From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville’s annual City Fest will under go a few changes prior to the festival kicking off this May.
According to a press release distributed by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, the 40-year-old festival will receive not only a new name, but will be hosted in a new location with a hometown vibe.
“We love our festival and the tradition it represents, but — let’s be honest — it had grown stale,” Executive Director of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce June Mathews said. “Our event coordinator, Melissa Walker, and I started looking at moving it to the Greenway last summer, and the more we thought about it and walked the area, the more we liked the idea. Fortunately, our city leaders liked it, too.”
The new site will allow for future growth of the festival.
“Imagine a festival that follows the river from Main Street all the way to the Senior Center,” Mathews said. “That’s what we hope it can be someday. The new site gives us room to dream and expand the festival each year far into the future.”
Admission to City Fest on the Cahaba will remain free, but according to officials, “nominal charges for some kids’ activities will apply.”
Vendor information is available on www.trussvillechamber.com, at the chamber office (400 Main Street in downtown Trussville), via email request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the chamber office at 205-655-7535.
“Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, stake out a spot, and spend the day with us,” Mathews said. “You can picnic in the park, enjoy the music, check out the vendor booths and kids’ activities, or just relax by the river. There’ll be plenty of fun for all.”