Barryton Lilac Festival Begins

It’s another sign that summer is upon us.

The Barryton Lilac Festival.

Friday is the first day of the two day event in Barryton in Mecosta County.

This year’s Lilac Festival has carnival rides, a flea market and even a prince and princess contest.

Organizers hope more than 2,000 people show up for this years festival.

“That’s the biggest thing, is try to get the message, we need the community support here. We need them to come down and enjoy this,” said Terry Wright, Barryton Lilac Festival chair person. “This is for the community.”

All the money raised during this year’s Barryton Lilac Festival will be put back into next year’s festival.