MWAC&V Show opens Friday a.m.
It is time.
A far too lengthy winter, a stop and sputter spring (with enough rain to hopefully diminish the nasty little leaf munching larvae) a teaser day here and there and here we are at last. On the very cusp of the weekend where it all begins to amp up in this patch of peninsular paradise.
Yes the first holiday weekend of the summer has arrived and from all reports it looks to be a beaut. Sunshine, warm temps, maybe a bit of a breeze here and there.
Just the way for summer to make a grand entrance with the promise of good times to come.
Boating, swimming, tubing, kayaking and all the many recreational opportunities we have at hand.
And festivals. Summer also means festivals will be popping up all over the landscape in our fair state.
And Brooks Park will start the area's festival season off with the Memorial Weekend Arts, Crafts & Vendor Show. Yes we mean that annual extravaganza that brings waves of folks from near and far to wander the park, purchase a few treasures, check out some extremely cool classic autos and bikes and drink in the easygoing vibe of the downtown area.
And there are food trucks. Some local favorites and, of course. that warm, cinnamon flavored hunk of happiness known as an Elephant Ear.
And while you're downtown check out the metamorphosis occurring at the museum across from the park. They may not be finished as yet but my glimpse awhile back left me considerably impressed with the museum and the leadership of its Director Steven Radtke who has navigated the transition process artfully.
And don’t forget the downtown stores. They generally have some sidewalk sales happening and we hear the alley at Newaygo Brewery is open in case you like your craft draft al fresco.
The River Country Chamber of Commerce and a slew of volunteers make this event happen every year and our RCCC friend Rachael Porter assures us that there will be good times to be had for festival goers. She also encourages folks to stop by the Chamber booth if they have any questions, want community information or maybe just to say hi.
Friday, May 27th from 11am - 7pm and May 28th & 29th from 10am-5pm
Brooks Park- Downtown Newaygo.
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