Sherman -- Ready to start shopping for the holidays? Want to hear a variety of live music? Enjoy watching talented woodcarvers at work? Then don't miss Sherman Arts Festival this weekend. Events include a Judged Art Show & Sale for ages 18 and up, Youth Art Show, Woodcarving Show & Sale; 5K, 10K and Fun Run, continual live music, Pumpkin Patch, Pancake Breakfast, Used Book Sale, Museum Tours and T-shirt Painting for kids. More than 100 Arts & Craft vendors are expected to attend.
Texoma Woodcarvers will raffle off Noah's Ark Carving Collection and Noah's Ark Carved Cross with all proceeds to benefit Grand Central Station which provides free noon meals for the needy. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and available anytime from any TWG Woodcarver or at the Festival. The drawing will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21.
There will also be a 5K, 10K and mini K fun run the morning of September 21, 2013. The Earl Bird fee for the 5K and 10K is $25 until September 12, with the first 100 to register for the 5K and 10K receiving CoolMax shirts. The racers will be divided into age groups and cash awards will go to the top runners in the 5K and 10K.
Please go to Active.com to register for 2013 online.
Nonstop live music will be performed outdoors on the Oliver Dewey Mayor Gazebo Stage.
The Sherman Art League Show & Sale from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The sale, held in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom, 405 N. Rusk, is open to public and admission free.
Texoma Woodcarver’s Demos and Show are scheduled for Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Woodcarving demonstrations are planned for 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Start your day with the annual Pancake Breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. in the courtyard of First United Methodist Church. Carry-out orders are welcome.
Registration for the Teddy Bear Parade is scheduled for 8:45 to 9:00 a.m. in front of Honey McGee Playhouse, located behind (west of) the Finley Theatre Playhouse on 313 W. Mulberry Street. There will be a judged contest for bears belonging to children aged 0 - 13, with awards, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for these age categories: 0- 5 years old, 6 -10 years old and 11 - 13 years old. Children 0-5 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.
Sherman Arts Festival Schedule
Wednesday, Sept. 18
10:00AM-4:30PMYouth Art entries at the Kidd-Key Auditorium Lobby, 400 N. Elm
Thursday, Sept. 19
8:30 – 12:00 pm Woodcarving Show entries accepted – Sherman Municipal
10:30 – 2:30 pm Sherman Art League Show entries accepted – Municipal Ballroom
1:00 -- 4:00 Woodcarving Show Judging – Municipal Ballroom
7:00 pm Sherman Art League Show Reception
with commentary on award-winning work – open to the public, free
Friday, Sept. 20
9 – 5 pm Texoma Woodcarver’s Demos and Show. Sherman Art League Show & Sale from 11- 5pm. Sale open to public, Sherman Municipal Ballroom, 405 N. Rusk, admission free; woodcarving demonstration at 10 am and 2pm
Noon – 5 early set-up for Art & Crafts Vendors
Saturday, Sept. 21
7 am Pancake Breakfast – First Methodist Courtyard. Sherman Education
Foundation Race Registration & Packet Pick-up
8 am – 9:30 Sherman Education Foundation 5K and 10K Runs
8 – 4 pm Book Sale – Friends of the Library sale of the season
at the Sherman Public Library, 421 N. Travis
8:45 - 9 am Register for Teddy Bear Parade, in the lobby of Honey
McGee Playhouse, 313 W. Mulberry, sponsored by Altrusa
International of Sherman
9 am MINI-K Fun Run Start.
9 am Welcome by Mayor as the SHS Marching Band says
GOOD MORNING, SHERMAN, TEXAS!
9 – 5 Art Shows open – Sherman Art League and Woodcarving Demos, Shows & Sales in the Municipal
Ballroom. Youth Art opens in Kidd Key Auditorium lobby
Arts & Craft Vendors open for business – shop ‘til you drop for gifts, plants, jewelry, what not
Food Vendors open Feast on festival fast food! Eat, drink and enjoy the cool shade in our Food Pavilion!
Kids’ Alley opens – bunches of fun, some ticketed, some free! Free T-shirt painting! Make-and-Take Art!
Bounce House! Make-and-take craft for kids, free, plus Candy land. Municipal Building Lawn
9:30 – 10:00 Teddy Bear Parade. Starts in front of Honey McGee Playhouse
10:00 – 10:30 SISD Orchestra – ODM Gazebo
10:00 - 12:00 Soap Carving for Children in front of Kidd Key Auditorium
10:30 - 11:00 Sherman Symphony Ensemble – ODM Gazebo
Nautilus - Exhibition Stage
11:00 – 11:30 High School Choir, ODM Gazebo
Maxwell’s Tae Kwon Do Exhibition Stage
11:00 - 12:00 I’m Herbert Finley Theater
11:30 -- 12:00 Children's Chorus of Greater North Texas, ODM Gazebo
SHS Hi-Steppers Exhibition Stage
12:00 – 12:30 Texoma Chordringers, ODM Gazebo
Nautilus Exhibition Stage
12:30 – 1:00 North Texas Concert Chorale, ODM Gazebo
Maxwell’s Tae Kwon Do Exhibition Stage
1:00 - 1:30 Cannonball Clappers Exhibition Stage
1:00 -- 2:00 Country Road Band, ODM Gazebo
I’m Herbert Finley Theater.
Youth Art judged at 1:00 pm in lobby of Kidd Key Auditorium.
Youth Art show closes at 2:00 pm.
2:00 - 2:30 Tai Chi Exhibition Stage
2:00 –- 3:00 Woodcarving demo, Municipal Ballroom
The Pathfinders Quartet (Gospel Music) ODM Gazebop
2:30 - 3:00 Maxwell’s Tae Kwon Do Exhibition Stage
3:00 ----3:30 SHS Cheer Booster Club Exhibition Stage
3:00 –--4:00 The Napper Sisters (Bluegrass), ODM Gazebo
3:30 --- 4:00 Dance Explostion Exhibition Stage
4:00 –--5:00 E Flat Porch Band (Country Folk and Blues) ODM Gazebo
4 pm Choo Choo Soul Kidd Key Auditorium
5 pm Art shows & outdoor festival closes