Since late last week, festival-goers had the chance to enjoy the annual Herndon Festival at a new location.
The festival left its home in downtown Herndon — which was slated to be a construction site by the time the festival came around — for the Northwest Federal Credit Union this year.
Construction is expected to begin soon after plans for downtown were approved in mid-May by the Town of Herndon’s Heritage Preservation Review Board.
It’s unlikely the festival will return to its home in downtown Herndon.
The redevelopment of the town’s core likely will not have enough open space to make the festival happen.
Here’s some more information from the Town of Herndon:
“Once the redevelopment project is complete, town staff will assess what new events or activities will be appropriate and attractive to the community. The Herndon Festival, as we know it today, likely will not return to the downtown area, due to the loss of the open space to host the carnival and considerable number of vendor, sponsor and volunteer booths required.”
Nonetheless, Reston Now wants to know which location you prefer for the festival. Let us know your thoughts below.
Photo via Town of Herndon