The City of Oxford and Visit Oxford began the 21st annual Double Decker Arts Festival, presented by Caterpillar, with the unveiling of two new double-decker buses on the historic Courthouse Square.
The city and Visit Oxford also offered free rides from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. to the people who arrived early for the arts festival.
The city superintendent of the city shop fleet maintenance, Bo Ragon said the two new buses only needed cosmetic work: bright red paint and the new numbers, 18 and 38 after the football jerseys of Archie Manning and Chucky Mullins.
The City of Oxford purchased the buses from Phoenix, Arizona. The new buses were totally reformed by Bo Ragon and his crew with a new paint job with a more modern look.
The double-decker bus tours appeared to be a favored hobby among those present today at the unveiling. Families gathered with their children along with individuals for the tour to view the Oxford Square at its entirety.
The tour buses were free of charge and started at 4:00 p.m. The tours will be available for the remainder of the festival, though the rides will no longer be free.
For more information regarding the Double Decker tour buses visit the Double Decker Art Festival’s website: doubledeckerfestival.com.