Wet conditions never dampened festival
A young child shopped for new toys at last week’s festival at Fairfields.
Drizzling rain and misty weather scared off some of the vendors who had been expected at Fairfields United Methodist Church’s fall festival in Burgess Saturday, but enough showed up to make the event a true festival.
Bob Williams, who was keeping tabs on the vendors and asking them about how their sales went, said that only 16 of 40 showed up but they reported sales ranging from “good” to excellent.”
The man selling metalwork was particularly pleased with the event, Williams said.
While the weather was not pleasant, the church’s parking lot was full and people were perusing the vendors tents outside and a crowd was looking over the wares for sale inside the church’s meeting hall. Sales from the kitchen, including a variety of homemade soups and pastries, were brisk. In addition to regular sales, the church conducted a white elephant sale and a silent auction.
The church maintains the Covington-Hurst Educational Fund that is used to provide students with financial aid. The festival, which has been an annual event for years now, is a source of funding for that effort.