Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Festival drew what looked like biggest crowd ever

Sam Said of Lexington worked at one of the many food booths.
Main Street in Midway was filled with people, dogs, farm animals and a lot more Saturday and Sunday for the 39th annual Midway Fall Festival. The event displayed local arts and crafts, food, and music. People from all over the area were invited to "an old-fashioned family festival, filled with small town hospitality." While adults shopped the white-top tents and open shops for crafts, clothes and more, the children could take a ride on a mini train, feed various goats and sheep, or careen down a bouncy obstacle course. Even away from Main Street, activity was everywhere. Churches and houses alike had yard sales set up out of their garages. People from all over Central Kentucky flocked to the streets of Midway to experience the weekend festival, and the weather cooperated. Woodford Sun correspondent John McDaniel estimated the two-day crowd at 17,000. Photos and text by Tessa Lighty, University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications
     Children and adults got around the crowded streets of Midway with the Choo-Choo.

    Addison Jarrard of Lawrenceburg performed with the Agility Gymnastics Academy.

     Jim Olive of Lexington played the banjo next to one of the stairs on East Main Street.

Ashlee Vanhoose, right, of Lexington, took a picture of her one-year-old, Casom, at the petting zoo.

     A wide selection of honey was on display at the 39th annual Midway Fall Festival on Sunday.

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