The 2013 SouthField Fall Festival was a huge success. Considering it was a bit chilly, 63 degrees and cloudy we had a huge turnout. The security team that directed the visitors from outside of SF to the parking on the old runway took an approx count of 500 to 600 vehicles with 2-5 people in each. On top of these numbers we had hundreds of people (including a tremendous number of children) that are residents of SouthField attend the festival. It was a fabulous time for all. There was quite a variety of food available; pizza, pulled pork, chowder, grilled sausage and onions, Pastaccinis local Italian bakery goodies, the creamiest ice cream from local “Cream” ice cream shop, Dave from Whole Foods (our new South Weymouth neighborhood market) offered cinnamon donuts and pumpkin pie. Peaks Brewery was also with us offering some great micro brews. In attendance were many interesting vendors with lots to sell; uniquely handcrafted jewelry, home decorative items, window treatments, a nearby yarn/knitting company (Yarn’s End), beautifully crafted handbags among other unusual finds. K-9 Nanny was a fun new addition this year to the vendors group. Darcy O’Brien (the nanny) is well known to SF as the local Nanny to many loved pets that inhabit SF. She set up a great table with lots to offer our many canine guests.
Free pony rides, pumpkin painting, magic shows, balloon twisting, New England Wildlife (touch a giant turtle, snake or a Komodo dragon), llamas from Promising Hope Animal Sanctuary, carricatures of the children drawn on site and local Kathy Corrigan’s Gymnastic School (where the children could try a little mat tumbling) were all available for the kids to enjoy and ENJOY they did! They all had a blast!!!
The music was unbeatable for such a festival. Chasing Blue, a fabulous blue grass band, joined us for the second time. After rave reviews at last years festival, we knew that it would be a “win win” once again if we had them back this year. We couldn’t have hoped for a better response.
The builder’s home models had a constant stream of people flowing through. The word is out that reservations were taken during the festival on some up and coming homes.
This festival brought back many guests that we had met over the past few years and also many new faces. All were extremely impressed with the changes and growth of SouthField’s first neighbohood, the Highlands. Many referred to SouthField as a real “gem” to the area.
The numerous hours of hard work, including vendor planning, permits, set up, electrical layout, along with the promotion of the Festival and on foot invitational handouts paid off with an extremely satisfied crowd. Many expressed that they didn’t want the festival to come to an end.