Centerfest Corner

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By Amanda Adams
Bedford Main Street Executive director

    Would you believe it’s been 33 years since Bedford hosted its first Centerfest? Thirty-three years and this amazing festival is still the Bedford event of the year that draws thousands of people into Centertown!
    Bedford Main Street, Inc. is excited to have begun planning and organizing for this year’s event! Centerfest will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 and will encompass almost the entirety of the downtown Bedford area. Centerfest vendors will be available from 10 AM to 6 PM this year, showing off hundreds of different crafts, artwork, home furnishings, garden decorations, jewelry, and much more! Centerfest will host three stages this year with the Farmers Market stage bands playing until 8 p.m.! Bedford Main Street hopes that the two extra hours of entertainment will allow for vendors to enjoy the musical talents of this year’s headliner.
    For those interested in being a vendor at Centerfest in September, Main Street asks that you please check our website: www.CentertownBedford.com. We’ve launched a new option this year for our vendors, enabling them to complete and submit both their applications and their payment online. For those who would prefer to pay by check, you can also download a paper application from our website.
    We are happy to announce a thrilling new addition to Centerfest this year: three quarter pipe and box jump shows! Moreover, we will soon be launching our raffle ticket sales for this year with exciting prize possibilities such as a diamond ring and tickets to a show at the Roanoke Civic Center.
    As we move closer to Centerfest, Main Street is continuing to seek both volunteers and sponsors for this fun-filled event. We are delighted to announce that Cintas will be one of our Centerfest sponsors this year! We also extend our thanks to Main Street’s annual sponsors which include Wells Fargo and Shentel. Centerfest couldn’t succeed without the local support Main Street receives!
    Please check back each week in the Centerfest Corner for exciting announcements and additional event information! If you have any questions, please contact Bedford Main Street via our website, email (bedfordmainstreet@gmailcom) or phone (540-586-2148). We can’t wait to see you in the fall!