Fall has crept up on Guilford County again, which means it’s almost time for the 15th Bur-Mil Park Fall Festival.
The festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Bur-Mil Park at 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road.
The 250-acre Bur-Mil Park is the former recreation property of Burlington Industries; the festival draws not only families looking for fun but Greensboro textile-industry veterans familiar with the clubhouse.
Jessica Wolf, the events coordinator for the Guilford County Facilities and Parks Department, said, “We have a lot of people who come and sit on the porch and look at the park and reminisce about how it used to be.”
The clubhouse reopened in 2016 after remodeling.
“Our banquet room is completely redone,” Wolf said. “A lot of people will come in just to see how the club looks now. But most of the event is held behind the clubhouse.” That’s the site of the old Burlington Industries swimming pool. A new swimming pool was built for the park.
The Fall Festival will be held outdoors, with the clubhouse as a rain backup. It has an inflatable playpen and other games for children. Music will be provided by DJ Chilly and the festival draws craft vendors and other booths.
Other events scheduled for the festival include free hayrides, a pumpkin patch in which kids can find and then paint pumpkins, food and face painting.
Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes announced this week that the Sheriff’s Department has planned a booth to promote its Yellow Dot Program, which provides first responders with health information about people in auto accidents or who have health crises at home.
Participants in the Yellow Dot Program fill out an information sheet with emergency medical information and photos of themselves. They can keep copies in their vehicle glove compartments and on their refrigerators. Yellow dot stickers on the back left window of their vehicles and on the front doors at home inform first responders of their health needs. The Greensboro Police Department and Guilford Metro 911 also participate in the program.
“Yellow Dot is not just for senior citizens,” Barnes said in a press release.
The Sheriff’s Department will also promote the Project Lifesaver Program, a joint venture with The Pilot Club of Greensboro. Project Lifesaver is a radio system to help first responders locate people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Down syndrome, autism and other impairments.