Residents brought their pets to the United Church of Fayetteville's annual Blessing of the Animals.
Photo by Ned Campbell.
Fayetteville Beard Park bustled with activity during the sixth annual Fayetteville Festival held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Sixth Annual Fayetteville Festival
Beard Park was busy with activity Saturday, as a host of local non-profit organizations set up booths at the annual Fayetteville Festival.
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.