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Early rain not enough to wash out spirit of SoBo Harvest Fest

A large group of vendors and a variety of entertainment and foods drew a large crowd to the 21st Annual Harvest Festival in downtown South Boston Saturday with crowds approaching 6,000 during the day-long event.

“It rained early during setup for about a half an hour, about 7 a.m., so we did have some no-show vendors, but we still had most of the vendors, and everything went well all day. The crowds were still good, and we were pleased with the success of the event,” said festival organizer Sara Davis. “It was a later arriving crowd due to the weather, but a good crowd for the remainder of the day. Several vendors told me that despite the early rain, they had brisk sales. One new vendor wanted to know if I had an application for next year’s festival.”   

 According to Davis, musicians, balloon sculptors, craftsmen and food vendors made the day a big success as they lined the streets. Thousands of people, young, old and in between, meandered down Main Street and soaked in the atmosphere, Davis said.

Youngsters hopped, skipped and jumped around on the bounce house, while others tried their hands at scarecrow making.  

Davis said some just ate the barbecue, funnel cakes, cheesecake on a stick, corn dogs and the cinnamon rolls, all filling the air with the delicious aromas from the vendors along the street.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves,” said Davis.



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