RAIN OR SHINE: Springfest succeeds despite weather

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A rain shower was no reason for the vendors at the Springfest arts and crafts show in Brundidge Saturday to fold their tents and go home. Nor was it reason for the crowd to scatter.

A short time after the rain stopped, Springfest was up and going again, said Dixie Shehane, Springfest chair.

“We probably lost a few people when the rain started but, when it stopped, more people came,” Shehane said. “The rain didn’t put a damper on Springfest 2019. It was a good festival all the way around.”

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Shehane said Springfest, which is sponsored annually by the Brundidge Business Association, featured quality vendors and they all seemed pleased with the crowd and with the day’s sales.

“The entertainment was outstanding throughout the day,” she said. “It was probably the best slate of entertainment we have had.”

The Sensational Dollettes, the Troy Baton Company, Johnny Barron and Waterfall, the MoJo Band and the Arnold Sheppard Family provided entertainment from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“We are fortunate to have so many talented musicians and singers who are willing to share their talents in support of our community,” Shehane said. “The BBA is grateful for their willingness to be a part of Springfest and thank them for their commitment to our community.”

The Kids Corner was enjoyed by youngsters throughout the day and provided fun for the kids while their parents shopped and enjoyed the entertainment and fellowship that is a hallmark of Springfest.

A highlight of the festival was the Cow Chip Contest, featuring Baby the Cow. Ten minutes into the contest, Baby made Ryan Williams the Cow Chip winner and he took home a cash prize of $500.

Shehane said the BBA is very appreciative of the support for Springfest. BBA members are looking forward to the business association’s next big event which will be the Independence Day Parade the last Saturday in June.

Shehane said this is Alabama’s Bicentennial year and a huge parade is being planned so everyone is encouraged to make plans to enter.