Festival Fun in Muncie, IN

Festival goers line-up to purchase food, crafts, and other items from vendors at the 38th Annual Old Washington Street Festival.
Festival goers line-up to purchase food, crafts, and other items from vendors at the 38th Annual Old Washington Street Festival.

Today I got the opportunity to attend the 38th annual Old Washington Street Festival.

Old Washington Street is a historic neighborhood in Muncie. The East Central Neighborhood association has hosted the event since 1967 to fund community activities and to help restore some of the old houses. I spoke with Liz McDonald, a volunteer from the association who was giving tours of the Emily Kimbrough house. “It’s very cool what they are doing here,” she said, “they are starting restorations on this house soon.”

Liz McDonald takes me around the Emily Kimbrough house.
Liz McDonald takes me around the Emily Kimbrough house.

From houses, to mums, to silk, to live music, and more, I was definitely happy to be a part of this piece of Muncie’s history. There were old pictures on booths, and friendly faces everywhere!

Tim Nealeigh (Arrogant Frenchman Productions) shows me his lacemaking and weaving.
Tim Nealeigh (Arrogant Frenchman Productions) shows me his lacemaking and weaving.
Little Aria and her father Adam smell the mums at R&A Greenhouse and Garden's booth at the festival.
Little Aria and her father Adam smell the mums at R&A Greenhouse and Garden’s booth at the festival.

 

Even after meeting some wonderful people at the festival, my adventure for today only continued to get better. That, however, is another post for another time. Maybe later today, so check back here in a little while!

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