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/EINPresswire.com/ Haymarket, Virginia - September 14, 2012 -- Parade, crafts, great foods, trolleys, choo-choo train, ponies, chicks & ducks and more…. What else could you ask for to make a great Haymarket Day celebration? How about Hot Air Balloon Rides, a Hamburger Eating Contest, miniature NASCAR Racing, and an actual NASCAR Racecar, PEVs Paint Ball area, and music by Virginia Blend, & The Back In Time Band and groups featured at the Deja Brew Stage like AKA, Tom Maxwell, Joel Kaiser, Jamie Pyles, The Lonsome Hombres and Choice of Getaway. There will be four stages for your musical entertainment, food vendors lining the street, a beer garden and much, much more.
The one half square mile town of Haymarket, Virginia bursts
forth every year on the third Saturday of September. The main street is closed to traffic for the day and following a country style parade, town residents and visitors alike can walk down the center of Washington St. enjoying good food, juried crafts, music, friendly vendors and the enjoyment of good neighbors.
Also the Haymarket Regional Food Bank will be open to receive food donations. "We are very happy to have the opportunity to do some good while having a fun event at the same time", says Gene Swearingen, Town Manager of Haymarket.
The Parade begins at 9:30 am. Awards will be given for Best Float, Most Original Float, Best Performance, and Mayor's Choice. After the parade, local businesses display their wares, local restaurants offer Haymarket culinary delights, music groups, D.J.s, dance groups, clowns and people fill the streets. Local music groups will perform throughout the day as well as dancers, exercisers, and singing choral groups. The smell of hot dogs and hamburgers will fill the air coming from Shawn Foster's famous well-seasoned Grille. You can stop by Giuseppe's Ristorante for drinks from his Tiki bar or great eats from his grill.
Haymarket's 2012 events are managed by a private company, Spend The Day In Haymarket. 2012's Main Event Sponsor for all events is The Fauquier Bank. "We are grateful to The Fauquier Bank and our other sponsors for supporting Haymarket events throughout the year." said Gerry Kennedy, President of Spend The Day in Haymarket. Kim Kennedy Ingalls, Event Organizer & Director of Spend The Day In Haymarket, added "We are particularly pleased this year to support SMA research and the Haymarket Regional Food Bank while putting on a great event in a friendly family atmosphere. We are also very pleased to honor the memory of Alan Gossom, a true gentleman who spent his life in Haymarket quietly doing good for others."
Haymarket, founded in 1799, is an incorporated town in Virginia, lying in the western portion of Prince William County. Haymarket encompasses one half square mile and has a population of 1,250. Haymarket is replete with history and sits on the 175 mile historical trail, Journey Through Hallowed Ground, which runs from Gettysburg, Pa. to Charlottesville, Va. The Town of Haymarket is governed by a Mayor and Town Council consisting of six members. www.townofhaymarket.org
About Spend The Day in Haymarket
Spend The Day in Haymarket is a privately held company whose charter is to make people aware of Haymarket retail and business offerings, as well as the delightful atmosphere of this small historic town and to support its economic development. The organization works with the Town of Haymarket and local business to increase awareness and participation in Historic Haymarket.
For additional information, contact Kim Kennedy Ingalls, Director 'Spend The Day In Haymarket', P.O. Box 546, Haymarket, Va. 20168; phone 703 201 2098; email email@example.com