Special Events & Festivals

Cutie of a queen


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Autumn Toth, 2, of Andrews, is the 2016 Andrews Cutie Queen. She is held by her mother, Tasha Geyer, who holds the trophy she received. Autumn was chosen queen Friday, Aug. 12 in the contest held during the Andrews Summer Festival.

King of the cuties


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Keaton Sadler, 3 months, wears a very large crown after he was chosen the 2016 Andrews Cutie King on Friday, Aug. 12. He is held by his mother, Olivia Jeffrey, of Andrews. He won the crown, a trophy and bag full of goodies.

Almost magnficent


Photo by Steve Clark.

"Peto the Almost Magnificent" magician, played by Mike Peterson, entertains youngsters on Saturday during the Andrews Summer Festival.

Mr. Lincoln speaks at the Andrews Summer Festival


Photo by Steve Clark.

Denny Russel, as Abraham Lincoln, performs on the main stage in downtown Andrews during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Big swing


Photo by Steve Clark.

Abby Chopson takes a big swing during a carnival game at the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Backwater at the Andrews Summer Festival


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Members of the band Backwater rock out a country tune for the crowd on Friday, Aug. 12, at the main stage in downtown Andrews during the Andrews Summer Festival.

Floating down the parade route


Photo by Steve Clark.

Members of the Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church ride on a float during the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Experiencing a camel


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Evan Wall (right), gives a Hoosier Camel Encounter experience to Alexia Blackstone, 10, sitting on top in front, and her sister, Ashlyn Harshbarger, 6, sitting in the back, at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday evening, Aug. 12. Wall and the girls are all from Huntington.

Bubble boy


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Xavier Bowers, 6, of Huntington, enjoys the waterwalk inside a giant bubble at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday evening, Aug. 12. Bowers is the son of Gavin and Carrie Bowers.

3 bands, 2 parades, herd of camels just some of Andrews festival highlights

BackWater, a Huntington-based band playing country, classic rock and southern rock, will perform at the Andrews Summer Festival on Friday, Aug. 12, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Band members are Gene Fugate, Tom Johnson, Rich Schwartz and Adam Kiel.
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Three bands, two parades and a herd of camels are just some of the highlights of this year’s Andrews Summer Festival.

The party starts on Friday, Aug. 12, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 13 — and everything’s free.

“We work very hard from the end of one festival to the beginning of the next one … so we can offer everything free for the kids in town,” says Kathy Gamble, one of the festival chairs.

 The organizing committee holds fund-raisers and seeks out donations to cover expenses and give the kids a good time.

Andrews Summer Festival schedule of events

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

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

3:00 p.m.
CRAFT & FOOD VENDORS OPEN
Jefferson Street

4:00 - 8:00 p.m
WATERWALK - Town Hall parking lot

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


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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


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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


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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.

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.

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