Burke Fall Foliage Festival

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burke fall foliage BURKE - The Fall Foliage Festival is the biggest event for the town of Burke annually. This year was no different; in fact, it was arguably the largest turnout in the festival's history. The gathering took place on Saturday, September 28th and the day spanned throughout nine hours with a variety of activities.

There was a little something for everybody, with the kids enjoying attractions such as the rubber duck race and the horse-drawn wagon rides. Adults involved themselves with the parade which began at 10 a.m., as well as the beer and wine tent.

 

To assist in funding for the festival, this year the town received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. Burke Chamber of Commerce Trustee Tim Tierney commented, "It's a great way for local civic clubs to get involved, and because of the great weather and marketing, the event was a huge success."

67 vendors were in town during the day, and there were musical performances by Tritium Well and Chickweed featuring Linda Warnaar. Joe Kasprzak received the Burke Citizen of the Year award for his instrumental involvement and volunteering within the community.

Even with such a positive turnout in 2013, Tierney also added, "We're hoping to connect with more neighbors and incorporating businesses to make the festival bigger come next year."

A tradition than began back in 1987, the festival never ceases to disappoint the community and people it serves.