LIBERTY - "Sammy's Supermarket Sweep," a popular event at the annual Liberty Blockhouse Festival, will be back next weekend, June 23-24, with the drawing scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. to determine who will get to run through the store on Sunday stuffing as many items in a shopping cart as possible in 45 seconds.
Sweep tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased at Sammy's Market or from any Blockhouse Festival organizer.
They also will be sold at the Liberty Ballpark, where most other activities of the festival will be taking place.
The winner is limited to only two of any item, and must keep the shopping cart with them through the event.
A new event this year is the "Diaper Dash" for babies up to 14 months old. The first three babies to crawl to the end of a carpet across the finish line win prizes.
Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the race starts at 1:30 p.m.
Other events at the festival include:
10 a.m.: vendor booths open at the park offering handmade items, homemade fudge, and other goodies.
11 a.m.: BBQ chicken halves for $5 and dinners for $7 available.
Noon-8 p.m.: Youth bouncing inflatables, and other fun games for kids.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Registration for Kids Fun Run for kids 8 and under.
12:30 p.m.: Kids Fun Run.
1 p.m. Gofer the clown on the grounds giving away balloon animals.
1:30 p.m.: Diaper Dash
3 p.m.: East-West Karate students demonstration.
4 p.m.: Duck Race and Basketball Knockout for elementary through adult. Gofer the clown magic show.
5 p.m.-6 p.m.: Registration for annual "Run for the Hills" 5K run and 2 Mile Walk. Registration is $20.
5 p.m.: Little Miss Liberty Pageant at the park stage.
6 p.m.: White River Band.
6:30 p.m.: 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk begin.
7:30: Medal presentation for 2 Mile Walk winners.
7 a.m.-9 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast at fire hall.
10 a.m.: Community worship service at Liberty High School auditorium.
11:15 a.m.: Ham dinner at high school cafeteria.
1 p.m. : Festival Parade (forms at Phelps Garage at noon).
1:45 p.m.: Giant Ice Cream Sundae made and offered by Dairy Princess and Court.
3 p.m.: 50/50 drawing.
4 p.m.: Festival ends.