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Summerfest brings music, food and fun to York

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    Daisy Mullis visits with a Holstein dairy heifer at the 4-H Livestock Petting Zoo at last year’s Summerfest.
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    Caleb Craig, 7, flips on a trampoline at last year’s Summerfest.
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    Water ball will be one of the many activities for kids at the 31st Annual Summerfest in York on Saturday.

YORK Summerfest – York’s annual homage to summer – begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown York, with music, children’s activities, a car show, road races, an antiques show, food and craft vendors.

A new attraction this year will a Monster Energy BMX team, which is scheduled to give four 25-minute performances throughout the day.

Children’s activities include robotics demonstrations by local students, a petting zoo, train rides and water ball – in which kids are zipped into a plastic ball and roll around on 24 inches of water.

Live music will be on four stages throughout the day and into the evening:

•  Congress Street ( Whiteside’s Cleaners parking lot) – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Local dance groups and martial arts teams, Zumba performers, gymnastic teams, drama team and solo acts. 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Pocketful of Strange, a four-piece group playing rhythm & blues, funk, soul and classic rock.

•  Car Show ( Agriculture building) – 9:30-11 a.m.: John Fitzgerald McGill, solo guitar. Noon-3:30 p.m.: Project Salt, five-piece rhythm and blues and classic rock.

•  Market ( Victory Lane and North Congress Street) – 9:30-11 a.m.: Euphonious Ensemble, acoustic eclectic Americana. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Oneppo Brothers acoustic duo, blues and classic rock. 2-4 p.m.: ’flicted, 1980s classic rock.

•  Sylvia ( Sylvia Theater) – 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Country Showdown, featuring singers competing for cash/prizes and an opportunity to compete in the national talent search.

Can’t wait until Saturday?

The band Flash Back will perform beach and Motown hits at the Summerfest kickoff concert from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Whiteside’s Cleaners parking lot.

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