Fairview Nature Fest under the pines Saturday

Fairview Nature Fest under the pines Saturday

Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:01 pm

The 26th Annual Fairview Nature Fest comes to life under the tall pines in Fairview’s Bowie Nature Park Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
From start to finish, the event promises family fun for everyone, an organizer said. The festival begins at 10 with the opening ceremony offering patriotic tunes and state Rep. Phillip Johnson and the talented A+Twirlers performing.
Park visitors can choose between a large assortment of live music and entertainment on two stages or simply take in the best that nature has to offer in Bowie Nature Park.
“If you’re ready to step back in time, you can board a free hayride traveling over to Fairview’s Living History Village, where villagers will share talents of days gone by including basket weaving, broom making, quilting, butter making and even story telling by Fairview’s Jerry Cary. The Village will also offer entertainment with old time bluegrass music and clogging,” an organizer said.
Along with the man-made entertainment, families can enjoy nature-related activities from fly fishing to a special super-sized booth hosted by the Adventure Science Center.
Be sure to plan the day out to take advantage of the free children’s arts and crafts plus all the child-friendly fun with the return of inflatables, face painting and the Boy Scouts’ challenging Monkey Bridge.
All the Nature Fest fun and activities are certain to make participants hungry and festival organizers have just the answer with a big selection of festival food, ranging from hamburgers and hot dogs to barbecue and turkey legs, an organizer said. “For dessert, you’ll have to choose between Dippin’ Dots and snocones or funnel cakes, candy and fresh-squeezed lemonade,” an organizer said.
Along with the loads of family fun, there will also be 40 vendor booths covering everything from crafts and food to businesses and non-profits.
There is a $5 parking donation per carload requested, with proceeds benefiting the Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on Nature Fest or directions, call the Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce office at (615) 799-9290.
Published in The Messenger 9.9.10

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