Sep 17, 2012 Ned Campbell Uncategorized
Beard Park bustled with activity during the sixth annual Fayetteville Festival held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Festival-goers interacted from representatives from an array of non-profit community organizations, which set up booths throughout the park. Some of the festival highlights included a barbecue by the Fayetteville Fire Department, singers from Wellwood Middle School and the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, a children’s scavenger hunter, bounce houses, face painting, a Scout’s monkey bridge, a library book sale, and demonstrations from police and fire officials.
At 1 p.m., about 30 residents gathered in a circle with their pets, mostly dogs, during the United Church of Fayetteville’s annual Blessing of the Animals.
The festival was followed by the Taste of Fayetteville from 4 to 7 p.m. and came to a spectacular finish with fireworks at dusk.
To view a gallery of photos from the festival, click here.