By JACOB BLAIR
Trimble Banner Intern
August 15 will be a milestone for the Bedford Bash as the community celebrates the event’s 25th anniversary.
The annual event originally started with sales at local businesses in 1990, said Jon Dunlap, senior vice president of president of Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank.
The first year, then called “Fantastic Friday,” had Payne Crafton and the Sweet River Band performing while Farmhouse Restaurant had a sale on fish and Little Town and Country also sold food at a discount, Dunlap said.