The 40th annual Roche de Boeuf festival took over the streets of downtown Waterville, Saturday, September 28.
The festival started in 1974 by Ken Blair, Gary Waugh and Dave Myerholtz. The three men wanted a unique name for a festival in Waterville. Roche de Boeuf, which translates to "rock of beef," or "buffalo rock," was a gathering place for the Jaycee Native American tribe, along an outcropping of the Maumee River. Blair, Waugh and Myerholtz decided to call the festival Roche de Boeuf, as to be a gathering place for the community.
Games, crafters, food vendors and artists were spread all through out the streets of down Waterville. A canon blast signaled the start of a parade that marched down Farnsworth Road.
This festival is held one day each year, on the fourth Saturday in September. Corina Pflaghaar, the executive director of the festival said, "I am hoping it keeps getting bigger and better every year."