Miamisburg spring festival back on for 2022

Spring Fest in the Burg is scheduled to take place from May 20 to May 22, 2022, at Riverfront Park, 3 N. Main St., Miamisburg. CONTRIBUTED
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Spring Fest in the Burg is scheduled to take place from May 20 to May 22, 2022, at Riverfront Park, 3 N. Main St., Miamisburg. CONTRIBUTED

A family-friendly community festival that was canceled this year and last because of the pandemic is set to return in 2022.

Spring Fest in the Burg is scheduled to take place from May 20 to May 22, 2022, at Riverfront Park, 3 N. Main St., Miamisburg. The nonprofit community arts festival raises money to give back to the community.

The first Spring Fest, in 2019, raised enough money to support many local causes such as the Miamisburg Community Foundation, Acoustapalooza, the Miamisburg Kindness Rocks Garden, the Dugout Club and the Oregon District Relief Fund.

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Festival co-chair Devon Douglas said she and her husband Dan wanted to create an event after hearing that Miamisburg’s annual “spring fling,” a near 30-year event, was going away after 2018.

“Dan and I were heartbroken at the news and had the wild idea that maybe we could continue the festival ourselves,” Douglas said. “We met with the city and held the first ever Spring Fest in the Burg in 2019. It was super successful and a ton of fun for the community and we got great feedback.”

They were ready to go again in 2020 when COVID hit.

“When the city said we can proceed with Spring Fest 2022, we were ecstatic,” Douglas said. “We had tons of vendors reaching out over the past two years and we are really curating our artisan craft show this year and revamping the layout.”

The event is preceded May 19 by a pub crawl in downtown Miamisburg, which now has its own outdoor drinking district. The crawl offers prizes donated by participating businesses. Douglas said they are working with the city “to see how we can incorporate the DORA into our event.”

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The festival starts at 5 p.m. Friday, May 20 with live music, carnival food, a beer garden and Funtime Carnival, which offers a variety of amusement rides for all ages, according to its website.

Saturday, May 21 starts with the largest parade Miamisburg holds all year at 9:45 a.m. The festival follows from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and features more than 100 artisan crafters, free family activities, a full food court, chalk artists and Funtime Carnival. There will also be live music and entertainment all day.

Sunday, May 22, has everything the previous day has to offer from noon until 6 pm.

Leading up to the festival there will be giveaways at BurgSpringFest accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Applications for Spring Fest in the Burg’s juried craft show are now available here. The event features a limited number of vendors in each category. Spring Fest also is looking for volunteers. For more information, contact burgspringfest@gmail.com.

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