June in Olde Williamsburg was a hit

June 15th, 2008    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

The humid weather could not deter the thousands of people who attended the June in Olde Williamsburg festival last weekend.

The annual festival, which was started in 1996 when the village turned 200 years old, took place June 6-8 and was a great success, said Williamsburg village administrator Patti Bates.

“We had about two thousand people over the course of the whole weekend, which was down a bit from previous years,” Bates said. “But it was successful as far as festivals go.”

Bates said that all of the vendors seemed to be happy with everything.

The American Legion Post 288 rides along in the June in Olde Williamsburg parade June 6.
This was the first year that a 5K run was held at the June in Olde Williamsburg festival. There were 78 people who participated in the run with runner Derek Jones capturing first place.

"So that is pretty good for a first run," Bates said.

A highlight of the festival was the third annual car show, which attracted 70 entries on the last day of the festival.

The Kids Fest, which offered free gifts for the kids on Saturday, was also a success, Bates said.

"Overall, the festival was pretty successful," she said. "The festival has become a tradition and we hold it every year because we like to draw attention to our business district and it is also a good family event that gets people out to spend time and have fun as a family."
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