With Historic Downtown Powell, Inc.'s (HDPI) second year organizing the Powell Festival, the two days of family-style fun is sure to make the 13th annual event a memorable one.

With Historic Downtown Powell, Inc.'s (HDPI) second year organizing the Powell Festival, the two days of family-style fun is sure to make the 13th annual event a memorable one.

This year's festival will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at Village Green Park and end at 11 p.m. Everything will open again at noon on Saturday, June 27. There will be many favorites returning for this year's festival, including the Teen Scene and the Toddler Zone.

With two days of musical performances and over 150 merchant displays, food vendors, educational stations, animal visits, games, rides, beer garden and much more; this year's Powell Fest has the potential to be better than ever.

Anna Steck, executive director of HDPI said she is excited for this year's Powell Fest. "Historic Powell looks forward to our second year presenting Powell Fest." The City of Powell organized the event prior to 2008.

At the festival entrance, the Powell Mayor will be answering questions about the city. The Columbus Blue Jackets will once again give instructions on street hockey and let kids get in the game.

Kirch Group Technology will be taking "Captured at the Powell Festival" kids photos. The Powell Sertoma Club will offer the Beverage Wagon, and the Flush Tank.

Teen Scene will have the Columbus Crew hosting the Crew Soccer Tour. They will have an activity course and an inflatable. Supergames will return this year with the Free Zone and the Extreme Zone. The Free Zone will have four giant inflatables with a cornhole challenge. The Extreme Zone will have five giant inflatables. Ten dollars will give teens unlimited play.

The Buckeye Championship Sports Tour and the Buckeye Kids Club will once again be making an appearance on Saturday with its own variety of activities.

Toddler Zone will have a free family train ride and Supergames will provide free inflatables. There will be an appearance by the Turtle Lady and visiting animals. Nation-wide Children's Hospital will have a mobile unit along with the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District.

Throughout the two days there will be a total of 10 performances. Joining the musical guests this year is Prestige Music Studios, as well as rising country star Sarah Rutherford.

President and CEO of Prestige Music Studios, Sara Marie Brenner, said she decided to participate in this year's Powell Fest because, "we have a great group of Broadway singers and dancers we wanted to share with the community." Prestige Music Studios is scheduled to perform on Saturday from 1-1:30 p.m. Brenner said they will be performing selections from various musicals and pop artists.

Steck said she is expecting a good turnout. "We normally have a crowd of 20,000-plus people at the festival."

The festival will end on Saturday, June 27 with the free Shells and Sounds Fireworks celebration, which is scheduled to start at 10:15 p.m. Every-thing will go on rain or shine; however, if it rains the fireworks will be rescheduled for Sunday, June 28 at 10 p.m.

Since the festival has grown tremendously from past years, the 2009 layout has been modified to accommodate more vendors, artists, crafters and children's activities than ever before, said the HDPI website, visitpowell.com.