By Gary Lloyd
The rescheduled Trussville City Fest will be Saturday on the Mall in downtown Trussville.
The free event will begin at 9 a.m. and go to 2 p.m.
Typically a “rain or shine” event, Trussville City Fest fell victim to a monsoon that hit the Mall in May. It is believed it was the first-ever rainout for the 33-year-old event.
“It wasn’t just rain. There were water puddles and mud puddles everywhere; even some of our electrical cables were under water,” said Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Poole. “It really was a safety issue, and we made the difficult call to protect our patrons, volunteers and vendors.”
Local Trussville resident and Justin Bieber lookalike Brad Price will perform with the Bailey Dance Company at the rescheduled festival. This group’s appearance is made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In addition to the children’s area, activities will include caricature artists, a balloon twister, face painting, booth vendors and food.
The Jeff Otwell Band will headline. Local artists Franklin Road, Johnny Daily and others will also perform.
The festival will again feature a classic car show from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the courtyard in front of the former middle school on Parkway Drive. The entry fee for your classic car is and goes toward what classic car show participants will know as a “money tree.”
For more information, visit www.trussvillecityfest.com.
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