Vendors from as far away as Mobile and Clanton are scheduled to attend the June Fling on June 2.
The fling will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Oneonta and will have something interesting for all ages.
Arts and crafts vendors are in great supply this year. Booths will be set up for handmade jewelry, oil paintings, stained glass, quilts from the Blount County Quilter’s Guild, and more.
Jack and Jill Inflatables will be providing inflatable slides, bouncing houses, and dunking booths for children, and stomachs will not go hungry during June Fling. O’So Good Barbecue will have a booth set up as well as the Blount County Cattleman’s Association who will be selling rib-eye steak sandwiches.
Musical entertainment will begin at 9 a.m. and include performances by:
The Backwoods Boys Bluegrass Band – 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Ladies of Faith – 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Molly Thompson – 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Stuart Sanders – 11 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Jeremy Lesley Band and Randy Beason – noon
Students of the Neely Arts Center will also be performing.
“Our main goal is to draw people to the city and to let people know that Oneonta exists,” said Towanna Robbins, secretary of the Oneonta Business Association, “It lets people know that Main Street still exists and helps our city as a whole because it draws people from all around.”
In the past 3000 – 5000 people have attended June Fling, and Robbins says they are hoping for the same number this year.
Already 85 vendors are scheduled to attend, but 30 booths are still available. Vendors can pay at the gate on the morning of the fling. The cost to purchase a booth is $50. Vendor set up time is from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. and all vehicles must be removed from the street by 8 a.m. The barricades will not be removed until 4 p.m. due to safety reasons, according to Robbins.
June Fling is sponsored by the Oneonta Business Association.