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Festival of Spring slated for Saturday

Page News and Courier

LURAY ― “Lucky No. 13” will serve as a focal point this Saturday when thousands pack the streets of of Downtown Luray on the 13th day of May during the 13th annual Festival of Spring.

Billed as “our biggest festival yet” by Luray officials, the spring event will feature more than 100
vendors, as well as entertainment, games and food.

Festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. on Luray's Main Street and will continue throughout the day. Festival-goers can catch live musical performances at the PAL plaza, where guests can sample an assortment of refreshments and local and regional talent.

Food vendors and picnic tables will fill other areas of the Downtown District, where hungry festival-goers can find both savory and sweet creations.

Kids can head over to Ruffner Plaza to an extended children's area, including a rock-climbing wall, barrel train and zip line rides, moon bounces, face painting, and carnival games with prizes. The Page County Railroad Club will also be at Ruffner Plaza with a model train display.

Other events include:
• “Django” the Monkey, featuring Jerry “Monkey Man” Brown, at Ruffner Plaza.
• A dfrisbee competition beginning at noon.
• Duck races along the Hawksbill Creek at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
• A Maypole event at 11:30 a.m. at the main traffic light, near Luray United Methodist Church.
• A “BBQ and Bluegrass” event at the Luray Fire Hall beginning with food at 11 a.m. and followed by entertainment at noon.

Following the festival, festivities will continue until 7 p.m. at PAL's Ruffner Plaza, featuring live music by “County Line.”

The 13th annual Festival of Spring will run until 4 p.m. Main Street will be closed from Hawksbill Street to the railroad tracks during the festival and about an hour before and after the event begins and ends. About 5,000 people are expected at the rain-or-shine event. General admission is free.




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