Rising Sun’s Sunfest set to expand this June
Organizers add 53 vendor spaces
— With interest growing in participating in Sunfest, organizers have added 53 new spots for vendors.
“We had 90 spaces as is,” said Vincent Sammons, spokesman for the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce.
Those are the vendor spac-
es in the town parking lot and along North Queen Street. In recent years, East Main Street from South Queen to Walnut streets were used as overflow for other vendors, including family friendly games.
“We have a lot of interested third-party vendors for games,” Sammons said Wednesday.
In total, there were 150 vendors spaces taken for Sunfest 2015. According to Sammons, the chamber gets the bulk of its applications in the month leading up to the June event. There’s an advantage to signing up now though.
“If they want to get free advertising, they need to register now,” Sammons said.
Pre-registration for both Sunfest and the Sunfest Parade can be completed online at www.sunfest.us. Sammons said those participants with websites will have that information shared on the Sunfest site.
This is the 27th year for the annual street festival always held the first Saturday in June. While Rising Sun Idol will return this year, Sammons said there are several new events.
“We’ll have a Tug-O-War: the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce versus the town,” Sammons said.
A pie-eating contest and an old-time baseball game are also slated.
“The game will be held at Rising Sun Middle School when Sunfest is over,” Sammons said.
Zach Vanbergen, a Cub Scout from Rising Sun, participates in the rain gutter regatta at Sunfest 2015. Organizers are looking to expand their offerings at this year’s event.