Winters Main Street will again be shaking with excitement as the 23rd annual Winters Earthquake Street Festival takes place from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.
Food and craft booths will line Main and East Main streets along with a line-up of entertainment on the stage. The event kicks off with free entertainment and activities at 5 p.m. and a street dance with the Time Bandits rocking the stage from 8 to 11 p.m. Also scheduled to appear are street magician John Fredricks, country-blues band Smokehouse Reunion and country singer John Jordan.
This annual event is sponsored by the Winters Chamber of Commerce, and is free of charge. The festival is a fundraiser for the Chamber.
The Earthquake Street Festival started April 1992 as a centennial celebration of the rebuilding of the downtown following a devastating earthquake in April 1892. Winters residents John Pickerel, owner of The Buckhorn, and Charley Wallace, publisher of the Winters Express, began the original festival, which later was taken over by the Chamber of Commerce in subsequent years and moved to August to avoid competing with Youth Day.
For more information or to sign up for booth space, call Chamber executive director Sheri Neal at 530-795-2329.