By Kristin Bednarski
Residents in Williamsburg and Clermont County will get to enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment May 31-June 2 during the annual June in Olde Williamsburgh festival.
Patti Bates, administer of the village of Williamsburg and a volunteer on the June in Olde Williamsburgh Committee, said the festival features many activities for people of all ages and interests.
“There is something for everybody,” Bates said. “The kids love the carnival and the games, the adults like the food and crafter booths, the music pretty much speaks to everybody.”
Bates said the festival features a parade, fireworks, food and shopping vendors, rides and games, a car show, musical entertainment, and more.
“The parade and the fireworks are the biggest highlights,” Bates said.
Bates said the parade kicks off the festival at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, and the firework show takes place on Saturday night.
Bates said they have several bands and singers performing at the festival this year.
She said Kickstart and Acoustic Edge will perform Friday night. She said the jazz band from Williamsburg High School will play Saturday evening and the Cincinnati Phoenix Band will play Saturday night.
“We have some pretty wonderful entertainment this year,” Bates said.
Bates said the festival also features a 5k and 10k run/walk Saturday morning to raise money for scholarships for Williamsburg students.
She said this is the 16th year the festival has been held in Williamsburg.
“It started as the bicentennial of Olde Williamsburg,” Bates said. “It has been going on ever since. Thanks to our sponsors and vendors and the local community, we are able to keep it going every year.”
Festival hours are from noon until midnight May 31, from 9 a.m. until midnight June 1, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2.
The festival grounds are located at 549 West Main Street in the village of Williamsburg.
For more information about the festival, or for a schedule of events, visit www.juneinoldewilliamsburgh.org.