Spring Festivals throughout Gaston County

May 8, 2012 by  

Over the next few weeks some of the main streets of Gaston County will be densely populated with people from neighboring cities and towns such as Mount Holly, Lowell and Belmount, to name a few. Every spring the festivals kick off, and the residents of the cities, in a celebratory mood, are drawn to the live music, to the craft shows, to the tasty foods, and especially to the thrilling rides.

The festival season started last weekend, May 5, but events are already scheduled through the 19th of the month. Flyer printing is a good idea to make certain that the residents of the neighboring cities and towns are informed of when upcoming major events will occur, as the food and fun continue.

May 11, will be the first night of the two-day festival in Bessemer City. On this night there will be an opening ceremony and rides for the thrill-seekers. For the music-lovers, country music singer, Preston Long will be performing; there will also be perfomances by Billy Thomas and 74 Southbound. The day after, beginning at noon, will be filled with activities; vendors will be displaying and selling their jewelry; food will be available; artisans of all sorts will be exhibiting their crafts; face painting will be done; there will be bake sales; and of course, the rides. Anyone who wants to have unlimited access to the rides may purchase an armband, which will cost $8 on Friday, $10 on Saturday, or $15 for both days. The festival will conclude Saturday night with an exciting fireworks display.