Independence Day & 5k Firecracker Run


2018’s Independence Day Activities: We’re celebrating in style!

The Reedville Fourth of July Committee is once again hard at work preparing for the annual Reedville Independence Day Celebration. This 2-day event is fun for children of all ages!  On Saturday, July 7th, rain or shine, the Celebration will begin with the 15th Annual Firecracker 5K Fun Run/Walk followed by kids’ games at the Museum at 10am, cruises on the Claud W. Somers, music by Russ at the gazebo, the annual Hometown Parade on Main Street at 3 pm and FIREWORKS over Cockrell’s Creek at 9pm! On Sunday the 8th, the Patriotic music performance will be held at 3pm at Festival Halle. See below for more information on all events:

 

Schedule * Firecracker 5k Run Information * Sponsorship Opportunities * Vendor Area

Saturday, July 7th Schedule:

  • 8:00 am – Firecracker 5K Fun Run/Walk.  Race starts at 8am at Festival Halle!
  • 9:30 am – Patriotic Bake Sale + T-shirt and Hoodie Sale!  Located in Old Fellowship Hall at Bethany United Methodist Church (next store to the Museum). Hosted by the Rebekah Circle of Bethany Methodist Church
  • 10:00 am – Family Activities (free), food, and great music at the RFM campus from 10am-1pm
    • Schedule for Kids Events: 10:00-12:00pm (times subject to change)
      • 10-12:00pm: Boats in the Water (build your own toy sailboat)
      • 10-12:00pm: Tattoos (don’t worry, they wash off – eventually)
      • 10-12:00pm: Face Painting
      • 10-12:00pm: Hula hoops; bean-bag toss
      • 10-12:00pm: Hands-on Craft: Make a dolphin key ring & Children are Invited to Paint a Children’s Mural
      • 10:30-11:30am: Sack Races
      • 11-12:00pm: Pie Eating Contest
      • 11:30-12:00pm: Egg Toss
      • 12-12:30pm: Firetruck Hose Down
    • Northern Neck Model Train Schedule – the trains will be running from 10am to 3pm in the Pendleton Building!!
  • 11:00-1:00pm: Concessions Open – soft drinks, hot dogs, and snacks will be available
  • 3:00 pm – 4th of July Main Street Parade
  • 3:00 pm – during the parade: ice cream treats for sale at the front gate of the Butler House (.25 – .50 each)
  • 9:15 pm – Fireworks on Cockrell Creek

Sunday, July 8th Schedule

  • 3:00pm: Patriotic Concert at Festival Halle

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Firecracker 5K Fun Run/Walk

Join us this year for the annual 5k Firecracker Fun Run/Walk on historic Main Street! This flat course begins at Festival Halle and will finish by winding through the beautiful back streets of town.  Free tee shirts will be available to the first 300 runners, so sign up today!  

Click on the following link to print the registration form: 5k Registration Form – 2018

 

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

Every year, the annual Independence Day Celebration attracts hundreds of families and friends to Reedville for a full day of fun activities, events, food, a parade for all to enjoy and brilliant fireworks over Cockrell’s Creek. Being a sponsor at this event will help you promote your business to all our visitors and support the community’s efforts to host a wonderful event. Please consider being a partner with the Greater Reedville Association for the 2018 celebration – We need your generous support to help bring this special community event together in Northumberland County.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

  • Event Sponsor: $50
    • Certificate of Appreciation
    • Company Logo on 5k tee shirt
  • Bronze Sponsorship: $100+
    • Certificate of Appreciation
    • Company Logo on 5k tee shirt
    • Company Logo on Event Banner
  • Silver Sponsorship: $250+
    • Certificate of Appreciation
    • Company Logo on 5k tee shirt
    • Company Logo on Event Banner
    • Pre and Post-Event Marketing Recognition
    • Company Logo as an event sponsor on the RFM website event page
  • Gold Sponsorship: $500+
    • Certificate of Appreciation
    • Company Logo on 5k tee shirt
    • Company Logo on Event Banner
    • Pre and Post-Event Marketing Recognition
    • Company Logo as an event sponsor on the RFM website event page and Facebook page
    • Free Vendor table in the Vendor/Artisan Market Area
  • Premier Sponsorship: $1,000 & Above
    • Certificate of Appreciation
    • Company Logo on 5k tee shirt
    • Company Logo on Event Banner
    • Pre and Post-Event Marketing Recognition
    • Company Logo as an event sponsor on the RFM website event page and Facebook page
    • Free Vendor table in the Vendor/Artisan Market Area
    • Company logo as event sponsor in radio & newspaper ads

To sign up for your sponsorship, click the following link: 2018 RFM Sponsorship Form

Special thanks to our Event sponsors:

Omega Protein – Premier Level

Atlantic Broadband – Gold Level

Nature Works, Inc., Jennings Boatyard, Main St Design Co, Reedville Marina, Ingram Bay Homes – Silver Level

 

Vendor’s Market Area – Space is Available!

The Vendor’s Market Arena is scheduled to begin at 10:00am Saturday morning and will conclude after the infamous Hometown Parade down Main Street. Each area consists of a 12X12 lawn space in front of the parsonage next to Bethany United Methodist Church on Main Street.  Spaces will be pre-assigned upon receipt of your application and check.  Please make your tax-deductible check payable to The Greater Reedville Association in the amount of $25.00 per space. Please include your email address.  Confirmation of your reservation will be returned by email.  This donation is not refundable.

Upon request only, pre-show set up will be available on Friday evening, July 6th.   We do not provide security and will not be responsible for items left overnight. Someone will be available Saturday morning beginning at 8:00am to help you find your space. Remember – Main Street will be closed Saturday morning for the 5k Fun Run and will not reopen until 10am so come early if you need to setup on Saturday morning!  Vendors are responsible for bringing all necessary materials for set up including tables and chairs. Vendors are also responsible for cleaning their space after the event.  For the safety of all, disassembly of sites will not be permitted until 4:00pm (after the Hometown Parade). Please call the Museum at (804) 453-6529 with questions.

Click on the following link to register for your vendor space: Reedville Vendor Registration Form 2018

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