Kickin’ Summer Bash set for June 14-15, 2019

Kickin’ Summer Bash kicks off the summer festival season in Meigs County. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

Kickin’ Summer Bash set for June 14-15, 2019

POMEROY, Ohio – With summer comes the kick off to festival season in the county and starting it all off once again is Kickin Summer Bash.

On June 14-15 at the riverfront parking lot, the festivities begin with a “Cruise In” Car Show. Anything on wheels is invited to come, including motorcycles. Prizes and trophies will be awarded. Rockin’ Reggie will be spinning the tunes from 4-7 p.m. Friday night’s entertainment includes Devin Henry at 7 p.m., Nick Michael & Susan Page Orchestra at 8 p.m., and well-known Blitzkrieg from 9-11 p.m.

The Tribute to Truckers will once again take place during Kickin’ Summer Bash. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

Saturday’s festivities will include bounce houses for the kids, face painting, treasure hunt, scavenger hunt, and a chalk drawing contest. Each child who attends will receive a bookmark from Texas Roadhouse with a free meal coupon. Saturday will also include the annual Tribute to the Truckers. Cash prizes and goodies awarded to truckers who attend and share their ride. Again, Rockin’ Reggie will be spinning the “trucker road songs” and a good mix of tunes.

Bounce houses will be available for the kids at Kickin’ Summer Bash. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

Saturday evening entertainment includes Brent Patterson at 7 p.m. and Next Level at 9 p.m. In between, you can enjoy the boat parade with prize money awarded to the best decorated boat. This year’s theme is the Bicentennial theme, to go along with the celebration of 200 years of Meigs County.

The festival was started in 2010 to take advantage of one of Meigs County’s best assets including the river, and kicking in the summer season with activities, entertainment and more. This festival was created to give back to the community. There is no charge for any of the activities for the kids. It’s all free, because of sponsors.