Excitement has brought families back out for the 21st annual Radnor Fall Festival in Downtown Wayne, Pa.
The festival was sponsored by Wayne Business Association who featured a variety of local businesses including the Radnor high school football team and crew and Valley Forge Military Academy. They contributed to the food and game vendors around the festival.
Valley Forge concert band began the festivities with the “Star Spangled Banner.” Todd Serinksy, the events chairman, thanked the local cadets who volunteered their time and service for the event.
“The festival started as a thank you to the community for supporting local Wayne businesses and has evolved from there,” Diana Jiorle, president of Wayne Business Association, said.
The festival is now geared toward supporting local students with scholarships to attend local schools. The funding is collected from the vendor fees from the event. There were about 5,000 community members in attendance.
Featuring new businesses every year, the festival highlights over 60 local businesses. Bach To Rock, also known as B2K, made its first appearance in the festival this year. Dave Leonard, owner of B2K, expressed his thoughts on the experience.
“Its our first year at the event,” Leonard said. “There is a great crowd and we lucked out with great weather.” B2K was responsible for providing the stage equipment for local bands performing throughout the day.
The event ended with families holding face painted children and smiling faces in approval of the festivities of the day. Anticipating next year and the years to come Jiorle encourages the community to come out and participate in this family festival.
“I invite everyone to come back next year,” Jiorle said. “It’s a great experience for both the businesses and community of Wayne.”