Families turn out for fun at Vienna’s Freedom Festival

Lalia Rhodes, 7, battles her cousin Nate Richards, 13, in bumper cars at the Freedom Festival. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

VIENNA — The Grand Central Mall parking lot and Spencer’s Landing in Vienna were packed full of people and fun all Saturday.

This year, the Friends of Vienna group set to work organizing the Freedom Festival.

The family friendly event was organized as an affordable way to bring the community together during the holiday weekend.

The festival had food trucks, an antique car show, carnival rides, live music and more activities for all ages to enjoy.

From 6-10 p.m. hot air balloon rides were offered for $10 a person.

Atlee Minney, 2, finishes an obstacle course at the Freedom Festival in Vienna Saturday. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

The main act Saturday was Homefree, who performed from 8:30 to 10 p.m. and the evening wrapped up with a large firework production.

“I think this is something special for the city of Vienna and the Mid-Ohio Valley,” said Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp. “I also think it’s wonderful to put this event on for the first-time while the mall celebrates 50 years in the community.”

Madeline Scarborough can be reached at mscarborough@newsandsentinel.com

From 6-10 p.m. hot air balloon rides were offered for $10 a person at Spencer’s Landing. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

Events wrapped up Saturday night with a large firework production behind the Grand Central Mall. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)


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