- Apr 5, 2008
- Richwood, WV
Well now I'm a bit worried as it has been more than a week since Volant and no one has posted anything.
It was a multitude of things.
The weather was cold and rainy, which translated into No Donuts.
The regular parking area was blocked off and we struggled to find a place so we lost a couple attendees to that, as well as the weather.
COVID really hit some of the businesses on Main St. hard and there were a few that had closed down (tea shop, winery,) and others that were not the same. The Kitchen Shoppe is under new management and is more of a gift shop now.
It was also abnormally busy. Most of the stores were butt to gut and you could barely walk in and look around.
There is also some sort of apparent turmoil between the elders of the town and the fairs and festivals committee. The town council closed the bathrooms by the fire department, there was one small port a potty that we could find for the whole place. The complaint is that the festivals bring too many people and too much traffic to Main St.... ( I would think that bringing money into the town would be more important), but the woman told us it was the older people that lived on the Main Drag that complained the most.
The cheese house and apple castle were fantastic as always and it was great to see everyone! Nothing that happened was the fault of anyone but the changing times. It truly is not as it use to be.
Ashley and I ended up stopping at Ryder's with her parents on the way out and I think we were back to our hotel by 3, so we only spent about an hour in Volant, and didn't buy a thing..
Nonetheless, we still had a good time and always love seeing everyone.