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Inaugural Kellyton Community Festival set for Saturday

Published 10:21am Monday, September 16, 2013

Kellyton is preparing to host a festival that offers a little something for everyone.
Kellyton will host its first Kellyton Community Festival Saturday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Kellyton Elementary School.
Karen Keel, Kellyton town clerk, said the idea to host the council-sponsored event came from a desire to bring back something similar to the old Kellyton Trade Days.
“We had so many people asking us when were we going to start it back up. So we decided to start it back, but we want to name it something different,” Keel said. “We decided to do the Kellyton Community Festival, and we are going to try to make it an annual event the second Saturday in September.”
Keel said there will be activities for children, as well as vendors selling goods including leather belts, wallets, shoes, jewelry, pictures, woodwork, craft items and baked goods.
“We have several vendors that have already committed to coming, and we will have different food to choose from. There’s going to be music,” Keel said. “There will also be a space walk and a train ride for the kids.”
There will also be a car show, and along with the goods being sold by vendors, there will also be something that has become commonly associated with Trade Day.
“One thing that was always huge for the old Trade Day was the fried apple pies,” Keel said. “Everybody always associated Trade Day with fried apple pies, so we do have ladies who will have those for sale.”
Keel said the festival will have something for everyone and is designed to bring together the community.

“We are doing it to kind of pull people in to the community. We have had so many people ask about it because they missed it so much,” Keel said. “This is our chance to really get it started again, and I think everyone will really be able to enjoy it. There should be a good variety for everyone.”
Spots for vendors and car show entries are still available. Vendor booths are $20 and the cost is $5 to enter a vehicle in the car show.
For more information, contact Keel at 256-786-1703.