Special Events & Festivals

Easy competition


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kori Howell, 15, of Andrews, competes rather easily in the hula hoop contest at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Karaoke duet


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jordan Kerkhoff (left), 10, and Opal Harper, 7, both of Andrews, sing "All About that Bass" during Karaoke on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 15, at the Andrews Summer Festival.

Strongman competition


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Chandler Updike (right), 17, of Huntington, struggles to hang on to weights for as long as he can during the Andrews Summer Festival strongman competition on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Friendly pet


Photo by Steve Clark.

Karina Clifford holds an alligator during the Mark's Ark exotic animal show at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

"Elvis" headlines at the Andrews Summer Festival


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mark Stephan performs at Rock 'n' Roll icon Elvis Presley on the main stage at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Almost magnificent


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mike Peterson as "Peto, The 'Almost' Magnificent Magician" does a trick with help from Verona Rodabaugh during his perfomance on the front lawn of the Andrews Community Center during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Tractor pulling at Andrews


Photo by Steve Clark.

Bill Kirkpatrick takes his turn pulling the sled at the Andrews Summer Fesitval Tractor Puill on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Andrews Fire Station. The event was sponsored by the Eel River Tractor Pullers Association.

Raider band rocks


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Riverview Middle School Raider band takes its turn heading down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 15, in downtown Andrews.

HNHS band heads down ASF Parade route


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes head down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route in downtown Andrews on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Great seats


Photo by Steve Clark.

Members of the Andrews Lions Club enjoy the Andrews Summer Festival Parade from their parade entry on Saturday, Aug. 15, in downtown Andrews.

Yeah!


Photo by Steve Clark.

Young Aidan Clark (left) gets a high-five from the Andrews Lions Club mascot during the Andrews Summer Festival Parade, sponsored by the Andrews Lions Club, on Saturday, Aug. 15, in downtown Andrews.

ASF Cutie Queen


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Nora Forney (left), 11 months, of Warren, exhibits her winning confidence after she is chosen as the 2015 Andrews Summer Festival Cutie Queen on Friday, Aug. 14. She is held by her mother, Randi Forney.

ASF Cutie King


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Wesley DeLeo (center), 10 months, of Andrews, receives a sash and crown as he is tapped as the 2015 Andrews Summer Festival Cutie King on Friday, Aug. 14. He is held by his mother, Kristan Collins.

Rocking on


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The group “Little Monsters” performs the song, “Heart of Gold,” on the main stage at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday, Aug. 14.

Belting it out


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Anniah Marshall, 15, of Andrews, sings “All of Me” by John Legend during karaoke time at the Andrews Summer Festival, Friday, Aug. 14. Anniah is the daughter of Melinda and Jeff Marshall.

More free events, including some surprises, at Andrews Summer Festival this weekend

The front end of Brad Eads’ tractor lifts off the ground as he attempts to move a sled loaded with dead weight during the 2014 Andrews Summer Festival tractor pull. The Eel River Tractor Pullers Association will sponsor the pull again this year, with tractors weighing in on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. at the Andrews Fire Station. The pull gets started at 11 a.m.
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Appearing for the second year under its new name, the Andrews Summer Festival offers even more free events and a surprise or two during the two-day celebration, which begins Friday, Aug. 14.

Town-wide garage sales will greet visitors, with permit fees waived so residents can offer bargain hunters some good deals. Another popular event is the book and bake sale at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

Festival organizer Cathy Johnson says there are more than a dozen free events that people of all ages can enjoy.

Andrews Summer Festival schedule of events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
All Day
TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALES
Permit fee waived for festival weekend

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
BOOK & RUMMAGE SALE
Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library

4:00 p.m.
CARNIVAL OPENS
Cowboy John Amusements
Corner of West Jefferson and Snowden streets
CRAFT & FOOD VENDORS OPEN
Along W. Jefferson St.

Mud bog


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jared Fitzmaurice takes his shot at the Andrews Summer Festival mud bog competition, sponsored by the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department, on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Tractor pulling


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jessica Hostetter takes her turn at the Andrews Summer Festival Tractor Pull, hosted by the Evel River Tractor Pullers Associstion, on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Face painting


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Adalynn Jones (right) has her face painted by Lindsey Merrill of Creative Faces during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Painting the rocks


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Volunteer Laura Dillon (second from left) helps (from left) Jersey Hacker, Jacelynn Sunderman and Addisyn Clift paint pet rocks during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Corvettes on display


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Corvettes line the main street of Andrews during the Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Grilling up fun


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bippus State Bank President Ryan Warner (left) mans the grill on the bank's float at the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 23. The bank was the festival's corporate sponsor this year and won first place in the parade.

7 Shadows performs at Andrews Summer Festival


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The 7 Shadows Ban perfforms on the downtown stage Friday evening, Aug. 22, during the Andrewsw Summer Festival.

Kissing pig caps Andrews Summer Festival planning

A performance by the Blue River Band will be one of the highlights of the Andrews Summer Festival, which starts Thursday, Aug. 21, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23.
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For Cathy Johnson, 12 months of helping plan the Andrews Summer Festival will be capped off by kissing a pig.

It hardly seems a fitting end for the festival committee member, but she admits it's of her own doing.

People paid to vote for candidates, of which Johnson is one, in the festival's Kiss the Pig contest and she encouraged people to make their voices heard.

"I went out and really solicited money," she explains, "not so that I could win, so that the money would go into the festival fund."

Giedeman and Price submit winning entries for Andrews Summer Festival logo design competition

Andrews Elementary School students Jadynn Giedeman (left) and Gavin Price submitted the winning entries in the Andrews Summer Festival “Design the 2014 Logo” contest.
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Artwork by two Andrews Elementary School students have found their way into the Andrews Summer Festival.

Third-grader Jadynn Giedeman's entry, "Andrews Summer Festival, family fun for everyone" was selected as the festival motto.

Harper takes first Hula Hoop Contest

Ten-year-old Brooklyn Harper took first place in the Andrews Summer Festival Hula Hoop Contest on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Second place went to Jorri Booth, 8.

Both girls stopped only after everyone else dropped out.

The youngest hula hooper in the contest was Serenity Boggs, 8, who kept the hoop going tor 8.5 minutes.

The hula hoop contest drew 16 contestants and went three rounds. It was sponsored by Miller's Pub.

 

Making a butterfly


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Teyler Tingle works diligently to make a butterfly during children's activities at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturdya, Aug. 17.

Marching Vikes in Andrews


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

The Marching Vikes colorguard performs as it heads down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, in downtown Andrews.

Tractors on parade at Andrews


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Several tractors make their way down the Andrews Summer Festival Parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, in downtown Andrews.

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