Friends, neighbors, and numerous area small businesses kicked back on a jubilant Friday afternoon and evening as Main Street Wellington cut the ribbon on its 16th Annual Cheese Heritage Festival. The three-day event featured attractions and treats for all ages, live music, a parade, cheesecake bake-off, kickball, and a pet costume contest.
This classic Oldsmobile provided a scenic backdrop for festival-goers looking for a bite to eat.
Charlie Kennedy and Jennah Davis of Grafton see a client at their Essential Kneads massage booth.
Courtney and Riley Stucky of Greenwich find what they’re looking for in a sea of stuffed animals.
Nathan Lindemann and Jeff Jones of Brunswick settled things in the bumper ball arena.
The festival featured area vendors such as Preferred Care At Home and Heini’s Cheese.
Five-year-old Lacie Bollin of Wellington got substantial air and performed back flips with a little help from a trampoline.
Mackenzie Saunders already enjoys the Cheese Heritage Festival at 15 months old.
Becky Loughlin, Susan DelCampo, and Kat Dehart of the Wellington Soccer Association.
April Fountain and Cassandra Roberts brought their Bling Boutique shop to the festival from Cleveland.
Donna and Christa Lange didn’t forget to bring some delicious baked goods from Penfield Township.
Seven-year-old Xavier Mickey scales the rock wall and shows off a very cool haircut.
Yvonne Patterson sits between Robbie and Maya Cool as their one-year-old pug Fiona takes a breather.
Stephanie, Kevin, and Kellie Saunders were on hand to talk about Preferred Care At Home on West Herrick Avenue.
Amanda and Matt Imhoff of Wellington fought laughter as they channeled their inner Grant Wood.
You can’t have a Cheese Fest without the cheese, and Heini’s Cheese of Berlin was happy to lend a hand.
Tony Gallo and 800 Degrees Pizza put their cheese and dough to good use.
Julie and Emilee Stolcals peek out from behind some colorful scenery with Lisa Nova.
Brad Schreiber, also known as “The Great Brad,” performs his magic act.
Curt Gibson shows off an impressive number of trophies won by Pigtail’s Bar-B-Q of West Salem.
Temperatures in the 70s did not erase the need for cool treats and Sean Wright of Columbia Station was happy to oblige.