Kingsport's 34th annual Fun Fest celebration was all it was billed to be - and more. We had nine days full of activities, from familiar favorites to six brand new events. Yes, there was plenty of "Fun in the Sun and Under the Stars."
The Mardi Gras celebration heated things up right from the start, and the fun continued throughout the week - despite slightly uncooperative weather. The Fun Fest spirit was not dashed. This year's Sunset Concert Series was one of the finest, and the Eastman Fireworks Spectacular was, well, spectacular.
Fun Festers also celebrated at a number of smaller events this year that were both fun and interesting, including a host of Maker Events, Wellness Events and History Events. All those who attended the events featured in our Fun at the Fest Photo Contest and submitted "selfies" or family photos to us were eligible to win a random drawing with premium Fun Fest Goody Bags as the prize. Winners were awarded in each of the above categories (Maker, Wellness and History events). The premium prize pack includes a Fun Fest backpack, water bottle, coffee cup, sunglasses and cap.
And the winners are...
* History Events: Tonda Strong's selfie taken at A Civil War Evening at Fun Fest
* Maker Events: Abby Gollehon at the Kingsport Mini-Maker Faire. She is the daughter of Stephanie and Michael O'Quin.
* Wellness Events: Michelle, Alex and Heidi Suddeath at Croquet at Allandale.