Year Two of Turnerfest Packs a Punch

Astrofix playing at Turnerfest.  Photo courtesy of Turnerfest’s Facebook.

Astrofix playing at Turnerfest.
Photo courtesy of Turnerfest’s Facebook.

With one big dream of a music fest, Randy Bersch set out to show Mount Olive more than a good time. He understood the importance of more than just a show, but an event to bring people from all over the area to join together and celebrate music, local businesses and each other.

Adam Gaffney and the Highway Saints Photo courtesy of Turnerfest’s Facebook

Adam Gaffney and the Highway Saints
Photo courtesy of Turnerfest’s Facebook

In just its second year, Turnerfest turned out to be a lot bigger than a small town get-together, but a successful gathering of people from all around the Mount Olive area to appreciate good, local music.

From noon to midnight Sept. 15, Turnerfest hosted some great bands from different areas: The Jeremiah Johnson Band, Adam Gaffney and the Highway Saints, the Maness Brothers, among many others. Music filled the air while food trucks filled visitors stomachs. Steak Louie, Skippers Island Oasis and Spud Shack, to name a few, joined in the hot day to serve some delicious food.

And as soon as the fun ended, Bersch started planning Turnerfest 2019. Stay tuned for more info with its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Mt.OliveIL/.

Written by Lauren Leady

Food trucks lined up filling the air with delicious smells Photo by Lauren Leady

Food trucks lined up filling the air with delicious smells
Photo by Lauren Leady