Sugar Loaf Festival Brings Big Crowds
The Sugar Loaf Festival lucked out last weekend, as cloudy skies and bits of sunshine kept the weather comfortable for fairgoers, making it one of the most successful festivals in the hamlet in recent years.
It was, as usual, a striking mix of young and old, jeans shorts and tee’s, ties and summer dresses, with many bringing their exceptionally well-trained pups who seemed to be nearly as happy to see and visit fellow canines as their owners were happy to reconnect with old friends.
Dozens of tents spanned the hamlet streets, and despite extra planning for parking in an extended area past the Sugar Loaf Engine Company, space ran out during peak hours and vehicles starting parking along both sides of Kings Highway.
Booths were inventive. Adding to the more usual second-hand clothing, knit hats, jewelry and beautiful woodwork designs were puppets, ponies, Halloween themed items, henna tattoos plus a popular stand that made Magic Wands, not to mention food court delicacies galore.