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Over 280 vendors set for Saturday’s Fall on Main
The 15th Annual Fall on Main Street Festival hosted by the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The festival will be held on the greenspace and along Main Street in Historic Downtown Roanoke. The event is going to be the largest in the festival’s history with over 280 vendors already committed. The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is a proud recipient of a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, which helped fun this year’s festival.
The event will feature an Art Theatre with multiple genres of art, including pumpkin painting, children’s art, acrylics, face painting, and ornament painting are taught by instructors. The concrete pad will be an Art Gallery for multiple artists to display and sell their work. The festival will host a large variety of art and craft vendors with woodworking, crochet items, Holiday wreaths, centerpieces, jewelry, boutique clothing, leather goods, ornaments, children’s clothing, and much more.
The Handley High School track team will host a fundraiser with “Handley Rock.” A jailhouse will be in the center of downtown. With a small donation, individuals can be arrested by a special “Green Christmas Creature” and escorted to jail. The individuals can get out of “jail” after a small donation.
The Kids Zone will feature the Tickled Pink Petting Zoo, kid’s games, mazes, a duck pond, and kid’s bingo. The Pilot Club of Roanoke “BrainMinders” will be on hand presenting “Head Safety for Children.” The Kid’s Zone will be located on the lower portion of the grassy lot closer to West Point Street.
The Roanoke Rotary Club will also host pictures with Santa Claus for those looking to get an early Christmas card photo.
Make sure to come by the entertainment tent and enjoy listening to saxophonist, Tom Gassaway and violinist, Hannah Hill. The talented artists are always a grand feature at the festival.
Adding to the festivities will be plenty of Food Vendors: Abanda café, Jo & Friends Country Kitchen, K & K Salads, KaJ Steakburgers, Kona Ice, Homemade Lemonade, Ma Francis Kitchen Catfish Snacks, Pizza Hut, