Summerfest kicks off Friday in Marblehead

The First Annual Marblehead Summerfest will include a full schedule of activities. The fun-filled event will take place in James Park, Marblehead, and will begin Friday, July 6 and end on Sunday, July 8.


D&R Shows will bring in 10-14 amusement rides. There will be rides for everyone including kiddie rides and high thrill rides. They will also bring a midway of games and prizes.


Bar-B-Que Traveler will prepare chicken and ribs at the shelter house. Carry-out will be available. Other foods will include summertime favorites such as: brats and sauerkraut, hot dogs, pierogi, French fries, nachos, funnel cakes, fried cheese, cotton candy, hand-dipped corndogs, taffy and more.



The Beer Tent overlooking James Park will have live entertainment including: “Allie and the Rockers” (Friday 7-10pm), local bands including local teen band “Unlabeled” (Saturday 3-5pm), Dean Rosiar (Saturday afternoon), “The House Band” from Toledo (Saturday 6-10pm), Bob Gatewood of “Calabash” from Put-In-Bay (Sunday 1-4pm), and “The House Band” (Sunday 4-8pm).


Many vendors will be set up throughout the park. Vendors hours will be Saturday (10-8pm) and Sunday (12-8pm).


Raffles will include hourly 50/50 drawings and  the “Big Raffle” which includes a grand prize: $1000, 2nd prize:$500 and 3rd prize: $250. Big Raffle Tickets may also be purchased at the church office on James Street.


A huge bake sale is being planned. Items will include: homemade pies, cookies, poppyseed and nut rolls, and breads as well as other hometown favorites.                  


Beer will be served in the beer tent. Soda pop, water and powerade will be offered throughout the park.


Festival Hours are Friday, July 6 (4-10pm), Saturday, July 7 (10am-10pm) and Sunday, July 8 (12-8pm).


The Marblehead Summerfest is sponsored by St. Joseph Church Choir, Marblehead, Ohio. For more information including vendor applications, call Linda (419-734-6131) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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