Paintsville’s ‘Downtown Spring Festival’ sees vendors and guests flood downtown streets
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) – The Paintsville “Spring Fling” has been a popular event for nearly 10 years, but officials say this year is a little different.
After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, Paintsville Tourism executive director Jeremiah Parsons said people were thrilled to be back on the city streets for this event with hundreds of people. who showed up on Saturday and Sunday.
“It’s been an event for a few years now, about 10 years now, it was known as ‘Spring Fling’ before, and it’s now called ‘Downtown Spring Festival,'” Parsons said. “It’s been a good response this year, people are coming back, exploring downtown, and people are excited to be back and back on the streets here in Paintsville.”
Some are excited about the event for different reasons. Sisters Madison, Makenna and Natasha Adams have launched their new business startup idea “Three Sisters” which offers all-natural “Lotus” coffee and energy drinks.
“We started getting into it, we were like, ‘Well, maybe we can test it out and see how it performs and go from there, from a business perspective,'” Makenna Adams said. , “and it’s very well done, actually. Surprisingly, it’s very well done.
From new businesses to existing local businesses, people were browsing local stores and restaurants and boosting the local economy.
“There’s a bit of everything happening here and we’ve really expanded and reached out to these small businesses,” Parsons said, “but we’re seeing a resurgence here in Paintsville and trying to build our economic development here in town.”
Madison, Makenna and Natasha Adams also said it was an honor to launch their business at the Downtown Spring Festival and everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time.
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