The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with United Community Bank, hosted the 29th Annual Acorn Festival on September 8th. The goal of this year’s festival was to offer more opportunities for local families and local businesses than ever before. An additional vendor space was created in partnership with Johnston Health to offer the very first Acorn Festival Business Expo. This addition doubled the amount of vendor opportunities for local businesses. Other areas of the festival also experienced tremendous growth including offering carnival games and additional inflatables in the Huebner Family McDonald’s Kid Zone and a larger Car and Tractor showing than in year’s past in the OPW Retail Fueling Antique Car and Tractor Cruise In. The festival also hosted a successful artisan market in the Barbour’s Grove Park along with live music throughout the day.
Amber England, Four Oaks Chamber Director, was pleased by the larger crowds than in year’s past. “We worked to grow our festival this year so that we could bring larger crowds to the Four Oaks area. This event is an important time for our local businesses to connect with the surrounding community. Four Oaks businesses have so much to offer the community and this was a great time for local families to learn more about them.
In addition to the support of United Community Bank, the Acorn Festival is also made possible through the support of The Town of Four Oaks, the Johnston County Visitors Bureau, Country Superstars 102.3, Huebner Family McDonald’s, OPW Retail Fueling, and Johnston Health.