Perfect weather brings large crowds to Bush Hill Fest

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 05:23 PM

Walking shoulder to shoulder along Trindale Road, Bush Hill Heritage Festival attendees came out in droves.
The festival, which averaged about 25,000 attendees throughout the day, did not disappoint.
The kids area, food and fellowship seemed to be the main attractions.
Alice Johnson came with her family for a day out in the beautiful weather.
“It was such a nice day, we just had to get out of the house,” Johnson said. “(Bush Hill) has always been fun to me. so I thought the kids would love it, and they did.”
The Archdale-Trinity News and The High Point Enterprise, along with the Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau, served as the premier sponsors of the event, which began in 1986 as the bicentennial celebration of the Quaker founding of Bush Hill, now known as Archdale.
With a mouthful of funnel cake, and one for the road, there was no denying attendee Cliff Hunt was enjoying himself.
“It’s like a block party where you see your neighbors and friends and just have a good time,” he said. “The food’s great, and there’s lots of it.”
Vendors were set up featuring everything from handmade walking sticks to all-natural dog treats.
Timeless and Michael Ken, Victoria Lee and the New Generation, and Jimmy Shirley and the Trophy Husbands played a mix of bluegrass and country, beach, and oldies on the Main Stage.
The Gospel Stage was graced by Summit Trace, Strings of Victory and New Hope Community Church.
Paula Aaron found a slice of shade to soak in the fun of the festival.
“I’ve lived around here for a long time and I’ve always come,” she said. “I just like to be around people that love their city and their neighbors and just have a good time together.”
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