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Event Review: Kent Cornucopia Days Street Fair

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Travis Pittman / KING 5 News

Kent Cornucopia Street Fair


Kent Cornucopia days has grown popular over the years. The 43rd annual Kent Cornucopia Day's celebration was held July 10 -13 2014. These festivities consisted of activities, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. The Kent Cornucopia Festival usually includes a full size carnival (with rides and activities for children), a parade, and a street fair.

The Kent Cornucopia Street fair was named Lions Street fair. This was done in honor of Kent Lion member Wayne Hobbs who is now deceased. This fair, called "hallmark" of the festival featured vendors from all over the US. Starting on July 11 and ending on the 13th, the fair occupied both sides of the streets along 19 city blocks.

There was no fee required to attend the street fair. Although food and items from the booths had to be paid for, people were free to walk around and observe without purchasing anything. Some vendors also gave out free items and samples to people passing by their booths. The street fair featured about 600 booths offering a variety of items. Vendors sold and promoted things like food, handcrafts and commercial items. Vendors were displaying everything from clothing items to stones, and even hygiene products. There were also religious organizations there to spread their messages. There were restaurant booths set up where food could be ordered. There was also a food court area where people were able to sit and dine.

There were a variety of things to keep children entertained. There was water play available. Children were able to splash and run through the water. There were also pet store owners who promoted their stores by bringing some of their animals to the street fair.