City Fest returns Sept. 14

Merchants and vendors will be on the Double Springs sidewalks displaying merchandise during City Fest, Saturday, Sept. 14.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Summer is winding down, as one of the last summer events for Winston County will be taking place next week. Merchants and vendors are preparing for the successful third annual City Fest, planned by April Flake and Crystal Till as part of Community Unity, which will be Saturday, Sept. 14, in downtown Double Springs. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m.

Because of the bank construction last year, City Fest was scattered through different areas. This year however, everything will be back in one central location in the downtown area. The stage will be set up in the vicinity of the bank parking lot with the courthouse as the backdrop.

“It will give it more of a downtown feel like it did the first year,” Till replied.

“We’re going to have a Kids’ Zone, sponsored by First Baptist Church of Double Springs,” Till said. “There will be lots of vendor booths for shopping. There will be arts, crafts, toys, boutique items and food vendors. Some of our local fire departments will be set up.” Till indicated 20 booths had already signed up with more to come, weeks before the event was to take place.
The water slide may not be possible this year, but it is being looked into since the kids enjoyed it more than anything last year, according to Till.

“We have a nice big stage for the bands this year,” Till continued.

Musicians will include Beth Gilbreath and Nikki Shipman at 2:30 p.m. with Christian Gann and the Flame, Chloe Channell (a contestant and finalist of both America’s Got Talent and American Idol) and Zachary Thomas Diedrich at 3, 5:30 and 7 p.m. respectively.

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