Despite weather Summerfest a hit

WILTON – It was a gray morning Saturday, but many people came to stroll among the tents along Main Street, look at the wide variety of arts and crafts and listen to music.

A passing shower at noon forced people into the main tent for a while, but didn’t seem to dampen enthusiasm.

The street fair presented a place for many nonprofits and public service groups to present their programs – from Souhegan Valley Rides and the Historical Society, to a summer reading program at the Wilton Public-Gregg Free Library, the new Fire Department utility vehicle and the chance to try a mini massage. Handmade crafts included jewelry, fine art, and wooden boxes.

And there was, of course, food, and live music all day, including American Idol finalist Alex Preston.

The fun ended with children’s activities at Carnival Hill and at dark with fireworks.

The event was sponsored by Main Street Association.