“We had our first full year of Foster Fest events and are excited with the overwhelming support of the Wiregrass community. This year was the event’s first real test and we proved our residents were primed for social events in the heart of the Circle City – Dothan Downtown,” explained Jill Williams, Executive Director of The Downtown Group. “Each festival showed a significant increase in attendance. In May, we estimated 4,000 attendees and it’s grown every month—we expect around 6,000 folks for tomorrow night’s final event of the 2013 season. It will be our biggest event of the year.”
Each Foster Fest features classic cars, live music, arts & craft vendors, food and extended shopping hours at Foster merchants on the 100 block of North and South Foster Streets. A “best in show” vehicle will be chosen by event organizers with the winner receiving a $50 prize and announced on WESP 102.5 the Q around 7:50pm.
October’s live band is popular Random-Ax, a four-man group covering musicians like John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton. Random-Ax is featured on the Coleman World Group stage on the 100 block of South Foster. More live music from The Good for Nothin Band will be located in the Porter Park pavilion.
A kids play area featuring an inflatable and sidewalk chalk is available in Porter Park located on the 100 block of North Foster. The Dothan Fire Department will be on hand to give tours of a working fire engine.
The DTG, located in Dothan, AL, is the marketing arm for Dothan Downtown, focusing on building community awareness and participation downtown.