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WinFest 2011


October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

By Lillian Winkler​
Photos by Lillian Winkler and Jeff Winkler

A little rain didn’t stop those attending the 29th annual Winfest on Sept. 17. Although the crowd was a bit thinner because of the weather, you never heard anyone complain: in fact, the occasional downpour throughout the day seemed to brighten the experiences of those at the event. Kids frolicked, bands played and everyone seemed to have a great time.

​This year the festival featured nine local bands, all of whom volunteered their musical talents and passion with a wide range of instruments including mandolines, guitars, a stand-up bass and even the banjo-like bouzouki. Some of the instruments were handmade by the performers. The folks at Winfest who stuck it out through the rain were rewarded with a cool evening ending in the song “Simple Man” played by Left of Center.

​“I feel that the best part of Winfest is connecting with other musicians and meeting great new people, everyone wants to share and be a friend. Reminds me of the beatles song Imagine” said one attendee.

​Approximately 300-400 people attended and all 200 Winfest t-shirts were sold. Like the past few years, Winfest will graciously donate the proceeds to Winslow Community Meals and area Friends of the Library.



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