Fire festival to set Sharon ablaze with excitement

August 13, 2013 by  

‘World Fire’ will take place in Sharon in about a month’s time, having previously taken place in many cities throughout the world.

The event consists of a festival, which culminates in 50 bonfires being set on the river after sunset. Leading up to this will be a full day of musical entertainment, food tastings, fire performers, interactive art activities, vendors, and international exhibits. Guests will be able to get a passport, which will allow them to visit a variety of cultural exhibits which will represent countries from all over the world. In addition, there will be a performance by Azucar and salsa dancing lessons at the PNC Water Fire Ballroom and a pottery show at the James E. Winner Jr. Arts and Culture Center. Guests at the center will have to opportunity to decorate and glaze their own pot to take home.

Organizers are still looking for artists to take part in the festival. All types of artists are welcomed including caricature artists, face painters and temporary tattoo artists.

After the festival, guests can enjoy watching the bonfires float down the river from after sunset until midnight.

People from all over the area, including nearby Hermitage will probably want to attend this unique festival. Printing companies have most likely provided the organizers with products such as flyers or posters to help market the festival.

World Fire will take place on September 14 beginning at 10:00 am. For more information, or to volunteer for the festival, call Dayna at 724-981-5882.

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