Festival of the Superstitions included Veterans Day tribute

The Festival of the Superstitions Nov. 11-12 in Apache Junction was a continuing effort of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, city of Apache Junction and sponsors to provide events for the community and to help promote and increase awareness of local businesses, according to the website at http://www.festivalofthesuperstitions.com. The seventh-annual event was 10 a.m.-6 p.m. all two days on the grounds of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail. All-day events included a beer garden, 75-foot obstacle course, bounce house, toddler play zone (ages 5 and under), face painting, city of Apache Junction “Little Buckaroos,” gold panning, horse rides (for ages 7 and under), free monster truck rides, more than 80 vendors plus Superstition fire and Medical District’s fire truck and smoke house. Immediately following the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11 there was a veterans tribute at the festival.  (Photo courtesy of Photos by Jack)

The Festival of the Superstitions Nov. 11-12 in Apache Junction was a continuing effort of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, city of Apache Junction and sponsors to provide events for the community and to help promote and increase awareness of local businesses, according to the website at http://www.festivalofthesuperstitions.com. The seventh-annual event was 10 a.m.-6 p.m. all two days on the grounds of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, 567 W. Apache Trail. All-day events included a beer garden, 75-foot obstacle course, bounce house, toddler play zone (ages 5 and under), face painting, city of Apache Junction “Little Buckaroos,” gold panning, horse rides (for ages 7 and under), free monster truck rides, more than 80 vendors plus Superstition fire and Medical District’s fire truck and smoke house. Immediately following the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11 there was a veterans tribute at the festival.
(Photo courtesy of Photos by Jack)

Here is a link to our album on Facebook for the Festival: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AJChamber/photos/?tab=album&album_id=905876179513584. Stay posted more are still coming in daily.

After the Veterans Day parade there was the veterans tribute, which was coordinated by Jan and Kerry at VFW Post 7968. They did an amazing job and we were able to get a live video of the entire thing which is also on our Facebook page. The link to the live video is: https://www.facebook.com/pg/festivalofthesuperstitions/videos/?ref=page_internal.

A Purple Heart parking spot at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce was hand-painted by William Keele. (Photo courtesy of Photos by Jack)

A Purple Heart parking spot at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce was hand-painted by William Keele. (Photo courtesy of Photos by Jack)

The Purple Heart was hand-painted by William Keele to honor the men and women who served our country and was unveiled during the veteran’s tribute.

I do not have an exact number but we approximated that 5,000-6,000 people came out and joined us for the festival. We are very happy with the turn out and the support provided by our local radio stations and newspapers that work so hard to help us promote the event. We hope for an even larger turn out next year.

Editor’s note: Allyson Dunn is a communication and events coordinator for the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce.

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