • White grape, dry or semi-dry
  • White grape, sweet
  • Red Grape, dry or semi-dry
  • Red Grape sweet
  • Rose dry/sweet
  • White or red non-grape, sweet
  • White or red dessert wine, sweet

Back by popular demand is our Frog Jumping Contest. Bring your own frog or use one of ours and see how far it goes in three jumps. This contest is in its second year and will be on Sunday at 4 pm. It is a hoppin’ good time.

Boys and girls, who are 4 years old to 14 years old, will want to try their football skills at the Pass, Punt and Kick Contest that begins Saturday morning at 10am behind the fire station. Girls, don’t be shy, there are plenty of opportunities for you to shine here.

Bakers, get your rolling pins ready as the Annual Garrettsville Summerfest Pie Baking Contest starts at 10 am Saturday June 24th. Pie can be either fruit or cream with a special category for
most original pie. Let’s see who the best baker in the area is.

Are you super hungry? I mean really hungry. You will want to enter the Hamburger Eating Contest. Eat three burgers from area restaurants the fastest and you will be named king (or queen) of the burgers. Sign up on the website www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com as there are only 10 slots available. This contest is Saturday 6pm, just in time for dinner!

Kids cool off with the Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest sponsored by DQ Grill and Chill. Eat an ice cream cone the fastest and be declared the ice cream eating king or queen. The contest is divided up into age brackets and there is a category for adults too. This contest takes place Saturday at 2pm.

Cornhole contest is still on and will be held at Slim and Jumbos’ patio. Bring your lucky cornhole bags and get your team assembled and show us what you’ve got. There are two categories, professional and social. This event starts at noon on Saturday.

Can you dance? Then, we have a contest for you, the So You Think You Can Dance Contest held at James A. Garfield High School on Sunday at 3pm.
Registration can be done for all contests on line at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com.

Don’t forget the parades. Enter your tractor in Saturday’s Tractor Parade. Line- up starts at J.A. Garfield High School at 10 am and the parade is at noon. If that’s not your thing, enter a float or march in the Grand Parade on Sunday. Line-up for the Grand Parade is at 11:30 and the parade steps off at 12:30 from the high school.

Runners and walkers can lace up their sneakers and come out Sunday morning between 8am and 9 am and Run the 5K for children’s cancer. They also have a one mile walk/fun run for those who don’t want to tackle the 5K. All proceeds will benefit Children’s glioma cancer in memory of Garrettsville’s own Melana Matson who lost her battle when she was just nine years old.

If you still want to be involved and not sure you want to enter a contest, how about volunteering some time in the information booth. Just a few hours helping folks find their way around, understanding the schedule, selling Summerfest T’s and 50/50 raffle tickets. If that’s not your thing, then maybe help with clean-up or set-up, we always need extra hands for that. If you have the time, we will find something for you to do. Contact Aaron King for volunteer opportunities at 330-524-2646.