Pendleton’s 15th Annual Fall Harvest Festival will be held on the Village Green in Pendleton on Oct. 5.
The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature quality crafts, entertainment, food vendors, old-fashioned children’s games and fine family fun. Crowd-pleasing banjo player, Charles Wood, will be performing again this year, and Gayle and Gary Brown, the Southern Gospel Duet, will perform. Upstate Dance and Baton returns, and T.J. Land & the Jolly Wingo Band will be pickin’ to get you grinnin.’ Once again, Pendleton’s own D.J.- Patrick Brock, will be on hand throughout the day. Sponsors for the Entertainment include STEC, Tri County Technical College and The Journal.
Again this year,, visitors will be welcomed to town with scarecrows greeting them along the entrances and mounted on lamp posts around the town square. Property owners along the main arteries will be asked to create a scarecrow display for their yard and give special permission to allow other individuals, groups, families, clubs and businesses to use their property to display their creativity. Each business will utilize the lamp post at their storefront to promote their product and individuals and groups will decorate the remaining lampposts making the entire town a festive celebration of Fall.
With over 80 vendors, there will be a variety of beautiful handmade crafts and delicious food that is sure to please all Festival goers! Yes, Hevy Mann will be selling his famous funnel cakes again this year.
Also, the first ever Historic Downtown Scavenger Hunt will be held during the festival. This event is sponsored by the Pendleton Leadership Class of 2013 and you will enjoy unraveling clues as you see and learn about the history and landmarks of this beautiful historic town dating back to the late 1700s.
Souvenir t-shirts will be given to a limited number of participants on a first come first served basis. Everyone who completes the hunt will be entered into a drawing for prizes. All Scavenger Hunt proceeds will benefit PRA (Pendleton Recreation Association) for the Step up to the Plate Fundraising Campaign for the ball fields at Veterans Park.
Sorry, no pets are allowed on the Village Green during a festival.
For more information, go online to: http://www.squidoo.com/fall-festival.