Although Hurricane Florence caused a few weeks’ delay for the first time in CMF history, a little bit of rain did not dampen the spirits of those who attended the 27th annual Creedmoor Music Festival on October 20.
Members of the Hawley Middle School band opened the day with the National Anthem, followed by performances by local elementary school choirs. Talented artists Lauren Light, Rhythm Express Band of Rocky Mount, Dakota Hood, Jimmy Lovelace, Bull City Blues Band, GrassStreet, Radio Blue, and Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces entertained the crowd with a variety of bluegrass, blues, R&B, soul, country, and rock.
Special guest Josh Chapin of ABC11 News assisted Mayor Bobby Wheeler with emcee duties, and a drawing for a gift basket including two sets of DPAC tickets and two room nights stays at Durham Aloft was won by Deborah Cotton.
More than 100 vendors and local shops along Main Street offered a wide variety of hand-made home goods and decor, jewelry, clothing & accessories for all ages, and some promotional vendors! Ofcourse we had food vendors too, the traditional burgers, hotdogs, cheesesteaks & fries to baton rouge cuisine, turkey legs, smoked Jamaican jerk; there was BBQ and varieties of chicken, mexican food, brunswick stew and Chick-fil-A! Ohh, and we had desserts too...homemade ice creams, specialty cupcakes and gourmet candied apples are just to name a few!
Several Main Street merchants showcased their Creedmoor and CMF pride by participating in the annual Main Street Window Display Contest. First place winner was Mule Town Veterinary Hospital. Also taking part were Purple Poodle, End Times Fellowship, Creedmoor Drug, and Creedmoor Wellness.
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