Romeo Peach Festival 2017 Writeup and Photos Below
Romeo Michigan Peach Festival 2017 We spent most of the day Saturday in Romeo, MI, attending the annual peach festival, or "Peachfest.'' The festival has been going on for 86 years. We usually go, but this year we stayed a while. We documented it with quite a few photos, so keep on scrolling and you’ll find them after this writeup.
First we stopped at VereIlen's to buy peach-based cinnamon and mapIe-glazed donuts, an apple pie with caramel topping, a peach pie, a box of peaches, some jelly, and a bottle of apple butter. That's right, we hadn't eaten before we stopped there. After getting maple frosting all over ourselves and the car we headed towards town. Our first stop was Frontier Town; a quaint shopping outpost that looks straight out of the old west, with lumber buildings and pillared boardwalks to support the overhanging roof. There was a nearly unimaginable number of cars and people, so we ended up parking on some vacant lot back behind the place. The shops are filled with crafts, candy, art and a variety of other things. Due to the festival, there were also craft tents filling all the available space on the land out front. We loitered around here quite a while and took a bunch of photos, some of which are below, and bought a few things. Then we were off to downtown Romeo. The streets were packed, but oddly we immediately found a parking spot right where we wanted to be, across the street from Younger’s Irish Tavern and about a block from an antique store. As usual, we went antique shopping first and encountered the only unfriendliness during the festival, from the cashier. We shopped there anyway and made the best of it, because we always shop there.
After the antiques, we went to Younger’s Irish Tavern and had some really good food, as usual, then we walked down to one of the festival grounds where all sorts of tents and vendors were set up to sell crafts, food, etc., there was a lot to see and we spent quite a while there. It was a long walk (for us anyway) and on the way back we were wondering how long we would have had to wait for one of the trolleys servicing the festival to pick us up.
We had already glimpsed it but, as we crossed one of the streets near our car, we saw a full-fledged carnival going on a couple of blocks down the road. So off we went. We walked the whole thing, but controlled ourselves and didn’t ride any rides, what with me being cowardly and all.
We had a really great day in Romeo and we encourage anyone who enjoys festivals to show up next year and say “Hi” if you see us there, because that’s where we will be.