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Fall on Main festival Saturday in Roanoke

The 14th annual Fall on Main Street Festival is planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m until 1:30 p.m. The event will take place on Main Street in downtown Roanoke.

Organizers will decide on Wednesday if the festival will be rescheduled because of the weather. If this happens, it will be Oct. 29.

The goal of Fall on Main is to bring together a variety of artists, craftsmen, community partners and vendors for a day of fun, entertainment and community benefit. This year, several prizes will be issued throughout the day from the City of Roanoke, as well as other vendors. Giveaway winners must be present to receive prizes.

The community is invited to benefit from the job fair that will be at the festival, as well as enjoy food from local food vendors, including the Feed Wagon, Pate’s Pit BBQ, Kaj Steakburgers, StirDaddy Dogs, catered snacks from Ma Francis’ Kitchen, breakfast specials and coffee options from Abanda Cafe, Jo & Friends’ Country Kitchen and The White Elephant Coffee Shop, and desserts from The Sugar Shack on Main.

Live entertainment will be provided by local musicians, including Hannah Hill on violin playing a variety of music, ranging in genres from pop, reggae, country and more; Thomas Gassaway on saxophone presenting a moment of groovy, smooth jazz; and Brandon Ploof on guitar with country favorites.

Activities that will be provided at the festival include a kids’ zone with games, candy, competitions and more. There will be a camel on site from Tickled Pink Petting Zoo. A holiday market will be on site for holiday shopping, as well as general shopping with more than 100 vendors, such as The Flickering Farmhouse for items, such as candles, soap, art, crafts, jewelry, clothes and much more.

Sidewalk chalk coloring down Main Street, children’s pumpkin painting and an art studio will provide hands-on artistic opportunities for attendees.

Hosted by Randolph County Historical Museum will be “Identification Day.” Experts from Peach State Archaeological Society, East Alabama Gem and Mineral Society, along with a geologist, an old tool expert and a pottery expert will be on site for Identification Day identifying artifacts. Community members are encouraged to bring their own artifacts, such as rocks, minerals, old tools, military items, Indian artifacts and pottery to be identified on site.

Randolph County Historical Museum will give a tour of downtown Cedarwood Cemetery through a display of QR codes.

Community members who would like to participate and secure a spot in the festival can contact Dorothy Tidwell at Randolph County Chamber of Commerce at 334-863-1402. Festival booth space is available for reservation at no charge. Vendors must submit a booth application by Sept. 28.

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