I walked in the Parade with the 'SCA' group (Knights, and Pirates who were sword fighting). Along the way I snagged some photos that I though were worth sharing for those who didnt make it out this year. This years fest was REALLY nice, perhaps one of their best ever. The weather was perfect.
*A wide variety of entertainment
*Visible police enforcement and security
*Wide variety of vendors
*No crime/drama that I saw or heard of
*There was an accident during the parade with one of the fire breathers, Im waiting to hear more. One of the fire breathers caught his face on fire and was badly burnt. Last I heard he was in surgery, its that bad. The accident happened right next to me during the parade.
Great Pics! Sorry I missed it.
festival isnt over until tomorrow! too early to review! :)
I am not going to be there on Sunday soooo a review is suiting for me.
I was kidding. Thanks for the photos!
Thanks for the photos. Looks like a good time. The third one gave a faint resemblance to burning man -- and for that, I thank you.
We went today, and the OWE Festival was as interesting as ever. I like how many people in the neighborhood engage in commerce with the passersby: quite a few yard sales, lemonade stands, and local artisans hawking their wares. That, plus looking at the old homes and intriguing landscape displays. I also like that there are fewer of the clichéd huckster vendors there, like the plethora of MLM suckers, water purifier hawkers, and Acai berry peddlers you find at some festivals.
Was the Health Department there busting anyone? I remember a few years ago their agents were looking for any food that was being sold out in people's front yards without a food license.
Also, I believe that that State Department of Taxation was interested in getting their share, too.
People selling food from front yard should just say they are giving samples and allowing donations for whatever non-profit -- and actually give donations to non-profit. Problem solved.
There was a woman from Toledo Grows riding around "giving lemonade for a donation". Her lemonade was made from lemons grown at home, with a touch of peppermint. Very tasty.
TBH - The old West End Festival reminds me of a rated PG Burning Man.