The Farmington Downtown Development Association is in the final stages of planning the fall festival and still looking for craft vendors to participate.
On Sept. 26 downtown merchants will welcome the incoming autumn months. This annual event is sponsored by the Farmington Downtown Development Association, or DDA, and co-sponsored by local businesses.
“At this year’s event visitors can expect to find plenty to keep them entertained. Downtown there will be a farmers market featuring local home grown goods, an all new children’s activity area, handmade crafts, music, food and more,” said DDA member and Jennie Annie’s owner Jenny McTearnen.
Highlights of this year’s event include The Threads of Friendship Quilt Show at Long Memorial Hall. The highly anticipated and popular downtown Scarecrow Contest hosted by J-98, and First State Community Bank’s Pet Fest will also return. 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.”
Events for the Fall Festival will begin at 7 a.m. with the farmer’s market on Jefferson Street. The arts and crafts booths will be on Washington Street starting at 9 a.m. The Threads of Friendship Quilt Show will be in Long Memorial Hall beginning at 9 a.m.
Music will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Music Makers with the Music Makers Band. At noon some new local talent will perform in front of the Bauhaus Kaffee shop, and 2 p.m. will see more music in front of Music Makers.
The annual First State Community Bank Pet Fest will begin at 3 p.m. on the Courthouse square.
With a number of new businesses in downtown Farmington, visitors will have a selection of venues to choose from. We encourage Farmington residents and out of town guests to join us for this event.
More information can be found on-line at www.ourfarmingtontoday.com/events. Registration for participants in any category is available at the web address, or by contacting Jenny McTearnen at 573-747-1170, or Shanna Moore at 573-915-9009.