FARMINGTON — There is no better way to welcome the incoming autumn months than the Farmington Fall Festival. This annual event, sponsored by the Downtown Development Association (DDA) and co-sponsored by local businesses, will get under way Saturday, Sept. 26.
Activities will begin with the opening of the Farmer’s Market on Jefferson Street at 7 a.m. The arts and crafts booths will be located along Washington Street and will open for business at 9 a.m. The Threads of Friendship Quilt Show will open their doors at Long Memorial Hall at 9 a.m.
Music will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Music Makers with the Music Makers band. Some new local talent will perform at noon in front of the Bauhaus Kaffee shop and at 2 p.m. another band will be featured at Music Makers.
The annual First State Community Bank Pet Fest will begin at 3 p.m. on the Courthouse Square.
There will be entertainment for all ages including a kid’s corner with cupcakes, face painting and many other activities.
“At this year’s event, visitors can expect to find plenty to keep them entertained. Downtown, there will be a farmer’s market featuring local home grown goods, an all new children’s activity area, handmade crafters, music, food and more,” said DDA member and Jennie Annie’s owner, Jenny McTearnen.
Some highlights of this year’s event include the Threads of Friendship Quilt Show at Long Memorial Hall, the downtown Scarecrow contest hosted by J-98 and the First State Community Bank’s Pet Fest. Also new this year The Hospitality Group Presents will team up with local boutique owners and host a “Friendly Front Porches” contest with prizes awarded to the best fall-themed decorated residences.
“It’s not too late to sign up. We would still accept registrations from handmade craft vendors. Although we have a number of talented people signed up, we could welcome a few more,” said Shanna Moore.
“If you are interested, we are taking registration entries until Sunday. Booth rental is $15,” she added.
More information can be found on-line at www.ourfarmingtontoday.com/events. Registration for participants in any category is available at this Web address or by contacting Jenny McTearnen at 573-747-1170, or Shanna Moore at 573-915-9009.
Maridee Lawson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 756-8927 or email@example.com.