How about ALL of the above, except for a men's show; they already have the car show.(LOL)Just kidding, as long as it's at the CC, it's ok. LOL.<quoted text>You're my type of a person. What type of a festival would you like to see. I have an inside that we may be getting a new president of the Art's Council. The present director is very nice, but new ideas are what are welcome right now. I have organized festivals for artists, craftspeople, and musicians which have given many young people, retired people, and unemployed people a way to represent what they can do. I have volunteered as of this week to work for free on organizing festivals, probably at the Civic Center, who also has new management and is looking for new things, too. It has been suggested that a Father's Day or Men's Show be organized sort of on the basis of the Women's Show at the Merchandise Mart in Charlotte, only for men. A Black History Month Celebration, A Fall Festival, Native American month show which would also be at a time to cover the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons and a Spring Show that would focus on outdoor things, home decorating, plants, and other arts and crafts that would intertwine. What is your input?
You mentioned being in NY. Up there, they have street festivals and/or block parties. The food, oh my, don't get me started. True I didn't care for everything, but I loved trying new things that are unattainable here,(though that's getting better) and just experiencing the different cultures is so enjoyable.
Years ago, Hickory had an International kind of thing at the fairgrounds. In addition to the different foods,(German, Italian, Greek, African, French, and even Scottish) they had their music, with dance performances on stage, in their native costumes. There was even a horse show. It was wonderful, and I vowed to go back every year, but to my knowledge, it's never been repeated. With the influx of different nationalities, it's getting so that this could be feasible here. I'd love to see something like that here. Best way I know to teach Geography to our kids/grandkids.
Everyone loves crafts and music. The live bands on the square during the summer are a welcomed change. Great to see people on the streets on Friday evenings.
Oh!(see how excited I'm getting? LOL) And, other than Cherokee, N.C,'s rich history of Native American life is being neglected imo. I would love to see a festival on the streets of Lenoir, or elsewhere, dedicated to educating all of us on that. Food, crafts, demonstrations of how things were done in early times, games that NA children played, are good.
I also love the idea of a Spring festival. I'm interested in home decor, etc. also. I do faux painting, and love seeing what others do in that area, via sample boards, pictures, etc. Whew! Aren't you sorry you asked?(LOL)