Historic Olympia Hosts Family Festival
Friday, April 27, 2012 10:12 AM by Sarah Katherine Shearin
Tours of the Historic Olympia area, (including the Vulcan Materials' Olympia Quarry), narrated by local notables sharing stories of truth and possibly a little fiction, will be available all day. Period docents will also be traveling through the festival sharing stories of the neighborhood's mill history. Tours of the historic Olympia & Granby Mills, which have been converted into contemporary apartment homes, will also be available.
Bring a lawn chair and relax on the green to listen to great local music including Daniel Howle + Firework Show with special guest Bret Mosley, The Reggie Sullivan Band, Tom Hall & the Plowboys, Brittani Gladden, Bob Benjamin, The Agents, and Next Door Drummers.
Quarry Crusher Run
Starting at 10:00, up to 200 runners will run the 3.72 mile challenging terrain through a landscape of granite and stone cliffs to the depths of the Vulcan Quarry in the first ever Quarry Crusher Run. The real test of Columbia's most challenging foot race is the climb back out from the depths, a grueling 1.5 mile climb at a 10% grade. Find out if spots still remain to sign up at QuarryCrusherRun.com.
Olympia Fest will be held in the green space in front of Olympia & Granby Mills Apartments, and entry is free. Quarry bus tours are $5. For more information on parking and other logistics, visit OlympiaFest.com.
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