Sumerfest co-founders Bobbi McCracken, left, and Bette Worth take in the event with festive western-themed costumes Saturday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Sumerfest co-founders Bobbi McCracken, left, and Bette Worth take in the event with festive western-themed costumes Saturday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Summer fun in downtown Aberdeen

  • Sat Aug 17th, 2019 1:46pm
  • News

The aroma of barbecue filled the air in downtown Aberdeen during Summerfest on Saturday.

Summerfest featured a western theme this year, complete with country music, cowboy outfits and a barbecue cook-off to attract visitors.

Younger attendees also had activities to participate in including corn-hole, a hula hoop competition and a chance to use a real firehose with the Aberdeen Fire Department.

Summerfest co-founder Bobbi McCracken said the event highlights Aberdeen’s unique features.

“It’s an event to draw people downtown and see what Aberdeen has to offer. We have barbecuers, vendors, games and lots of fun going on,” she said.

 

Chad Larson, left, and Matt Miller, right, prepare to cook ribs with charcoal at Summerfest. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Chad Larson, left, and Matt Miller, right, prepare to cook ribs with charcoal at Summerfest. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson takes some food off the grill at Summerfest on Saturday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson takes some food off the grill at Summerfest on Saturday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Mark Starks prepares food at Summerfest on Saturday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Mark Starks prepares food at Summerfest on Saturday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

County Commissioner Randy Ross plays a game at Summerfest.

County Commissioner Randy Ross plays a game at Summerfest.

Emmalynn gets her chance to use a firehose from of fire truck from the Aberdeen Fire Department at Summerfest on Saturday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)

Emmalynn gets her chance to use a firehose from of fire truck from the Aberdeen Fire Department at Summerfest on Saturday. (Hasani Grayson | Grays Harbor News Group)