Seymour Skyburst first of its kind in area
On July 3, thousands of revelers seeking to celebrate Independence Day will flock to the site of the former Seymour Flea Market for the third annual Seymour Skyburst, the first and largest ever event of its kind in Seymour. But event organizers still seek help to prepare the site.
“We’re holding a clean-up for the site at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, June 26,” said Michele Karl, co-publisher of The Herald Newspapers. “Anyone who would like to help is welcome to come and give us a hand getting ready for Seymour’s big party.”
Scheduled to appear are a host of displays, vendors, games, and attractions for young and old alike.
Highlighting the event will be a live remote broadcast from WIVK-FM.
Currently slated for the day’s festivities are displays ranging from mobile homes and RVs to custom motorcycles and racecars.
The first 1000 attendees when the event opens at 6 p.m. will get a free flag from Tennessee State Bank. Children entering the patriotic coloring contest will each receive a child’s buffet free from Mr. Gatti’s, and winners of the contest will get gift cards good for the arcade there.
Also given away throughout the day will be free gift cards good for $100 each at any of The Collier Restaurant Group’s fine eating establishments.
“Once again the people of Seymour have astounded us with their enthusiasm for this event,” said David Grimes, Managing Editor of the Herald Newspapers. “Every year we come before the citizens and businesses of Seymour with a request that they participate, and every year more and more people are inspired by the event.”
The event has been moved this year from the Seymour Community Park, where it was held the previous two years, due to a resurfacing effort there.
“The truth is, we had really outgrown the other facility,” Grimes said, “and wanted to make sure that we had enough room for everyone who wanted to attend this incredible show.”
In addition to the displays and door prizes, there will be constant onstage entertainment, booths set up by area vendors, and tons of activities for the kids.
A limited number of spots are still open for vendors who wish to participate in Seymour’s largest annual party.