Good times in Easley

By: By Kasie Strickland - kstrickland@championcarolinas.com
American Legion Post 52 members hanging out at the Spring Fling/Family Unity Festival.
They’re not lying, their kettle corn really was crazy good.
Good times in Old Market Square.
Seriously, how cool is this kid?

EASLEY — It was double the fun in Old Market Square on Saturday when the annual Spring Fling teamed up with the family Unity Festival after being rained out last week.

Event goers turned up from across the Upstate to peruse the market filled with fresh fruits and veggies, arts and crafts, awesome music, jewelry booths and one of the best pork-chop sandwiches this reporter has ever tasted.

Seriously, it was delicious.

Music echoed all through the downtown area and it was nearly impossible to weave your way in between the booths without breaking into some sort of dance.

“This is pretty cool, I just moved here and I’ve never hung out in downtown Easley,” said Thomas McNutt who recently moved to S.C. from Toledo, Ohio. “Beautiful day for it too — the sun’s out, nice breeze. Do you have any idea how cold it still is in Ohio? This is way better,” he joked.

Latesha Williams agreed.

“I come every year to the Family Unity Festival and this has been one of my favorite years,” she said. “I didn’t know that the farmer’s market was going to be here too, this is nice.”

The Spring Fling kicks off the 2018 Farmer’s Market season which will be held weekly in the parking lot in front of City Hall.

American Legion Post 52 members hanging out at the Spring Fling/Family Unity Festival.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_043.jpgAmerican Legion Post 52 members hanging out at the Spring Fling/Family Unity Festival. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

They’re not lying, their kettle corn really was crazy good.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_044.jpgThey’re not lying, their kettle corn really was crazy good. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Good times in Old Market Square.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_059.jpgGood times in Old Market Square. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Seriously, how cool is this kid?
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_065.jpgSeriously, how cool is this kid? Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Dancing all the way home …
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_067.jpgDancing all the way home … Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Easley Mayor Larry Bagwell having a good time with some friends at Saturday’s combined festivals held at Old Market Square.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_076.jpgEasley Mayor Larry Bagwell having a good time with some friends at Saturday’s combined festivals held at Old Market Square. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Benjamin showing his little brother Samuel how the water fountain works.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_110.jpgBenjamin showing his little brother Samuel how the water fountain works. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

Beautiful day to get out and enjoy the festivals!
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_119.jpgBeautiful day to get out and enjoy the festivals! Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

NikLea Designs featured giant-sized board games and a cool water table to entertain the kiddos.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_122.jpgNikLea Designs featured giant-sized board games and a cool water table to entertain the kiddos. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress
Community turns out in droves for the Spring Fling and Family Unity Festival.

By Kasie Strickland

kstrickland@championcarolinas.com

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.