After an absence from the festival scene last year The Glendale Crossing Festival returns Saturday.
The first festival, organizer Sheree Vance said, was in July of 1976.
“The consistency of our vendors and the atmosphere of our small community are what brings people to our festival,” she said. “Crossing Festival brings so many people to town that have never been here before and then they keep coming back.”
For the local businesses on and off Main Street, she said it’s the best day of the year.
After Ford’s announcement to develop a factory on the Glendale megasite, she’s sure the crowd will continue to grow each year as the factory comes to town.
Each year the festival welcomes around 600 food, vendor and craft booths, she said. The festival begins at 8 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. Saturday.
The parade rolls down Main Street at 10 a.m. This year’s grand marshals are the former principals from East Hardin when it was both a high school and middle school, she said.
The festival was chosen by Kentucky Living readers as the best arts and crafts festival in the 2020 edition and this year received a second-place recognition.
“We are proud to be recognized,” Vance said.
She said there will be no special requirements for COVID-19 precautions this year.
For more information, go to www.glendalecrossingfestival.com.
Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1416 firstname.lastname@example.org.