The community of Castle Dale would like to invite everyone out for the 1st Annual Summer Sidewalk Jamboree on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6. This will be the first time for the event and organizers are hoping this will become an annual event each year in conjunction with the Castle Valley Pageant.

Amanda Leonard, one of the organizers spoke about the creation of event, “The Emery County Business Chamber wanted to have an event during the Castle Valley Pageant to take advantage of all of the people that are going to be coming into the area and give our community a chance to have something to do and a place for people to shop local. All of this is going to take place at the Castle Dale Recreation Center and City Pavilion.”

Friday and Saturday will kick off with booths and vendors in the park from 11:00 am till 7:00 pm and items such as crafts, food, candy, clothes and décor will be sold. There will also be kids activities such as story time, kids games, sidewalk chalk art contest and a booth scavenger hunt.

Naturally Inspired will host a Fashion Show at noon for visitors to enjoy. A Fashion Frenzy activity will begin at 12:30 pm for all girls/women to come get their nails and hair done, maybe purchase an outfit and accessories to get an opportunity to walk the runway and get their picture taken with Miss Emery Royalty.

The Lamb Fry will begin at 5:00 pm on both days with live entertainment such as square dancing and a Jay Frandsen Tribute Concert followed by the Castle Valley Pageant at 7:00 pm which is held at the natural amphitheater overlooking scenic Castle Dale.

Saturday events will begin early with the 5K at 6:30 am, sponsored by the Emery High School Cheerleaders. Breakfast in the Park will be served by the EHS Drill Team at 8:30 am.

JN Auto and Mr. Automotive will be hosting a Slow Drag Race from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Main Street. “The Slow Drag Race is only about a block long, and you have so many feet where you can accelerate and then you have to put your car in neutral and coast to the finish line and the last car to the finish line wins,” said Leonard. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license to participate and can register online.

There will be a cornhole, horseshoe and sand volleyball tournament held during the afternoon for visitors to enjoy.

Individuals can register online for the Summer Sidewalk Jamboree events as Leonard explains, “It is also follow the Emery County Business Chamber Facebook page where we got individuals flyers for most of the events and the schedule is on there also.”