Downtown King is the place to be this weekend for the annual King Chamber of Commerce Meet Me on Main street festival.
King Chamber Director Cathy Loveday said the event, which runs from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, would feature music, food, a variety of vendors and lots of fun.
“It is a time to bring everyone to our downtown area and promote our businesses and chamber members,” said Loveday. “It is a great event for people to come out and relax and just have a good time downtown. They can have fun with their families and meet new friends.”
The Donnaha Station Band will be providing music throughout the evening, said Loveday.
“They are being sponsored by Dalton’s Crossing and will play 70s and 80s music and some country,” she said. “We also have all kinds of food including hot pretzels, snow cones, popcorn, nachos, cotton candy, country ham sandwiches, BBQ sandwiches and pizza.”
The streets will also be lined with vendors.
“We have over 70 vendors already and it will probably end up being more than that,” said Loveday. “There will be some really cool handmade craft items including homemade soaps, wood carvings and paper mache. There will also be a variety of home-based businesses, antiques, a lot of non-profits and people selling patriotic shirts.”
She said Plein Air Artist Craig Richards will also be set up painting infront of Dalton’s Crossing.
Loveday said many of the downtown merchants will also stay open for the event including Dalton’s Crossing, Mickey & Co. Hair Designs, Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio, Main Street Appliances, Nothing Ordinary, Village Outdoor, Terry’s Furniture, Underground Skateshop, Habitat for Humanity, By Foot Sports, and Gentry’s Store.
Streets will be closed from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. for the event.
“The closure will start at the stoplight where Main Street and Old Hwy. 52 connect and run down to City Hall,” said Loveday. “Dalton will be closed from the funeral home up past the drug store.”
She said attendees could park at King Moravian Church, City Hall and King Elementary School.
In the past Meet Me on Main has been held in the fall, but Loveday said the Chamber decided to move the event in order to have a spring festival as well.
“It was really close to KingFest and we did not want to take away from that,” she said. “We wanted to add something a little different.”
The event is sponsored by the City of King and the King Chamber of Commerce, and the stage is being provided by Stewarts Grading and Hauling.
Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.