Matthews BeachFest continues Saturday

Matthews BeachFest continues Saturday


by MEGHAN DANAHEY / First Warn Storm Team

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 28 at 8:25 AM

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- The Town of Matthews invites you to "come stick your toes in the sand!"

You and your family can join the fun & festivities at BeachFest Matthews!

You'll find the best of the beach and boardwalk right in the middle of Matthews, with great beach music, shag dancing, rides and amusements, boardwalk-style food vendors, a sand volleyball tournament, a cornhole tournament, and much more!

The BeachFest Arts & Crafts show, sponsored by the Matthews Chamber, will be held on Saturday.

There is a great musical lineup for the two days: The Fantastic Shakers and Ken Knox & The Company on Friday night, and The Band of Gold, The Extraordinaires, and the excitement of The Tams on Saturday!

Join area clubs, experts, and instructors and learn to SHAG—the dance made famous at the beaches of the Carolinas! Watch demonstrations by the area’s best shaggers and give it a try!

Check out the many services represented on Sponsor Row! BeachFest Matthews would not be possible without our incredible sponsors, and they bring a wealth of special deals, promotions, information, and products to the Festival.

The Sandy Feet 5K kicks off at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and the Fun Run is at 8:15 a.m. The 2-on-2 Sand Volleyball Tournament starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. The Kids Craft Pavillion is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the Arts and Crafts Show will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Cornhole Tournament begins at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday on the Main Stage:

10-30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - DJ Darryl Elkins (Beach and Oldies)

3-5:00 p.m. - Band of Gold

5-5:30 p.m. - Shag Demonstration

5:30-7:30 p.m. - The Extraordinaires

7:30-8:00 p.m. - Shag Demonstration

8-10:00 p.m. - The Tams

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