GREENFIELD — The Pennsy Trail Art and Music Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The free-admission event is the biggest fundraiser for the Mental Health Partners of Hancock County, and organizers are hoping a few changes to the annual gathering will make its 14th year more popular with residents.
Here are three things you need to know about the 2016 festival:
The festival takes place along the Pennsy Trail, as it has in years past, but organizers have moved the location to a larger and more visible portion of the trail, near the intersection with American Legion Place in the shadow the Hancock County Courthouse. Kim Hall, director of Metal Health Partners, said the participating artists are excited about the additional foot traffic through the new location.
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2. Timing tweak
The 2016 festival is taking place later in the summer, and organizers are hopeful the new date will bring larger crowds to the event, Hall said. The festival was traditionally conducted at the end of June but conflicted with the Hancock County 4-H Fair.
3. Hometown hits
Many of the artists, food vendors and the entertainer scheduled during the day-long festival are county residents.
Each act is set to perform for 45 minutes.
Noon: Wilkerson Dance
1 p.m.: Danny Harrison and the Lost Creek Boys blue grass band
2 p.m.: Aidan Sturgeon, solo vocalist
3 p.m.: Craig Moore, solo vocalist
4 p.m.: Sydney Paige, solo vocalist
5 p.m.: Harrison Kern, solo vocalist
WHAT: Pennsy Trail Art Fair and Music Festival
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 6
WHERE: The Pennsy Trail near American Legion Place and the Courthouse Annex