Day three of the Orton Park Festival is underway and the park is filling up nicely. Kids games, vendors, bingo, artists, neighbors visiting, along with music on the stage are part of this warm and slightly muggy afternoon.
Madison legends Peter and Lou Berryman began the music lineup at noon and it was followed by other singer/songwriters like Tret Fure and Pieta Brown. The music will continue throughout the day with Canadian indie-rock band The Sadies taking the stage at 8:30 p.m. as the final act of the day.
Brand new Madison resident Thomas Balistreri spent his first Orton Park Festival volunteering at one of the beer stands, but took some time to pass along some photos from this afternoon.
Orton Park 2012 - Saturday
Images from Saturday August 25, 2012 during the 47th Orton Park Festival. All photos by: Thomas Balistreri
A local artist interprets the scene during the Orton Park Festival, August 25, 2012.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/orton-park-2012-saturday/thumbs/thumbs_ortonsat_2012a.jpg]4620
It true local festival fashion, attendees can sit for caricature sessions-airbrushed or black and white the Orton Park Festival, August 25, 2012.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/orton-park-2012-saturday/thumbs/thumbs_ortonsat_2012m.jpg]960
The audience begins to build for a jam-packed musical line-up. By the time The Sadies take the stage at 8:30 p.m. several thousand people will be in the park.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/orton-park-2012-saturday/thumbs/thumbs_ortonsat_2012c.jpg]920
A view from the center Orton Park toward the south east.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/orton-park-2012-saturday/thumbs/thumbs_ortonsat_2012d.jpg]840
The Orton Park gazebo which is along with the oak trees are the unique symbols of the park.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/orton-park-2012-saturday/thumbs/thumbs_ortonsat_2012l.jpg]680
Kids dance along to Pieta Brown Saturday afternoon during the Orton Park Festival, August 25, 2012.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/orton-park-2012-saturday/thumbs/thumbs_ortonsat_2012e.jpg]850
Vendors line the sidewalk that bisects the Orton park.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/orton-park-2012-saturday/thumbs/thumbs_ortonsat_2012i.jpg]530
Bingo under the big top; one of the ways the Marquette Neighborhood Association raises funds during the Orton Park Festival.[img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/orton-park-2012-saturday/thumbs/thumbs_ortonsat_2012b.jpg]580
All photos by: Thomas Balistreri