Vint Hill Fall Festival celebrates a new season

Annual event showcases beauty of the former grounds of Vint Hill Farms Station U.S. Army Base

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There are many small town festivals, but Vint Hill Fall Festival is one of the loveliest I have attended, mostly due to its beautiful surroundings and its rich history. The festival was held this year on September 23 on the grassy grounds of what used to be a US Army base, Vint Hills Farms Station, which has been transformed into a beautiful community gathering area around the historic Vint Hill Inn.

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The event featured gourmet food trucks and traditional fair food like funnel cakes and cotton candy, booths featuring local craftspeople and their wares, community organizations showcasing their services and educating about their causes, a children’s park of fun activities such as a rockclimbing wall, laser tag, a wipeout-style challenge, inflatable slides and more. There were also a couple stages with live music, dancing entertainment and other performances.

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Local merchants such as the popular Old Bust Head Brewery as well as newcomers like the Vint Hill CrossFit gym enthusiastically promoted their growing businesses, and the Vint Hill Village developers were present to share their vision of the future of the area as a town center, complete with a Main Street with shops, restaurants, and new homes.

The setting for the festival is especially beautiful and welcoming thanks to the gracious shade of many old-growth trees that form a natural canopy across the grounds where festival attendees could sit, eat, socialize and play and enjoy the bucolic surroundings.

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It was my second Vint Hill Fall Festival I have attended since moving to the area from Los Angeles last year, and it will be something I mark on my calendar to attend with my family as an annual event where the local community and visitors come together to appreciate all our burgeoning community has to offer.

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