By Carolyn Marnon – The 14th Annual Family Fest held every August at Crosspointe Community Church, 36125 Glenwood, in Wayne promises to bring some new events this year. According to Suzanne Eidson, the festival’s coordinator, there will be a Survivor Obstacle Course, Micro Reality Racing, a Radar Pitch Machine, Pony Rides (from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) and a few other surprises.
The area for businesses and organizations has expanded and as a result, there will be representatives from the Wayne Historical Society, Wayne Main Street, Jefferson-Barnes Community Vitality Center and HYPE Athletics of Western Wayne.
Family Fest is a large event held on the church grounds. Everything is FREE to the community. The grounds officially open at 11:00 a.m. The food court opens at Noon. Everything stays open until 4:00 p.m. Free parking is available across the street; there will be parking attendants to guide you. Carpooling is advised if you have multiple people in your party to better accommodate more guests.
Other fun attractions include the classic car show with hundreds of cars to check out, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, games, a Lego station, water war games, petting zoo and a clothes closet (where each family may take home one bag of gently used clothing for free).
If you want to be part of the classic car show, just show up with your car. Entry is free; this is limited to the first 400 cars. Classic car parking begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp!
For some, the highlight of the festival could be all the free food! There will be hot dogs, cotton candy, nachos, sno-cones, caramel apples and more! Free Free Free!
Mark Saturday, August 24, on your calendar so you won’t miss out on this fun free family festival!