DOUBLE SPRINGS - Something new is in the air this year at the fifth annual City Fest in Double Springs. If you have ever wanted to be in a hot air balloon, your chance is coming up Saturday, Sept. 4, when a licensed individual from Huntsville will be offering tethered hot air balloon rides. They will be at the football field at Double Springs Elementary School.
Vendors will be set up from the courthouse to the old school building across from Southern Furniture. Many local businesses offer their items on the sidewalks, while some have special tents set up. Some vendors will have games and giveaways.
“The festival starts at 9 a.m., but the balloon rides will most likely begin much earlier,” Crystal Till of Community Unity, which is part of City Fest, said. “They have to have perfect wind conditions, and that's best in the early morning hours.”
An area will be set up for kids to cool off and enjoy water games and inflatable stations. Two food trucks, including Porky’s Pride Smoke House, will be in the area to keep away the hunger pains. LifeSouth will be at the event for a mobile blood drive.
Instead of live music this year, there will be a vendor named DJ Jammin’ Jeff who will be playing music and setting up for karaoke.
"We invite anyone that wants, to come enjoy a pleasant day in downtown Double Springs,” Till added.
Till urges everyone to check out their Facebook page to keep updated on activities: Community Unity - Double Springs.
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