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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Festival Day Approaches

Here are some particulars about the 2nd annual Fall into Fun Festival on Saturday, September 29:

The rain date will be October 6. A notice will be posted here if the festival is postponed. Vendors will be notified via email or phone call. If a vendor is unable to participate at the new date, they can call the Lancaster County Library to receive a receipt for a tax-deductible donation to the library.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a 5k Run/Walk and Toddler Trot starting at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Sales Center. Click the "Running to Read" link to the right for a registration form, or just arrive 30 minutes early to register on site.

Here is a link to driving directions

So far there are about 140 business and artist booths registered for this event. That's just about twice as many as last year! These booths will be in front of the Lake House in the parking lots on either side.

The children's area will also be in a parking lot in front of the Lake House. It will be in the back half of the lot on the left side. Two venues with live entertainment will operate there. The library will have performers scheduled throughout the day. In between those performances, teachers from Indian Land Elementary and Middle School will offer storytelling, characters and crafts.

We also have a large petting zoo by Claude Ellis, the Van Wyck train, and 10 churches offering craft tables for children. Children can buy wristbands for $5 to enjoy these activities.

Festival t-shirts will be available for sale for $5 each. We have several generous t-shirt sponsors who made that happen. Shirts will be for sale at the wristband booths and the Indian Land Rotary table.

The teen area will have a dunking booth, a pitching timer, NASCAR show car, two U.S. Army Humvees, and a huge inflatable obstacle course. This is an inflatable that is designed for teens and adults. For an idea of what that looks like, see yesterday's blog entry for a link to a video on youtube.

Lunch food vendors are many and varied. There will also be breakfast items offered by The Cookhouse and Morris Haynes, coffee vendor for the Lake House.

The car and motorcycle show will be held at the golf club further down Del Webb Blvd. The parking lot at the club has been specifically designed so as to make it nearly impossible for parked cars to be hit by golf balls. There will also be a putting contest held there by the car show.

Bands and musical groups, as well as roving characters, will entertain the crowds throughout the day. For a schedule of music, check this blog later in the week.

We'll see you at the festival!


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