The Strawberry Festival last night was an interesting night out. There were groups of teenagers laughing with friends, children smiling and parents just happy to get out and enjoy the warm weather. As I walked around I focused on expressions and angles. That was my mission. How are people feeling and what is there to see that everyone else is missing.
It's funny, because even though it has been three years or so since I went to a festival, it felt like just yesterday I was eating funnel cake and waiting on line for the Himalaya (my favorite ride). The sweet feeling you get just before a ride starts to move or a game's countdown begins, is one you never forget. My youth was filled with fairs and festivals. I love rides, especially fast ones, and I enjoy being around happy people.
Even though this sort of event is geared toward families and kids, you can't help but want to get a taste of the energy that only a festival can create. There is just so much going on. My walk around the fair started with the strawberries and ended up at the zeppoles stand, and yes I had to buy some of each! I must say I was impressed with the rides they had as well; a good variety for all ages.
So if you haven't stopped by the festival yet than I suggest you do. It can't hurt to kill a few hours, have a day or night out with family and fiends and eat some yummy treats. With a $2 admission fee, you can't go wrong. For a good time that is local, cheap and fun, check out the Strawberry Festival and I promise you will get that sweet little feeling again.
The Strawberry Festival will be going on today from noon to 11 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 8 p.m. on the ground of the Jerusalem Avenue BOCES. Blue Sky Entertainment will be providing the games and rides. There will be a Green Expo for those environmentally friendly visitors, a Craft Fair/Vendor Expo and live music. The festival is being presented by the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs of the Bellmores.