One of my favorite things about living in Lake Norman NC is the incredible variety of community “festivals” going on all around the state throughout the spring, summer and fall. Like most of our area “festivals”, the Race City Festival held in Historic Downtown Mooresville is a family-friendly event filled with a great variety of booths hosted by artists, local charitable and civic organizations, church groups, delicious foods, creative arts and craft vendors and so much more!
This year’s theme for our “Race City Festival” is “A Celebration of Mooresville Arts and Culture” and it will include 180 booths of food, arts and crafts, businesses and non-profits plus live music and demonstrations.
The festivities begin at 9:00 am on both Main Street and Broad Street and continues through 3 pm. Many local businesses take advantage of the crowds and offer sidewalk sales. In the past there has also been a number of groups selling home-made baked and canned goods.
D.E. Turner’s Hardware always has a great display of traditional red wagons, local root beer and other fun things. And, you can’t miss the refreshing home-made lemonade, funnel cakes, barbecue and kettle corn!
According to Karen Shore of the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce, this year will offer even more booths than in past years. And, a new competition has been added: Our Mooresville-based Carolina Pie Company is hosting a Pie Eating Contest at 2 pm at the company’s booth #144 on Broad Street. There will be two age categories: ages 8-12 and 13 years – adult. Participants must pre-register through the Mooresville Chamber by calling 704.664.3898.
Admission is free and I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 9am – 3pm on Main and Broad Streets in Historic Downtown Mooresville.