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Does your town have a festival every year that just takes over the heart and soul of the town?

Asked by Dutchess_III (42445points) September 16th, 2014

We have Bluegrass at this time every year. People come from all over the world to compete in flat picking competitions at the Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are packed with campers. It’s a very hippish kind of deal.
For a week the town is packed with people, there are barbeques in front of businesses, and impromptu jam sessions all over town. Passed a beer garden set up by the insurance office today.
Kids put up tents in their front yard as a way of participating. Strangely dressed people wander around town.
I can hear the music from my back deck.
It brings in a LOT of revenue for the town, too.
It is so much fun!

Anything like that happen where you live?

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livelaughlove21's avatar

Yep, the State Fair is a huge deal around here.

…I just go for the food and then hightail it out of that redneck infested place.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

We just had this in my town. I’m wandering around wondering how we can do this. It’s amazing.

snowberry's avatar

We used to live in Nashville, Indiana. Its an artist colony and the main industry is tourism, and the height of the season is in the fall when the leaves are the most beautiful. Here are some typical pictures.

gailcalled's avatar

We have a wonderful country fair every Labor day nearby. A jelly and her daughter went this year and reported that, as always, it was fun.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Beautiful, @snowberry.

We host the county fair too, since we’re the county seat. It’s fun, but it doesn’t take over the entire town! Just the fair grounds.

snowberry's avatar

@Dutchess_III When we lived there during the height of the fall colors, the town would fill up with 60,000 tourists. And at that time there were about 600 residents. The rest were shops or hotels. It was a madhouse, but I loved it, especially when it wasn’t so crowded.

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