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Sultan Shindig Is
July 03, 2017
(SULTAN, WA.) -- There was a big debate this year over changing the name of the Sultan Shindig to Sultan KneeDig or possibly Sultan Elbow Dig.
Sultan Shindig schedule of events. CLICK TO OPEN
You see shins were big back in the 1960's when somebody came up with the name but today in 2017, knees and elbows are all the rage.
Just kidding. Wanted to see if you were wide awake and alert. So here's the deal. It's that time of year again when the Sky Valley festivals (plural) roll around and the first festival gig on tap this year is the venerable Sultan Shindig.
It takes place in lovely downtown Sultan July 7, 8 and 9 just a stone's throw from the historic Sultan river and it's junction with the mighty, untamed Skykomish River right under the Sultan Bridge.
It all happens at River Park at the west end of Main Street. There's the usual carny rides, carny food, live music, a midway, a street fair, a grand parade as well as the always cool classic & custom car show which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9 and there's also a motorcycle show & shine at noon on Saturday, July 8.
See the full schedule of events at upper right.
We are sad to report that this year the Shindig has discontinued our favorite event: the logger bare-knuckle fist fights on Main Street.
Too bad because there's really nothing more exciting than seeing two burly loggers go at it a punchin' and a kickin' and a gougin' each other on Main Street in the mud n' the blood 'n the beer. Now THAT is entertainment!
Just kidding about the fist fights. Wanted to see if you were reading down this far.
To check out all the other valley festivals this summer, click here and read our June 29 Breaking News story about the festivals.
So there ya go.