8th annual Mayer Rising Festival held Saturday

The 8th annual Mayer Rising Community Festival returns to Mayer this Saturday, July 12.

All of the events will take place at the Old Schoolhouse Park and in the Mayer Community Center, located at 413 Bluejay Ave. The events will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude around 2 p.m.

One of the focal points of the day’s events will be the 5th annual Mayer Classic Car, Cycle, Truck and Tractor Show. This popular show has developed into one of the biggest car shows in the area. The car show has benefitted in recent years from not having much competition from other local shows being held during the same time, although that has changed in recent years. Despite having competition from other car shows last year, Mayer’s car show still included more than 185 vehicles, including 14 cycles and 32 tractors.

The car show will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with awards to be given at 1:30 p.m. There are no entry fees, all cars are welcome, and free car show gift bags will be given to the first 150 entries. A DJ will be playing music all day during the car show. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third-place entries in each class, as well as a Best in Show. Pre-registration is available at www.mayercarshow.com.

In case tires and transmissions aren’t your style, Mayer’s 3rd annual indoor craft sale will also be held at Mayer’s Rising Community Festival.

“This is a pretty big event for Mayer,” said Krista Goedel, who is the craft fair organizer. “We are expecting over 30 vendors this year.”

The craft fair will feature many home based businesses selling a wide variety of merchandise. Goedel also encourages local businesses to come and have booths as well. Contact Goedel at (952) 657-2827 for more information on the fair and available space. The craft fair will be located in the Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mayer Rising Community festival will also include lots of food and music, a kids Pedal Pull, a jumping castle, and other exciting activities for the kids.

In addition to the car show and the craft fair, PlayBall!, Minnesota Twins Baseball Clinic will be held from 9-noon during the festival. The Mayer Blazers will also play the Winsted Wildcats in the Beef Saturday game at 3 p.m. in Mayer. There will also be a meat raffle, where there will be drawings for meat and other prizes.