A beautiful, sunny weekend with temperatures in the upper 70s to mid 80s greeted festival goers at Covington Days.
Organizers from the Covington Lions Club were pleased with the event and like each year they handle coordinating the event, they learn something new according to Judy Swanberg, co-chair of the club’s festival committee.
“Things went very well for the event,” Swanberg said Tuesday. “We didn’t have large crowds, but the flow of people was fairly steady. The food vendors did well and I believe ‘most’ of the other vendors were pleased. The weather was great, maybe a little on the hot side, but at least no rain storm.”
Swanberg said they received good feedback and a number of vendors interested in participating next year.
“We had several people show up on Sunday, who were upset that it was the last day – as they just heard about it,” Swanberg said. “Maybe we need to advertise earlier next year. The entertainment was fantastic. Reptile man is always liked by the kids, Brothers From Different Mothers were a crowd pleaser — they were on America’s Got Talent. And, of course, the main entertainment – Hit Explosion was a great finale on Saturday.”
Kidz Zone was also a highlight, Swanberg said, and “is always a great success with the children and Betty Nomura’s Chalk Art on Saturday and Bubbles on Sunday made for many happy kids.”
A handful of vendors left after Saturday night without warning, Swanberg said, which was a bit of a challenge but another bright spot to balance that out was the carnival.
“Davis Carnival brings a lot of business that would not normally come to an event like this,” she said.
Already the organizers are thinking about Covington Days in 2010 as the Lions Club heads into its sixth year coordinating the festival.
“The committee each year tries to make it better and we will start again in a couple of months,” Swanberg said.