Food rules at 36th annual Lowell Folk Festival
Visitors eat their way through 20 different ethnic food choices
LOWELL — The crowds arrived early, even before the Lowell Folk Festival officially opened at noon on Saturday. Neither the suffocating heat nor threat of rain kept festivalgoers away. And many of them came hungry and ready to eat.
“We learned about the festival from a co-worker yesterday,” Maria Haynes, of Nashua, N.H. said. She was sitting on a wall in JFK Plaza ,digging into a heaping plate of kayah meatballs, rice and noodles from the Saydanar Community Development Center tent.