“Our committee has been discussing a date change for some time “ said Scott Barr, festival committee chair, “even though the festival, as a whole, did really well last year, we have seen a drop in visitors.” This has been largely due to the fact that the past few years the group is competing with the Wyandotte Art Fair, Plymouth Art Fair and the last two years with the Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven.
Barr explained, “We realize there are only so many disposable dollars available to families each weekend. We have surveyed our crafters, vendors and guests and realize that the other festivals will not be changing, so we decided to move our dates.”
“The committee has really thought this through and we are confident we will be able to attract even more quality vendors, entertainment and additional guests that we may have missed on other weekends.” indicated Joann Perna, Trenton’s Parks and Recreation Director. “Families can now enjoy plenty of entertainment options throughout the entire summer instead of having to choose between so many on a single weekend. It will be an excellent way for families to begin their summer.”
In addition to the overall reunion theme, guests attending the 2013 festival will still be able to recycle cans, plastic and glass along with many other old and new activities.
Trenton’s Summer Festival attracts over 75,000 visitors each year with top name entertainment, over 150 artists and craftsmen, a children’s play market and special events. It is anticipated that the date change will encourage over 100,000 in 2013. The committee is seeking for volunteers to assist with the festival; everything from selling beverage tokens to Green Team Hospitality assistance and more.
The annual festival is organized by committee of volunteers headed by Scott Barr, in conjunction with the Trenton Parks & Recreation staff. Food Vendors-Al Sidebottom & Kay Sidebottom; Organizations-
For more information please call (734) 675-7300 or visit the web sites at http://www.trentonmi.org/