Woonsocket Mayor Leo T. Fontaine presents the honorary Key to the City to Thomas Ward, 2011Autumnfest Grand Marshal, and publisher of the Valley Breeze, during a ceremony in his honor at the Bank of America lobby in Woonsocket Tuesday evening.
Autumnfest is an embarresment to the city of Woonsocket. It the same BS every year, The same dirty people come out of the wood work and shame the city.
I don't even bother wasting my time going to Autumnfest anymore, and why should I ? Every year it's the same old vendors along with the same old boring acts. IMO, the acts are getting monotonous and should be replaced with some more up to date current entertainment. Why not let somebody else besides Paul Jacob do the booking for the entertainment for once ?
Although the fest has changed some over the years it is a great family event. The whole weekend takes alot of work and it is done wonderfully.
I do want to say REMOVING THE POND is going to adversely effect the atmosphere at Autumnfest !! The park is highlighted by that pond,,, and I think it is a HUGE mistake for the city to REMOVE THE POND !! Not only because of Autumnfest but in general.
Autumnfest is focused around that pond. That pond was a great place for local families to spend time in the summer. It is as much a PART OF WOONSOCKET HISTORY AS THE MILLS!! Social will NEVER be the same without its OCEAN !! And Autumnfest will NEVER be the same without it!!
The city can find money for new things,,,,,,,, how about finding money to preserve part of OUR HISTORY ??? SAVE SOCIAL OCEAN !!!!!
Autumnfest-Bread and Circus for the masses.Instead of going to Autumnfest,the masses should go to city hall to protest being taxed to death.
Ignorance is bliss i guess.
Why in the world would any one want to go to this so called fest. It is not at all what it used to be . One cannot have fun like in the days gone by . The food court, the beer tent(s) I remeber when there were 3 . you could walk around with a beer or wine . Now if you would like a beer you are treated like a commo criminal. What a joke this AUTUMNFEST has become ! I for on e have not been for many years and do not plan on going ever again .