Community Celebrates 50 Years of Colorfest

Community Celebrates 50 Years of Colorfest

People from across the Four State area and beyond were in Frederick County, Maryland this weekend for a tradition in its 50th year.
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - The Catoctin Colorfest is in its 50th year and the annual tradition brings people from across the Four State area and beyond to Thurmont.  Some vendors say the rain didn’t keep customers away this year.

We've doing excellent at the show even with the weather,“ says Linda Abessino, a Colorfest vendor from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Those who braved the rain say even though they don’t live in Thurmont, it feels like home when they come, that’s why they continue to support the local economy by attending Colorfest.

The economy is rough and you know, local vendors we're trying to support the area as best as we can, and help the local vendors,” says attendee Stephen Price.

I'm form Central America and this my first time here. I think it is wonderful, there are a lot of beautiful things, and it's really hard to choose what to buy. It's actually a good way to support the local economy ,” says attendee Paola Garrido.

Hundreds of vendors lined the street, selling their goods and arts. Everything from dog bones, to clothing, and holiday and home décor brings this community and communities beyond together in Thurmont year after year.

We've been coming here about ten years and we just love this town, its very quant we like everything about it, [and] the customers we see the same people every year,” says Abessino.

Organizers say Colorfest began as a nature walk among locals, and evolved into an arts and crafts show tradition that attracts thousands from across the country.

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