Fun at 2016 Banana Split Festival


It wasn’t just young children who were involved in the banana split eating contests at the festival. Adults had their own competition. In the foreground from left are Rotarian Mitch Lippert and Cameron Bell.


Gary Huffenberger | Wilmington News Journal

A balloon artist, right foreground, interacts with young girls near the vendor booths.


Gary Huffenberger | Wilmington News Journal

Live music on the mobile stage continues to be a staple at the festival.


Gary Huffenberger | Wilmington News Journal

This boy reached his goal, making it to the highest part of the climbing wall.


Gary Huffenberger | Wilmington News Journal

Evelyn Woodworth, 1, rides a pony with guidance from her mother Ashely Woodworth on Friday.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

From left, American Legion Commander Richard James, Wilmington Noon Rotary Club President Kathryn Markins, nine-year-old Garret Metz and Fred Ertel stand by a tent at the festival. The four were trying to raise money for an honor flight of local veterans to Washington D.C.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Bob Lucas cleans his 1988 Monte Carlo SS at the festival’s cruise in on Friday.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Wilmington’s annual Banana Split Festival was held over the weekend at Denver Williams Park in Wilmington featuring entertainment, games, food, a car show and more. The event is put on by the A.M. Rotary Club and the Noon Rotary Club. Pictured, many runners and walkers participated in the Lickety Split 5K Saturday morning.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Addie Mattingly enjoys a horsey ride.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

It wasn’t just young children who were involved in the banana split eating contests at the festival. Adults had their own competition. In the foreground from left are Rotarian Mitch Lippert and Cameron Bell.

A balloon artist, right foreground, interacts with young girls near the vendor booths.

Live music on the mobile stage continues to be a staple at the festival.

This boy reached his goal, making it to the highest part of the climbing wall.

Evelyn Woodworth, 1, rides a pony with guidance from her mother Ashely Woodworth on Friday.

From left, American Legion Commander Richard James, Wilmington Noon Rotary Club President Kathryn Markins, nine-year-old Garret Metz and Fred Ertel stand by a tent at the festival. The four were trying to raise money for an honor flight of local veterans to Washington D.C.

Bob Lucas cleans his 1988 Monte Carlo SS at the festival’s cruise in on Friday.

Wilmington’s annual Banana Split Festival was held over the weekend at Denver Williams Park in Wilmington featuring entertainment, games, food, a car show and more. The event is put on by the A.M. Rotary Club and the Noon Rotary Club. Pictured, many runners and walkers participated in the Lickety Split 5K Saturday morning.

Addie Mattingly enjoys a horsey ride.

It wasn’t just young children who were involved in the banana split eating contests at the festival. Adults had their own competition. In the foreground from left are Rotarian Mitch Lippert and Cameron Bell.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_split-adults-2.jpgIt wasn’t just young children who were involved in the banana split eating contests at the festival. Adults had their own competition. In the foreground from left are Rotarian Mitch Lippert and Cameron Bell. Gary Huffenberger | Wilmington News Journal

A balloon artist, right foreground, interacts with young girls near the vendor booths.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_split-balloons-2.jpgA balloon artist, right foreground, interacts with young girls near the vendor booths. Gary Huffenberger | Wilmington News Journal

Live music on the mobile stage continues to be a staple at the festival.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_split-band-2.jpgLive music on the mobile stage continues to be a staple at the festival. Gary Huffenberger | Wilmington News Journal

This boy reached his goal, making it to the highest part of the climbing wall.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_split-wall-2.jpgThis boy reached his goal, making it to the highest part of the climbing wall. Gary Huffenberger | Wilmington News Journal

Evelyn Woodworth, 1, rides a pony with guidance from her mother Ashely Woodworth on Friday.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0302-2.jpgEvelyn Woodworth, 1, rides a pony with guidance from her mother Ashely Woodworth on Friday. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

From left, American Legion Commander Richard James, Wilmington Noon Rotary Club President Kathryn Markins, nine-year-old Garret Metz and Fred Ertel stand by a tent at the festival. The four were trying to raise money for an honor flight of local veterans to Washington D.C.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0309-2.jpgFrom left, American Legion Commander Richard James, Wilmington Noon Rotary Club President Kathryn Markins, nine-year-old Garret Metz and Fred Ertel stand by a tent at the festival. The four were trying to raise money for an honor flight of local veterans to Washington D.C. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Bob Lucas cleans his 1988 Monte Carlo SS at the festival’s cruise in on Friday.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0320-2.jpgBob Lucas cleans his 1988 Monte Carlo SS at the festival’s cruise in on Friday. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Wilmington’s annual Banana Split Festival was held over the weekend at Denver Williams Park in Wilmington featuring entertainment, games, food, a car show and more. The event is put on by the A.M. Rotary Club and the Noon Rotary Club. Pictured, many runners and walkers participated in the Lickety Split 5K Saturday morning.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0335-2.jpgWilmington’s annual Banana Split Festival was held over the weekend at Denver Williams Park in Wilmington featuring entertainment, games, food, a car show and more. The event is put on by the A.M. Rotary Club and the Noon Rotary Club. Pictured, many runners and walkers participated in the Lickety Split 5K Saturday morning. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Addie Mattingly enjoys a horsey ride.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Addie.jpgAddie Mattingly enjoys a horsey ride. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal
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