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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Annual Dogwood Festival Takes Place This Weekend

The weekend gets off to an early start tomorrow as the 79th annual Dogwood Festival begins high atop Greenfield Hill in Fairfield. The event, which is traditionally held on Mother's Day weekend, draws people from all over the Northeast. From its humble beginnings on a card table that displayed handmade aprons and similar items three-quarters of a century ago, the Festival has grown into an event which attracts thousands each year.

Every year, the festival offers an opportunity for all to share the beauty of the historic hill. I've been at Greenfield Hill to provide LIVE weather reports a number of times to promote the Dogwood Festival, and it seems that rain has always been in the forecast just about every year. This year, Mother Nature is delivering a fairly quiet weekend. Sunshine will mix with clouds tomorrow and Sunday, with a slight threat of a shower or two each afternoon, especially Sunday.

Have a good weekend.