Despite temperatures eclipsing 90 degrees,  crowds could be seen enjoying Aberdeen’s Spring Spree Saturday.

In the heart of Aberdeen, the community came together during the 8th annual festival held in the downtown area.

Local vendors lined the streets selling jewelry, crafts, handcrafted soaps, custom furniture and more. 


Vendor’s row at the 8th annual Aberdeen Spring Spree.

Owner of Volunteer Woodshop, John Gay, proudly displayed his talented creations. “We make everything from barn doors to beds,” said John. “We make custom furniture out of real wood. We also specialize in wooden flags, either burned or painted.”

To see John’s latest work, please click here.


Craftsman and owner of Volunteer Woodshop, John Gay.

There were activities for young and old alike.

Children enjoyed a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable slides, and there was a Kidz Art Zone that featured face, rock and house painting, along with poster art.


 Having fun on the inflatable slide ~ Sandhills Sentinel.

Of course, there was live entertainment to the delight of the crowd. The lineup included MikeMickXer, Dead City Symphony, and Mark McKinney & Co.

To satisfy the crowd’s hunger and thirst, some of the best local food trucks were parked at the festival such as Up in Smoke Bar-B-Que, Rome N’ Round, and Nathan’s Hot Dogs.

Another great job by Downtown Aberdeen.  


Mark McKinney & Co. performing at Aberdeen’s Spring Spree ~ Sandhills Sentinel.




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