Brundidge Springfest growing

Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2012

At the tender age of two, SpringFest in downtown Brundidge is getting a facelift.

Dixie Shehane, chair of the Brundidge Business Association’s annual event, said a Motorcycle Fun Run has been added to this year’s festival, giving it a bit of a different look.

“We want to have something for everyone and so many people enjoy riding bikes that we thought a Motorcycle Fun Run would add more fun to the festival,” she said.

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The Motorcycle Fun Run will get underway at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast at The Wagon Wheel in Brundidge on Festival Day, Saturday May 12.

“Breakfast is included in the cost of participation,” Shehane said. “For two riders, it’s $25 and for one, it’s $15. The route will be from Brundidge to Ozark, Troy, Pine Level and back to Brundidge. Then, we’ll encourage all riders to join the fun of SpringFest.”

The downtown merchants will get into the swing of spring with sidewalk sales and in-store specials of the day.

“SpringFest will be a great time to shop downtown Brundidge and our merchants will have some really great deals for festival day,” Shehane said.

The featured entertainment for SpringFest will be The Fabulous Shades, who will take center stage from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

“At 1 o’clock, we’ll have an ‘anything goes’ parade through downtown and we invite school groups, churches, organizations and individuals to participate,” Shehane said.

SpringFest is a celebration of the season and artists, craftsmen and food vendors will participate in an arts and crafts show on the grounds of the Bass House.

But time is running out for those who want to reserve booths for the 2nd Annual SpringFest.

“We still have some arts and crafts booths available but space is limited,” Shehane said. “We are also encouraging people who have produce and flowers to participate.”

Shehane said all spaces have been reserved for the food booths.

“We have a wide variety of food vendors so there is something for every taste,” she said.

“We have fried fish and chicken, grilled chicken, ribs, Boston butts, crawfish pie, hotdogs, hamburgers, nachos, fried pies, shaved ice, funnel cakes, cotton candy, Italian ice cream, fried candies and boiled peanuts.”

Arts and crafts booth spaces are $30 and may be reserved by calling 334-735-9192.