A Hometown Tradition

If it’s the weekend after Labor Day then its time for the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival! Growing up, I looked forward to going to the Popcorn Festival every year. It was one of my favorite things about living in Beavercreek. The city closes off Dayton-Xenia Rd for the weekend and the street is lined with booths full of food, crafts, and popcorn from local vendors and small businesses. When I was young, I looked forward to getting myself a new halo crown and making sand art to take home. In high school, when I was in marching band, we would perform Sunday morning every year and then get to spend the rest of the day enjoying the festivities. At one end of the street was a small stage where there are performances all day long and at the other end is the fire truck carrying the American flag which always makes for beautiful pictures.

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As a parent, I now get to share that tradition with the girls. We took them to the festival this year to grab some popcorn, dog treats for Luna, and to walk around for a bit. Callie, of course, loved the kettle corn and funnel cake. Shortly before we left, we watched the Elvis impersonator and Callie grabbed hand to take up towards the stage to get a closer look and dace a little. About 5 minutes later she a meltdown and it was time to go and get the girls to bed. I’m excited to be able to take the girls every year so they can experience the Popcorn Festival just like I did.

Here are some more of my favorite shots from our night at the festival!

Film Stock: Fuji 400 H | Film Lab: PhotoVision

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