Queen's Ribbon Cutting Kicks off "Weekend in the Park"

- WINCHESTER, Va. - Saturday's beautiful weather made it perfect for Apple Blossom's "Weekend in the Park," a two-day event held at Jim Barnett Park.

It has been a traditional family fun extravaganza. More than 15,000 people attend, but nothing kicks it off the right way without the queen's ribbon cutting.

"It's a Weekend in the Park tradition and it signifies that this is the official start of the Arts and Crafts Show for the weekend," said Sharon Thomas, co-chair of Weekend in the Park.

Right when everyone gradually walks into the park, the first thing they react to is the steamy carnival food that lingers to everyone's noses.

"I love the carnival food because I am a huge funnel cake fan and this is the great place to get them," said Trae Vickers, co-chair of Weekend in the Park.

Saturday was the Arts and Crafts Show where 110 artisans from all over the United States came to sell their handmade products.

Thomas added, "I'm a crafter so I love to see what people are doing."

Many people sported their pink and green to get into the spirit. There was no doubt in anyone's mind the spring weather made it even better.

Vickers added," It's such a gorgeous spring day, so it's perfect weather for great carnival food and wonderful arts and crafts, and all kinds of fun stuff."

The event will be held again Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. at the park. There will be a Classic Car Show and Children's Fun Day taking place.

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