From 13th Annual City of Shady Cove Spam Festival Website:Feeling Lucky???
Then don't miss the fun on June 29, 2013
Welcome to the 13th Annual City of Shady Cove SPAM Festival. If you are "FEELING LUCKY", then you won't want to miss this years Theme. More Prizes and fun will be had by all!
This year's event will take place on the Famous Rogue River at the Jackson County's Upper Rogue Regional Park, located on Rogue River Dr., Shady Cove. Make sure that you mark you calendar for JUNE 29th to come and play for the day. Bring your lawn chairs to spend the entire day. You'll be glad that you did. There is no admission fee. The event will run from 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
Our sponsor this year is the URCC and they will once again be having their Famous Rubber Ducky Race on the banks of the Rogue River. To purchase your duck ahead of time, please contact the URCC at: 541-878-2702
Enjoy SPAMBURGER hamburgers, hot dogs, Teriyaki SPAM Kabobs, hamburgers, live music with two GREAT FREE bands, Diamonds and Denim and Renegade Band, vendor booths scattered throughout the park, FREE Kid's Carnival...and they even win prizes, FREE Watermelon Eating Contest, and FREE Pie Eating contest, and much, much more! Enjoy the ODFW Fish Exhibit, this is a really big hit with all ages...Jackson County Sheriffs Dept. will be holding there Public Safety Day at this event with a Child ID Booth set-up.
This is truly a Family Event and something for everyone to do. You won't want to go home, and we know that we will see you back next year!
Throughout the years, festivals have always been a great way of bringing people together....and also play an important part of building a community. The history of the SPAM products dates back to 1937, and was a culture icon in the 40's. During World War II, sales of SPAM luncheon meat soared. In part because it requires no refrigeration, SPAM products were perfect for the military and became a standard K-ration for U.S. soldiers.
Today, you can visit the SPAM Museum at 1101 N. Main Street, Austin, Minnesota and also go to the office Website at: www.spam.com. Shady Cove has been known for one-day of celebrating this tradition, along with many other cities across the USA.
Our event is comprised of all volunteers. Our mission is to give back to the community youth groups and for 4 years now, we have been able to do this. Last year, we gave back to 3 local youth groups from a portion of our net proceeds. If you would like to volunteer, we would love to have you.