Heritage Festival attracts local families with forty vendors and attractions

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer

The annual Mason Heritage festival brought the city together with cultural food and activities this past weekend.

On September 16, downtown Mason was decorated for the parade which started at 10 a.m., followed by food vendors, exhibitors, and kids activities. Live music started at noon with the Refranes, followed by Jason Owens later that day. The Heritage festival attracts a large crowd, mostly families of young children. Attendee Andrew Neal said he particularly enjoyed the food.

“There are a lot of good booths out here, and the food is nice,” said Andrew Neal. “Seems like everybody is having a good time.”

Considering the festival’s audience, activities included: crafts, carnival games, inflatables, rock climbing, and more. Forty different food vendors were scatter around the block.

“I think the turnout is great,” said a Mason Community Center representative. “We have a lot of kids and a lot of families, and we try to cater it to that group.”

The Heritage festival will continue in years to come, creating a fun environment for new families each time. Many of those who attended are excited for next year.

“My family usually goes every year,” said Neal, “I am looking forward to coming again.”

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Click on an aerial image below to see the landscape of the Heritage Festival.

Photos by Staff Writers Jacob Brase and Yogesh Patel.