Mountain Top Days in Running Springs is right around the corner and the fun will be held August 7 and 8. The fun begins Friday night, August 7 when the annual parade will start at 6:30 p.m. in “downtown” Running Springs (Hwy. 18). Following the parade come and enjoy great entertainment, the cool evening air and fun and food at Friday Night Live. This fun event will be held in the lot behind The Cut Above on Hwy. 18. The area for this musical and food event is behind Cut Above near Commercial Way. There will be a beer and wine garden and BBQ in addition to the great music so come and enjoy.
The annual parade is always the start to this fun two days. The parade lineup on August 7 will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Old City Creek Road which is located just west of “downtown” Running Springs. The parade will go west to east from the bridge, through the downtown area and it will end on Holiday Lane in front of the Fireside and Sherwood Arms Motel. The parade itself will begin at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, August 8 here will be carnival booths, the annual parade, games for the kids and families, achilicookoff and lots of fun for everyone. Come enjoy the annual raw egg toss, the children’s watermelon eating contest (where they have to dive in and eat watermelon without holding onto it)….it’s great fun. Of course, the chamber of commerce sponsored Farmer’s Market will be held so come and enjoy. The farmer’s market and the games and chili cookoff will all be held in and around the property close to First Mountain Bank on Palo Alto. Trust me, if you head off Hwy. 18 (Hilltop Blvd) and drive down toward the bank you won’t be able to miss the fun! One of the most anticipated events at Mountain Top Days is the competition between the local firefighters from Running Springs, Arrowbear Lake and the U.S. Forest Service. Providing they aren’t out on a fire or other emergency call this event always draws a big crowd and the competition between the various agencies is really great.
Are you a chili cooker? If so, you might want to be in the chili cookoff. The entry fee to compete is $15 and three judges will taste the delectable chili and select the winner. It’s always a great part of the event and a great way to end the “organized” games.
For more information call the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce at (909) 867-2411. Leave a message if no one is available to speak with you personally and you’ll get a return call.