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Friday, 31 May 2013 10:49

Gearing up for the Sandusky Thumb Festival

(SANDUSKY) -- Organizers of the Sandusky Thumb Festival are looking for volunteers and participants for the craft show, which will be held in the downtown district this year. The festival will be held Friday, June 28-Sunday, June 30. The craft show will be located on the first two blocks of South Elk Street. The Kid's Fun Day and Bed Races will be held on West Speaker Street connecting the festival to Doerr Field where the softball/baseball tournaments and 3-on-3 basketball shoot out will be held.

Buttons supporting the Thumb Festival will be sold at the four corners of M-19 and M-46 and at Jerry's Foodland on Friday, June 7. This year's winning design was submitted by Emily Morris of Sandusky.

Forms and applications for the weekend events are available on the Sandusky Chamber of Commerce website-www.sanduskychamber.us To volunteer for the Kid's Fun Day and Bed Races call 810-648-4445.

Thumb Festival Schedule of Events:

Merchants' Sale Promotions All Weekend

Thursday June 27

Glow Walk at Diamond Trail at Dusk
Garage Sales

Friday June 28

Garage Sales
Senior Fair - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sandusky High School
Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening--"Buck It Sporting Goods"- Noon
Crowning of Thumbuddies at Gazebo at 6:15 p.m.
Crowning of Little Prince and Princess at Gazebo at 6:30 p.m.
Lawn chair Music at Gazebo at 7 p.m.
Baseball/Softball Tournaments at Doerr Field

Saturday, June 29
Baseball/Softball Tournaments at Doerr Field
5K Run/Walk at Diamond Trail - 8 a.m.
Craft Show on S Elk Street - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Antique Show on State Police Post lawn - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments at Doerr Field - 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Car and Motorcycle Show at Graff Chevrolet and Buick - 10 a.m.
WMIC 45th Anniversary special event - All Day
Garage Sales - townwide
Horseshoe Tournament behind Liberty Lanes - 10 a.m.
Antique Tractor Show at Tri-County Equipment
ORV Fun Run begins at 10 a.m. originates behind Firebird Theatre
Kid's Fun Day on W Speaker Street - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gordon Russ Magician on W Speaker Street - 3 shows at Noon, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Bed Races on W Speaker St - Register at 5 p.m.; races begin at 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 30
Community Church Service 10 a.m.
Chicken BBQ at Doerr Field begins at 11 a.m. until chicken runs out
Craft Show on S Elk Street - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Antique Show on State Police lawn - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Drive In/Fly In Breakfast at Sandusky Airport - begins at 8 a.m.
Parade - line up begins at 11:30 a.m. at Kmart parking lot and corner of S Gates Road
            -parade begins at 1 p.m.