Sun shines on sixth annual Sunset at Sunset this Saturday in Sunset Beach

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By Laura Lewis, Reporter

SUNSET BEACH—Residents are getting ready for the sixth annual Sunset at Sunset festivities scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 6.

Festival hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in and around the parking lot at the Village at Sunset Beach.

Highlights include a multitude of quality vendors, crafters, food booths and nonprofit groups, and all-day entertainment. Three bands are slated to perform.

Organizers say it’s a day to offer residents and visitors a chance to come together as the busy tourist season draws to a close.

One of the area’s most popular beach music bands, The Entertainers, will launch festivities with a performance at 11 a.m.

The Brunswick Big Band, an annual favorite at Sunset at Sunset, plays at 1 p.m. and will showcase lead vocalist and Sunset Beach resident Linda Ladrick.

The finale entertainment of the day will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a performance by the 82nd Airborne Division Band.

5K fun run

The third annual 5K Fun Run for adults and children will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Sunset Beach island gazebo. Co-sponsored by Fitness Studio and Lowes Foods, the fun race is appropriate for all types and levels of walkers and runners alike.

Specific information about this event can be found on the Sunset at Sunset web site (www.sunsetatsunset.com) or at Fitness Studio in Ocean Isle Beach (575-0975). The $25 adult fee includes a race shirt, and the $5 children’s fee includes a goody bag. Post-race refreshments will be provided.

Register at Fitness Studio, 6741-B Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, 575-0975.

Photo contest

The festival’s fifth annual photo contest will also be under way at Ingram Planetarium. Don’t forget to stop by during Saturday’s festivities to view 80-plus photos and cast your vote for the People’s Choice winner.