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19 Responses to “What is your favorite part of the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival?”

  1. Debbie Henthorn

    How true – I can understand how four days out of 365 can make or break a business.

  2. bob

    why does it take a festivial once a year for to go downtown where there are nice stands a decent food to eat why cant it be that way all-year round people seem to enjoy going downtown when theres something down there to do for instance- a shop that you can go to to get a nice slice of pizza a cold beer and entertainment why cant we get some decent shops on main street like it use to be then maybe people would come back downtown instead of once a year

  3. Dorothy

    Only cranky people would complain about the traffic and congestion. It’s three or four days, not a month or two, folks! Enjoy the hustle and bustle instead of complaining about it. Try not to think of just yourself and instead concentrate on how this benefits the entire community.

  4. DowntownBusinessOwner

    I’m so happy to see the end! Now my customers can get to my store again! *Please move the festival to MEMORIAL PARK*

  5. Cricket65

    I’m a little embarrassed to say that after living in the area for almost 20 years, this was my first visit to the Dan Emmett Festival. I think my favorite part was talking to and meeting people in the community that I normally wouldn’t meet. I enjoyed the music and can’t remember the last time I spent a Sunday afternoon sitting under a tree on the square.

  6. jj

    This is a fantastic event for this community. Where else do you get to see big time acts for free? As to parking I have always found very easy and close parking in the lot where the old sheriff’s office was ( hope I still can after posting this!) and I go up a block or two to Sugar, for example, and get through the area fairly quickly. There are ways to cope.

  7. RSK #1

    It is a wonderful festival that has alot of hard work put into it. Other towns in central Ohio should take notes. It brings the community together!

  8. Reenactor

    The reason it’s held in town is to boost business for all the small shops, restaurants and historical sights on main street. They see hardly any business at all most of the time. Dan Emmett brings in a lot of new customers from out of town, gives them a chance to put their wares out on the street where they are more visible and the chance to appeal to clientelle that otherwise wouldn’t be interested in walking in the store. It’s meant to be a boon to local businesses that otherwise suffer because of the heavy traffic through that part of town.

  9. jean

    Why would the officials have 2 groups with the same type of music? There are big bands that are not really expensive, maybe some country western type. Nice to see all the people enjoy the downtown area.

  10. Diana

    The flower show was real nice and the carol dance kids were so cute

  11. ccrider

    I’m also glad to see it end. It blocks traffic flow and causes major congestion. There’s no parking without taking the chance of being towed or getting a parking ticket. Why don’t they move these kinds of things to the parks? There’s a lot more parking spaces, more room, and it doesn’t block the whole down town area. It makes real hard to get to work for a lot of people who have to drive through town.

  12. Lynn

    I love Phil Dirt and the Dozers and sometimes the Saturday night entertainment.

  13. Jon

    Watching all the kids perform. There is considerable local young talent. It was good to see that promoted.