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‘Spirit of Shrewsbury’ to be on display at annual festival

Shrewsbury – It’s almost time for one of the most anticipated events of the year – the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. This year’s festival, the 21st in its history, will feature many of the time-honored favorites throughout the weekend of Sept 23-24.

One of the highlights every year is the Town Expo which this year will feature over 100 exhibitors representing town, civic, educational and religious organizations and the business community. It will run Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St.

The expo will feature the Food Court under the dining tent, where festival-goers may enjoy a wide variety of food such as ethnic dishes, clam chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, chili, beef teriyaki, chicken kabobs, sausage sandwiches and more. Cotton candy, ice cream and popcorn will delight the kids as well. This year’s vendors will also offer gourmet cheese
sandwiches, pickles on a stick, barbeque sandwiches, steak & cheese fajitas, hummus wraps, and other great eats.

The festival has something for everyone. Outside, around Oak Middle School, there will be a host of activities for adults and children alike, including photo booths, face painting, a magic show, moonwalks, Shrewsbury High School Robotics Team demonstration, exhibits from police and fire departments, a petting zoo and bubble soccer.

Inside the school, events include the kids’ talent show, community Bingo, and the Fall Family Carnival.

Entertainment on the Soundwave Stage will be a magic show by Magician Fran Flynn and vocalists from the Patrice Peris Voice Studio.

Running concurrently is the annual Craft Fair featuring over 75 crafters and artisans selling their unique items. This will be held in the Oak Middle School driveway next to the large Town Expo tent.

On Sunday, the streets of Shrewsbury will come alive when the annual parade kicks off at 1 p.m. from Beal School, 1 Maple Ave., and ending at Oak Middle School. This year’s parade, led by Grand Marshal Laurie Hogan, will have over 80 participating groups. Senior citizens over the age of 90 will be treated to VIP seating at the parade and a special tea at the Senior Center afterward.

For more events and information, visit www.spiritofshrewsbury.org.

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