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Sip & Stroll

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We’re excited for our third annual Sip & Stroll event!  This year we have even more businesses participating.  Stay tuned for a detailed list and information for childcare services that will be provided by York Parks and Recreation and Kilgore Memorial Library.  There are several locations taking part for this year’s event.  Thanks to J & R Heating, there will be a trolley on hand to assist “sippers” to get to the far reaches of the strolling area.  Chances R will once again offer a special meal for participants to enjoy.  (The price of the meal is not included with your ticket.)  As the event has grown, we have had area wineries reach out to us to participate.  The wineries will be set up at our local shops providing the samplings.  Joining us this year is Mac’s Creek Winery, Milletta Vista Winery, and Whispering Winds Winery.  Come enjoy and evening with your friends/family while exploring what York has to offer.

Sip & Stroll Ticket: (Advance Tickets are $12)




Child Care Ticket for Sip & Stroll: (Cost is $5 per child with the purchase of at least 1 Sip & Stroll Ticket)




A list of the participating businesses as of 4/5/19 are:

104.9 Max Country/Kool 103.5
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
Angie Murray-Pate & Associates LLC (American Family Insurance)
Baer Furniture
Brandon Meyer Farm Bureau Financial Services
Carquest Auto Parts (Slack Auto Supply)
Chances ‘R’ Restaurant & Lounge
Child Advocacy Center at American Family Insurance
Crossroads Awards
Eakes Office Solutions
Edward Jones Financial/Walter Byrne
Ginny’s Hallmark Shop
Grand Central Foods
H & R Block
Harlow Homes
Holliday Inn Express & Suites at Kirbys School of Dance
J & R Heating & Air Conditioning
Jones Insurance Agency, Inc.
Kirtsey’s Clothing & Gift Boutique
Little Cubs Daycare and Learning Center
Liv Lux Esthetics
McCormicks Heating and Air Conditioning
McNeill Floral Co.
Mid America Vision Center
Mr Dukes Mecantile
Nebraska Home Sales
Nebraska Medical Mart
Once Upon A Dream
Penner’s Tire & Auto Tire Pros
Peterson’s Petal Company
Pieper Plumbing
Renegades Antiques & Uniques
Renewable Relics
Sun Theatre
Svehla Law Offices
The Hair Benders
The Personal Touch
The Quilt Basket
The Trading Post
Towne House Salon
Triple Crown Boutique
Upper Big Blue NRD at Nebraska Medical Mart
Valentino’s Pizza
Wagner Decorating/Isaiah’s Toy Box
Waterstone Mortgage
York Boot & Repair, Inc
York Dental Associates
York Elks Lodge
York Jewelry
Yorkshire Playhouse

Firecracker Frenzy

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Before we know it the days of summer will be here and Firecracker Frenzy will light up the sky July 3rd at the York County Fairgrounds! Make your plans to join the York community for this family-friendly event as we celebrate our country’s independence.

YORKFEST T-shirt

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2018 Yorkfest Car Show

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  • Car Show is Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 - 12 at Mogul's, 924 N Grant Ave

  • In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I waive and release any and all rights and claims against the York Area Chamber of Commerce, the sponsors of the event, and event officials for any injuries suffered by me and/or my child in connection with this event.
  • Type your name as your signature

Yorkfest Skate Party

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YORKFEST SKATE CONTEST

Saturday, September 9, 2017

At the York Skate Park in Harrison Park

Sign In:           1:30 PM

Contest:           2:00 PM

There is NO entry fee!!!

2018 Yorkfest Skate Contest

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  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 At the York Skate Park in Harrison Park

    YORKFEST SKATE CONTEST Sign In: 1:30 PM Contest: 2:00 PM There is NO entry fee!!!
  • (Participants 18 and under are minors and are REQUIRED to have a parent's signature)

  • In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I waive and release any and all rights and claims against the York Area Chamber of Commerce, the sponsors of the event, and event officials for any injuries suffered by me and/or my child in connection with this event. I further certify I and/or my child are in good enough physical condition to participate in this event.
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Yorkfest Hospital Bed Races

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Thursday, September 7

5:00-8:00 p.m.

North side of Courthouse Square

sponsored by York General

The famous Hospital Bed Races are back! The long awaited tradition returns again to this year’s Yorkfest. Teams of 5 members, (1 rider, and 4 pushers or ‘runners’) will compete against each other on our out and back course. The racing beds will be provided.

