Waynetown preps for street fest


Downtown Waynetown will be full of visitors and vendors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for the Fourth Annual Waynetown Street Festival.

The newest of five festivals in the western Montgomery County community will stretch from the stoplight at the intersection of Vine Street and U.S. 136 West along the South Vine Street.

More than 50 vendors are scheduled to sell a variety of items. There will be homemade crafts, potted flowers, bakery items and more for attendees to purchase.

Several food trucks will be providing a variety of sandwiches such as tenderloins, rib eye steaks, smash burgers, pork burgers, hot dogs and coneys. Other items include wagu skewers, pizza and pickle sticks, elephant ears, cotton candy and more.

Jim Todd will provide music during the event.

Downtown businesses will be open including Gregg’s Country Market, Waynetown Pizza King, Dawn & Friends Hodpodge Market and The Bird Nest. The Bird Nest is an art gallery featuring hand carved birds and has been featured in national bird magazines.

The Waynetown Fire Department organizes the event. Fire Chief Phil Pirtle said the festival is a perfect to visit on a May day.

“We like seeing the crowd of people just strolling along and enjoying the day,” Pirtle said. “Everyone seems to be happy to be outside and it seems to be our official start of the spring and summer events in our community. We appreciate all of visitors from all the counties surrounding us.”

The festival is sponsored by the Waynetown Merchants Association and the Town of Waynetown.

There will be several yard sales throughout the town.