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Mayfest takes over Strasburg
Strasburg’s Mayfest is in full swing!
The action kicked off yesterday with the festival’s marquee events scheduled for today.
The fun starts with a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and continues at 10 am with the start of the GUI ESports event and the opening of the Kids Zone and vendor areas.
Live music will be playing all day on the Square starting with DJ Tony Knave followed by Souled Out at 7 pm.
The Duck Race starts at 2 pm at the Pavilion.
The Parade will follow at 4 pm and follow King Street between N Massanutten and Capon Street.
Some new additions for this year’s Mayfest include hot dog and cupcake eating contests as well as free shuttles to additional parking at Strasburg High School.
Mayfest announces new parade categories
The Town of Strasburg prepares for this year’s Mayfest with the announcement of some new awards up for grabs during the parade.
The new parade categories for 2023 include Best Appearing Fire/EMS apparatus, Business entry, Organization entry, Antique Vehicle, and Best Youth Group.
The parade begins at 4 pm with the winners of each category announced at an award presentation at 6 pm at the Strasburg Square.
Winners will receive a commemorative plaque for their category.
The parade route follows King Street beginning at the Dunkin Donuts and concluding at Massanutten Street and will last about 30 minutes.
To get your group entered into the parade, contact Wendy Williams at 703-853-8729 or put in an application online by clicking here.
Other marquee events planned for this year’s Mayfest include Heels, Hops and Bowties kickoff event on May 12th, live music, the Ole Timers Baseball game, and new for this year, GUI Esports events hosted at the Bright Box each day of the festival.
Mayfest returns to Strasburg
It is Mayfest once again in Strasburg!
The festivities got started yesterday with the Heels and Hops luncheon and music in the Strasburg Square.
Today will feature some of the marquis events like the Duck Race at 1 pm and the parade at 4 pm.
This year has some improvements as well like the free kids zone and nearly double the vendors.
The Strasburg Square and Emporium will have live music starting at 11 am with Souled Out taking the stage at 6:30 pm.
Sunday will cap things off with the Ole Timers baseball game at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Strasburg held Mayfest this past weekend
Strasburg decided to hold Mayfest this past weekend amid the other celebrations.
The celebration brought hundreds of people into the town to enjoy live bands, exhibits and parade.
The event was canceled twice last year and postponed this year.
Mayfest was not just postponed but instead of the usual three day event it was held over two days.
The last day was reserved for the July 4 celebrations.
The changes did not dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm or the festivities.
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