COWARTS, Ala. (WDHN) — Family Fun Fest INC. provided a way for Cowarts residents to get out and enjoy themselves during the pandemic by putting on the first Harvest Festival.
“With everything going on in the world today to have an opportunity to provide some genuinely family fun and doing it in an almost safe environment that’s the most exciting thing, Owner Paul Marini said.
To attend the festival, it’s $5 and for kids ten and under it’s free. A festival wristband ranging from $15-20 gives you access to all of the rides for an unlimited amount. The festival is made up of a variety of rides, games, food vendors, special events and yes even a petting zoo which is the largest in the Wiregrass.
Marini says family fun has taken a back seat for the past couple of months and this is a way residents can get a glimpse of normalcy before possibly facing another shutdown due to the spike in covid cases across the state.
The need is there people need to get out we been shut down for eight months. We need to get out we need to do something and we’re gonna do what we need to do until the government tells us we can’t do it no more,” Marini said.
Randy Roland, the mayor of Cowarts says having the festival is a great way to showcase the town.
“We have been locked down for months. Hopefully, people will just come out and enjoy this we would like for them to. Our town now it’s about 2300 population I would like to invite everyone out to see our town. The carnival is sitting on a nice walking trail,” Mayor Roland said.
The festival will take place all week until Saturday behind the city hall and you are required to wear a mask for entry.
To keep up with the festival events each day, click here.