General Information:

  • A team consists of 5 members; 1 rider, who must ride on the bed for the entire race, and 4 pushers or ‘runners’. No person may be a member of more than one team. Winning team will be determined by best time.
  • You must have a runner on each corner of the bed with at least one hand on bed at all times while running the course. Your team will receive a 10 second penalty if you fail to comply – keep your team together. All members of the team must have at least one hand on the bed when you cross the finish line or your team will be disqualified.
  • Pushers will push the bed down the street to the turn around. At the point of turn around the rider will jump off the bed and perform a designated superhero ‘skill’. After skill is completed rider will jump back on the bed and team will navigate back to the starting point. Bed must be positioned in the designated area at the end of the race.
  • Runners are responsible for stopping beds and maintaining an overall safe operation of propelling the bed along a pylon marked street course. Unsafe operation of the bed may be cause for disqualification. Bed must be pushed foot first.
  • The bed & all team members must stay in their lane for the entire race. Team members can not interfere with opponents in any way during the race.
  • Decisions made by event staff are final. No ifs, ands, or buts!
  • Theme or costume attire is strongly encouraged and there will be awards for the best costumes. Keep it in good taste — children will be at this event.
  • Event staff reserve the right to disqualify or remove, at its discretion, any team whose costumes are deemed inappropriate or defies the spirit of this community event.
  • All runners should wear athletic shoes suitable for street running.
  • All bed racers must sign the Waiver of Liability.
  • Entry Fee $25.00 per team. Make checks payable to: York Chamber of Commerce
  • Return completed form and entry fee to: Hospital Bed Race at Yorkfest, c/o Chamber of Commerce, 603 N Lincoln Avenue, York, NE 68467

SPACE IS LIMITED, ENTER EARLY.

2018 Yorkfest Hospital Bed Races

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  • Teams of 5 members, (1 rider, and 4 pushers or ‘runners’) will compete against each other on our out and back course. The racing beds will be provided. General Information: • A team consists of 5 members; 1 rider, who must ride on the bed for the entire race, and 4 pushers or ‘runners’. No person may be a member of more than one team. Winning team will be determined by best time. • You must have a runner on each corner of the bed with at least one hand on bed at all times while running the course. Your team will receive a 10 second penalty if you fail to comply - keep your team together. All members of the team must have at least one hand on the bed when you cross the finish line or your team will be disqualified. • Pushers will push the bed down the street to the turn around. At the point of turn around the rider will jump off the bed and perform a designated ‘skill’. After skill is completed rider will jump back on the bed and team will navigate back to the starting point. Bed must be positioned in the designated area at the end of the race. • Runners are responsible for stopping beds and maintaining an overall safe operation of propelling the bed along a pylon marked street course. Unsafe operation of the bed may be cause for disqualification. Bed must be pushed foot first. • The bed & all team members must stay in their lane for the entire race. Team members can not interfere with opponents in any way during the race. • Decisions made by event staff are final. No ifs, ands, or buts! • Theme or costume attire is strongly encouraged and there will be awards for the best costumes. Keep it in good taste -- children will be at this event. • Event staff reserve the right to disqualify or remove, at its discretion, any team whose costumes are deemed inappropriate or defies the spirit of this community event. • All runners should wear athletic shoes suitable for
    If a middle schooler or high schooler, you must be a current student for the fall semester of 2018/2019.
  • Price: $25.00
    Entry Fee: $25 per team. The race has a limited number of spots available. First come, first serve.
  • Team Members

    Team Members - All Team members must sign. If team members are below the age of 18, a parent must also sign.
  • Team Info

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  • Teammate 5

  • Bed Race Waiver of Liability - PLEASE READ This must be signed by all those participating in the event. In consideration of the acceptance of my application/entry form for the bed race, I hereby release all associated groups, sponsors, volunteers, Hospital Bed Race Committee, the City of York, York Area Chamber of Commerce, and any person, company, or organizations officially or unofficially connected with this competition, from all liability for any injuries or damages whatsoever arising from this competition.
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York First United Methodist Church “HUMAN” tractor pull

