Myrtle Creek festival a big draw for small town

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- There are lots of festivals going on this summer, but none quite like the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival.

The festivities kicked off on Thursday afternoon with opening ceremonies by the Myrtle Creek Lions Club.

This is the 26th year that group has organized the summer festival.

Entertainment coordinator Ted Romas told KPIC News why this particular event stands out from the rest. "We like to encourage the 'Think local, shop local' concept," he said. "A two and a half day event like this brings a lot of people into town who are from other communities and we really appreciate that."

There were plenty of different performers on stage Friday, from River City R&B to Small Town Rumor playing classic rock and roll.

Festival goers enjoyed all that the different food vendors, craft vendors and businesses had to offer.

Saturday morning highlights included the Main Street parade, kids story time with dancing Disney characters and a spectacular fireworks display to bring the event to a close.