Cherry Blossom Festival

5 signs you are Cherry Blossomed out

Cherry Blossom Festival hits high notes on Parade

Perfect weather for Cherry Blossom Festival Parade a treat for thousands as Macon's best strut their stuff.
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Perfect weather for Cherry Blossom Festival Parade a treat for thousands as Macon's best strut their stuff.

With a full schedule over 10 days, even the most dedicated Cherry Blossom Festival enthusiast can be ready for a rest by the Grand Finale.

Here are our top indications that you might be Cherry Blossomed out:

1. You have run out of pink clothes to wear

 
Bill Fickling was rocking pink as he sat between Cherry Blossom Festival founder Carolyn Crayton, left, and 2017 Board Chair Stacy Ingram at the Cherry Blossom Festival opening ceremonies March 24 in Central City Park. Woody Marshall wmarshall@macon.com

This might be less of a problem for the ladies, but most men have a limited selection of pink in the wardrobe. If they haven’t found time to do laundry during the festival, they may not be able to fully show their spirit, and their security in their manhood, at the Grand Finale.

2. You have gained a few pounds

The Food Truck Frenzy at Macon's 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival features some bizarre foods and some very edible creations.

Like the holiday season, the Cherry Blossom Festival is not a time for healthy eating. The menu selections at food trucks and event vendors lean much more to sausages, funnel cakes and various other items that would make your cardiologist grimace. By now, a nice plate of steamed vegetables could be a welcome change of pace.

3. Sleep comes easy

 
Tylina Knowlton, center, sleeps through a phalanx of noisy Corvettes and Mustangs rumbling up Cherry Street Sunday during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Beau Cabell bcabell@macon.com

Nothing helps promote a good night’s sleep, or a good midday nap, better than some old-fashioned physical exhaustion, and many Cherry Blossom events require a fair amount of exertion. We spotted one young girl during the parade who was catching some z’s even as loud cars were driving by.

4. Your Facebook page is busy

 
Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Sadie Frame makes a photo of some of her court after opening ceremonies March 24 in Central City Park. Woody Marshall wmarshall@macon.com

During the Cherry Blossom Festival you do not have to resort to sharing funny animal memes in order to have something to post to your page. Every event is a prime opportunity for photos of your family and friends — or a selfie.

5. You are ready for passive entertainment

 
The Cherry Blossom Festival rides at Central City Park may have been fun, but you probably could use a rest if you rode a lot. Jason Vorhees jvorhees@macon.com

After more than a week of enjoying thrilling rides at the Central City Park midway, thrilling shows such as the Zuzu African Acrobats, and various other interactive forms of entertainment, it may seem like a lot of fun just to lie down on the couch and watch TV, for several hours.

Wayne Crenshaw: 478-256-9725, @WayneCrenshaw1

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