This blog post is the third, and final, post about this year’s Kinzua Heritage Festival. The festival has been held the fourth weekend in August, each year, since 2006. Click here for details and photographs from Day 1 and here for Day 2 of the festival. The festival hours on Sunday (8/26/2018) were 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Bob dropped me off at the festival grounds around 9:30 am. He returned around 2:00 pm. We left for home around 5:20 pm.
As I did the previous two days, my day was spent photographing the festival vendors, artisans, entertainers, and attendees. Live music was provided by Rik Palieri, Garry Campbell, Barry Lee, Mark Mincarelli, Rik Paleri and his Polish stories and instruments, and Spirit Wing. Storytelling and hula hoop demonstrations took place at the back stage, as well as a benefit auction at 2:00 pm. Cannon shots and “fire in the hole” reverberations were heard a couple times during the afternoon. Social dancing by the Eastern Woodland Pathway dancers was at 3:00 pm at the front stage. Audience participation in the dances was good. I enjoy everything about the Kinzua Heritage Festival. Social dancing is my favorite event, though. I enjoy watching, photographing and, this year for the first time, participating in social dancing. As always, Spirit Wing ends the show with the song “As Long as the Grass Shall Grow”. Anyone who wants to join in with vocals and/or instruments is encouraged to come up on the stage. As always, it was an enjoyable 3 days at the festival.
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