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Our Wonderful Time at the Lowell Folk Festival

I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. As always, all thoughts, views and opinions expressed in this post are proudly my own. #UFundDreams

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

I think one of the best parts of parenting two kids is one-on-one time with each!

Now I’m always up for a family trip but as the Lowell Folk Festival loomed closer, we realized we couldn’t all go! Scarlet was scheduled to be in a play that weekend and had rehearsal. So, Des and I had a road trip! We were excited. He must have made at least three lists of food he wanted to eat at the festival, music we both wanted to hear, and booths to visit. Our favorite, of course, being the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent! We’ve been to previous U.Fund Dreams Tour events.

However, this is the 2019 version!

Lowell Folk Festival tent

Our Wonderful Time at the Lowell Folk Festival:

So what did we do first?

First, it must be mentioned that we had a great road trip together! I love driving with one or both of my kids. That’s when we have some of our best conversations and games. There’s nothing like watching the world go by and talking about life lessons. We left on the early side, because I wanted plenty of time to park and walk around – before the crowds and the heat fully set in. This wound up being a great decision, but there were plenty of ways to cool off!

Like sprinklers and shaved ice!

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

Speaking of which, Des was all about the self-serve Shaved Ice Station. So first we got burgers and house-made chips. So good! Then we got the Shaved Ice. He chose Blue Raspberry flavor. Then we sat to hear some music and visit some vendors! We heard Mangum & Company – a gospel brass “shout band” (very cool for Des). And we also heard bluegrass band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, as well as rockabilly Albert Lee later in the day. He’s from Malibu, California!

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

Then it was vendor/tent time!

Now, the U.Fund Dreams Tour is a regular tradition for us – every summer/fall. This year the tent luckily had some shade! Every year, it changes a little, but features more or less the same wonderful inspiration. There was a photo booth where kids can dress up as something they want to be when they grow up. Des wants to be a university bus driver, a bakery owner, or a food truck owner, but decided that being an astronaut would be wicked cool too, especially during Caribana, when the sky’s the limit for imagination and dreams.

what do you want to be when you grow up

There were places to take pictures, color, and play a target game:

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

#ad We had a wonderful time at the Lowell Folk Festival visiting the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent. See the upcoming tour dates for summer and fall! #UFundDreams

While Des played and colored, I had the opportunity to chat with onsite experts about MEFA 529 plans. I’ve had 529 college savings plans for my kids since they were very young – it’s never too early to open up that account! Luckily for you New Englanders (or travelers), the U.Fund Dreams Tour will be around the Boston area throughout the rest of this summer and fall. See below for local events to learn more about MEFA’s U.Fund College Investing Plan, and to have fun!

Lowell Folk Festival

Check out the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent’s upcoming events:

And find out more about MEFA’s U.Fund College Investing Plan here.

U.Fund Dreams Tour

So which tour date are you most excited to attend?

Lowell, MA

Lowell, Massachusetts

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