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Vintage Fest brings nostalgic novelties to Downtown Romeo

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In the mood for some old fashioned fun? Visit Downtown Romeo during the village’s third annual Vintage Fest for a taste of nostalgia on June 8.

The festival, held during the annual Romeo garage sale weekend, has a fresh look this year, with a new logo and additional events planned, but the retro spirit continues.

It got its start in 2022, when former intern Madison Roush wanted to bring back the spirit of the past and get patrons outside dancing and having fun. The community loved it, and the festival has continued – and evolved – since then. “The hope is to continue to grow the event every year,” says Romeo DDA Board Member Kathy Osebold.

Family-friendly additions this year include children’s activities in Romeo Village Park. Kids can get some energy out in the bounce house and obstacle course, see entertainment from a magician, get face painting and take pictures with the Peach Queen.

Street vendors will be on-site offering various handmade wares. A D.J. will spin on South Main Street from noon to 6 p.m., with live music in The Northern Macomb Regional Chamber of Commerce’s adult beverage tent kicking off at 6 p.m. and playing until 9 p.m.

Alongside the classic car show, the fest is seeking vintage camper owners who want to show off their travel trailers.

“In addition to spending time exploring our streets for the many garage sales, people will have a chance to come downtown to see some great cars, listen to great music, explore our shops and restaurants, and just have a fantastic day,” says Vintage Fest Volunteer Sharon Smith.