The 14th annual Fall on Main Street Festival will be held on Saturday, October 29th, from 8:30 a.m until 1:30 p.m. The event will take place on Mainstreet in downtown Roanoke.
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, Fall on Main is set to host 245 vendors. In appreciation, several prizes, raffles and giveaways 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 out 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, 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 Elephate Coffe Shop, and desserts from The Sugar Shack on Main. Abanda Cafe will also be offering Bruswick stew and chili as lunch items during the event.
Live entainment 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 face painting, games, candy, competitions and a train; there will be a camel on site from Tickled Pink Petting Zoo; a holiday market and a photo op with santa will be on site, and there will shopping opportunities with 245 vendors such as The Flickering Farmhouse for items such as candles, soap, art, crafts, jewlery, clothes and much more. Fall on Main signature T-shirts will be available to purchase at the event.
ML Awbrey will provide sidewalk chalk art on Main Street starting at Kesa Johnston’s Law Firm. Art studio classes will provide hands-on artistic opportunities for attendees with pumpkin painting, folk art, stencil art, and ornament decorating.
LifeSouth Blood Drive will be at Fall on Main providing the community with the opportunity to give blood on site.
And hosted by the Randolph County Historical Museum will be “Idenification Day”. Experts from the 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 arficts such as rocks, minerals, old tools, military items, Indian artifacts and pottery to be identified on site.
The Randolph County Historical Museum will give a tour of downtown Cedarwood Cemetery through a display of QR codes.
The Museum will also be selling T-shirts and Chick-fil-a dinner tickets at the event. Chick-fil-a dinners may be picked up on Oct. 31st. At the Mayhem on Main Event in Downtown Roanoke.
Main Street will be detoured from Trammell Street to Chestnut Street on Saturday from 7 A.M. until 2 P.M. for Fall on Main. Vendors will not be allowed to park on the grassy lot where booths will be set up.