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Germantown Festival

By Kevin Lewter 
One of the longest, continuously run festivals in the area, the 45th annual Germantown Festival provided a free family fun weekend on Sept. 10-11. The festival hosts nearly 400 local and regional artists and craftsmen, offering a wide range of unique items including jewelry, pottery, metal, woodwork, hand-stitched garments, paintings, photography and many other popular and trendy items such as purses, fabrics and garden accessories. It also features the annual Running of the Weenies. PICTURED: A race participant yawns after a hard fought race.

One of the longest, continuously run festivals in the area, the 45th annual Germantown Festival provided a free family fun weekend on Sept. 10-11.

The festival hosts nearly 400 local and regional artists and craftsmen, offering a wide range of unique items including jewelry, pottery, metal, woodwork, hand-stitched garments, paintings, photography and many other popular and trendy items such as purses, fabrics and garden accessories.

It also features the annual Running of the Weenies.

PICTURED: A race participant yawns after a hard fought race.

Photo by Kevin Lewter  One of the highlights of the annual Germantown Festival, the Best Dressed Hot Dog Contest was held prior to the Running of the Weenies Saturday morning at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Arena. The event brings out the creativity of the owners and the costumes delights the crowd as the "Weenies" sport butterfly wings, princess dresses, battle ship masts, etc. and parade their costumes for spectators and judges. The event is sponsored by the Germantown Animal Shelter. PICTURED: Snickers and his Trojan Horse (a stroller adorned with popsicle sticks) won the Best Dressed contest this year.

Photo by Kevin Lewter
One of the highlights of the annual Germantown Festival, the Best Dressed Hot Dog Contest was held prior to the Running of the Weenies Saturday morning at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Arena. The event brings out the creativity of the owners and the costumes delights the crowd as the “Weenies” sport butterfly wings, princess dresses, battle ship masts, etc. and parade their costumes for spectators and judges. The event is sponsored by the Germantown Animal Shelter. PICTURED: Snickers and his Trojan Horse (a stroller adorned with popsicle sticks) won the Best Dressed contest this year.