published: Friday, February 08, 2013
Roaring '20s festival rolls into downtown Sebring
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
SEBRING - The annual Roaring '20s Arts and Crafts Festival will return this weekend in Downtown Sebring for a full day of fun and culture.
The festival was created by the Community Redevelopment Agency three decades ago and features approximately 100 vendors for attendees to enjoy with items covering a broad spectrum. Home decor, paintings, hand made soaps, and toys are just a few of the items that will be for sale during the festival.
A celebration of the 1920's heritage and culture is the driving force behind the event. Old swing and early century music filled the air during last year's event and is likely to be entertaining attendees again this year. The Roaring '20s Festival is dedicated to its mission of preserving the historical feel of what once was in the Sebring area.
Food vendors will provide treats for guests including funnel cakes, hot dogs, old-fashioned kettle corn and more.
The Roaring '20s festival generates a varying amount of attendees each year. According to CRA Executive Director Robin Hinote, the festival can have between 1,500 visitors to 5,000 each year.
The 30th annual Roaring '20s Arts and Crafts Festival is sure to be a successful event as it has been in years past. The festival is free and open to the public and will take place around Circle Park and its spoke streets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Downtown road closures will begin at 8 p.m. today. North Ridgewood Drive will be closed from North Pine Street to Circle Park Drive. All of Circle Park Drive (State Road 17) will be closed and East Center Avenue will be closed from Wall Street to Circle Park Drive. North Commerce Avenue will be closed from Wall Street to Circle Park Drive; West Center Street will be closed from Wall Street to Circle Park Drive; and South Ridgewood Drive will be closed from Circle Park Drive to Oak Avenue.
All road closures will be re-opened at 6 p.m. Saturday following the event.
Detours will be set up around the event beginning at North Ridgewood to Franklin Street.
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