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The 10th Annual Cider Days will kickoff on Historic Walnut Street at 10 am on Saturday September 15th. It will feature many artists and crafters from across the area in addition to other events for the whole family. KSMU's Joe Morgan spoke with the Festival Manager and has more.
Many artists and crafters will be in Springfield the weekend of September 15th and 16th to participate in the 10th Annual Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street. Festival Manager for the Urban Districts Alliance Erin Russell explains what this year's Cider Days will bring.
Russell says that many area citizens look forward to this festival that represents to them the start of fall. She says that Cider Days is an important festival for Springfield and the surrounding community.
Russell says that one of the festival's most creative areas is the "row of crows" also called The Scarecrow Village. She says the scarecrows offer the community a chance to unite and share creative energy, spirit and pride.
The new addition to Cider Days this year is the first annual "Paint Out." Russell says artists will compete against one another by painting or drawing directly on the streets for visitors to enjoy.
Russell says, like every year, the Urban Districts Alliance is hoping for cooperation from Mother Nature.
If you would like more information on Cider Days or would like to volunteer, there will be a link along with this story at ksmu.org. For KSMU News, I'm Joe Morgan.