Many Brave the Cloudy Weather to attend Spring Festival
The Homeplace on Green River Plow Day and Spring Festival was considered successful despite the weather. Attendance was obviously hampered by the on-again/off-again rain, and attendance was less than was projected assuming a sunny day. But both the Homeplace Board and those attending considered the weather unfortunate but not a show-stopper.
The weather kept the plow teams in their barns, so that aspect was a wash-out. But most of the vendors, exhibitors, demonstrators, the oxen and their cart and other animals braved the uncertain skies.
While an accurate crowd count was one of the few weather-related casualties, an estimated 800 people including many young children came out for the day. The atmosphere was congenial and those who did attend were not disappointed.
The newly renovated bank barn was a success as the venue for the live music, and the musicians confirmed the excellent acoustics in the historic building.
The Homeplace Board is already planning for the September 9 fall heritage festival, and many of the artists, crafters, exhibitors, food vendors and others who contributed to the activities were quick to say they will be back in the fall. The Green County Exie Boys are regulars at the Homeplace Festivals
Two photos by Billy Joe Fudge
Five photos by Dennis Beach