The Greater York Chamber of Commerce and the City of York is pleased and proud to present The 35th  Annual SUMMERFEST held Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Historic York, South Carolina 8:00am-2:00pm. Kick-off to Summerfest Friday evening August 24th features “Flashback” from 5:30pm to 9:30pm food and a beer garden available for purchase.

Summerfest, showcases the White Rose City's rich heritage and unmistakable charm, will once again expect to draw over 43,000 visitors. Although Summerfest is typically in the midst of the late summer weather, it still celebrates that wonderful time of year when we get ready to say good bye to a season that is remarkable and memorable.

Dignitaries from the City of York, York County, South Carolina General Assembly, and the president of the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, open Summerfest on the York County Courthouse steps with music provided by the York Comprehensive High School Choir. Summerfest has many activities and events that are guaranteed to satisfy a wide range of interests. The main attraction has been its craft/ art show, which brings artisans and craft designers from various parts of the Southeast and features an array of hand-made crafts, a variety of foods and several featured attractions within easy walking distance.

The Summerfest Classic Car Show is one of the largest in the Southeast with over 200 cars of all makes and models and will be held on South Congress Street. Summerfest Children's Activities are from 9am until 1pm and include a coloring contest, face painting, the 4-H Petting Zoo, Little Blue Choo rides, and Monster Water Ball to name a few.

For the music lover, Summerfest will include two stages providing variety of music to please everyone. The Stages will be located at the Courthouse and the old Downtown Market where local favorites will play beach, rock country, and many ‘60’s, ‘70’s and 80’s classic record covers.

Sport fans will enjoy the annual Two-Man Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament; the moonlight bike ride, 10K, 5K, and Fun Run in support of local charities, and much more.

Healthy Heart Bash sponsored by Piedmont Medical Center, is set up near the center of downtown, featuring specific health information; Heart, Women, Seniors, The Inside Story, and Safe & Healthy Kids & Teens. It will also include advanced health screenings on site.

This year Summerfest will again have a variety of inflatables, for young children and the traditional rock wall climb, bungee jump and other exciting events to challenge older children’s mobility skills.

Summerfest kicks off with the Downtown Live Concert on the Friday evening 5:30pm to 9:30pm prior to the event featuring the Beach and Motown music of “Flashback”. In addition the visitors will be able to purchase food and attend the Beer Garden.

For more information call (800) 866-5200 or visit


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