Summer is now well in its prime! What does that mean exactly? Well…it means hometown festivals are coming up! Why is that important? Because hometown festivals are the biggest events of many small town summers, especially in Hancock County. These events often include games, food, and music (just to name a few).
However, fun is not the only reason these festivals are important. Hometown festivals bring together every generation, ranging from those who have grown up in the village to those who are still growing. Parents and grandparents get to watch as their kids and grandkids enjoy the same experiences they once did and they’ll get to feel that lovely feeling of nostalgia. People could also enjoy watching how the younger generations enjoy changes in festivals with the times as much as the things that stayed the same.
Take the Arlington Village Festival for example. When asked, many of the older residents of Arlington remember homemade noodles being a big part of their festival, while the younger residents of Arlington may remember more of the games they play and the food trucks all around. Older residents will also get to see the younger ones enjoy the new sports zone added to the festival this year as well.
My personal experience with the Arlington Festival finally hit its peak this year as I got to make a video to advertise a new addition to the festival! While that on its own was a lot to look forward to, I will also be taking videos for another part of the festival this year. So watch out for a girl asking you to tell the camera what your favorite part of the festival is! Besides all of this stuff, I enjoy the food and time with friends I get out of the festival (especially the food).
So when the festival in your town comes around, think about stopping by! Whether it be for nostalgia, food, games, memories, all of the above, or none of the above!