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Check in at Noon, Pulling starts at 12:30PM Between 7th & 8th Street on Nebraska Ave A team of 4 people, using 2 ropes will pull a FARMALL “H” tractor 100 feet. The fastest time wins. A team can enter as many times as they want to improve their time. For a team to enter more than once they will need to switch out 1 member and pay the entry fee again. There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes for the winners of each division. Teams will be divided into Men, Women, and Youth 10-13 years or 14-17 years. Limited to the first 50 teams in each division. Pre-Registrations will be accepted until September 1st with an entry fee of $40 per team, registrations day of the event will be accepted until Noon with an entry fee of $60 per team. Rules and Guidelines ~Each rope is 24 feet in length. ~The rope will be taped at 20ft. Any individual placing their hand or any part of their body within the 20 feet will be disqualified ~Ropes cannot be tied in a knot. ~The same person will be on the tractor for the entire completion. The tractor operator will serve as the safety official for the contest and can stop the contest at anytime. ~Electronic timers will be used. ~There will be a flag person to start and stop the completion. The flag person will serve as the judge. The Judge’s decision is final. ~Contestants are encouraged to wear protective gear, footwear, and gloves. ~Youth teams will be pulling a smaller tractor for their safety. The City of York, Yorkfest Committee, First United Methodist Church and volunteers for this event are not responsible for any and all accidents. Registrations are available at the York Chamber of Commerce, York First United Methodist Church, or you can print your own from www.yorkumc.com Mail or drop off entry forms & make checks payable to: York First United Methodist Church 309 East 7th St York NE 68467 M-F 9AM-4PM

2017 YORKFEST Parade Entry Form

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Saturday September 9th, 10:00 AM

Guidelines:

  • Walkers with a float entry must be able to maintain pace with the parade. If you feel your group will not be able to keep the pace, we ask that they be placed on a float.
  • Candy or promotional items cannot be thrown, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES; only handed to spectators.
  • If personal injury or physical damage occurs as a result of this type of activity, parade participants will be held personally liable. However, these items may be distributed by persons walking along with the parade route.
  • If you are caught throwing candy, you will forfeit future participation in the YORKFEST Parade.
  • The leader or driver must maintain ¼ block spacing behind the marching band ahead of them.
  • You may begin staging your float at 8:00 AM/Judging will be at 9:00 AM
  • All entries must enter the staging area from Delaware Avenue. No entries can enter from the North/South (side streets)
  • Chamber Ambassadors will be at the corners of the staging areas to assist you

2018 Yorkfest Parade Entry Form

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  • Parade is Saturday September 8th, 10:00 AM

  • Your entry information to be read by the announcer. Example: ABC Company is proud to be doing business in York...(Please do not write "we will have 2 cars in the parade" as this is indicated above.)
  • In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I waive and release any and all rights and claims against the York Area Chamber of Commerce, the sponsors of the event, and event officials for any injuries suffered by me and/or my child in connection with this event. I further certify I and/or my child are in good enough physical condition to participate in this event.
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Band Registration – Yorkfest Parade

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2018 Yorkfest Parade Band Registration

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  • In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I waive and release any and all rights and claims against the York Area Chamber of Commerce, the sponsors of the event, and event officials for any injuries suffered by me and/or my child in connection with this event. I further certify I and/or my child are in good enough physical condition to participate in this event.
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YORKFEST 1 Mile Fun Run

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Sign in 7:30 PM Race Begins at 8:35 PM at Harrison Park Registration includes t-shirt and limited glow accessories. Registration is $15.00 per runner or $13.00 per runner for groups of 5 or more (this covers postage to send t-shirt) MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR EACH RUNNER (if runners are at same address, you may indicate): First and Last Name, Complete Mailing address, Email, Gender, Date of Birth, Age the day of the race, T-Shirt size

Yorkfest 1 Mile Fun Run

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  • Price: $13.00 Quantity:
    Registration is $13.00 per runner.
  • Price: $10.00 Quantity:
    Registration is $10.00 per runner for groups of 5 or more.
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  • Teammate 3

  • Teammate 4

  • Teammate 5

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  • Teammate 7

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  • Teammate 10

  • STUDENTS: NOTE THAT YOUR PATICIPATION MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR ATHLETIC ELIGIBILTY WITH YOUR SCHOOL POLICIES. BE SURE AND RESEARCH THAT BEFORE PARTICIPATING. In consideration of you acceptance of this entry, I waive and release any and all rights and claims against York Area Chamber of Commerce, the sponsors of the event, and the road officials for any injuries suffered by me or my child in connection with this event. I further certify that my child and I are in good enough physical condition to participate in this event. THERE WILL BE STROBE LIGHTS IN USE THROUGHOUT THE RUN ROUTE.
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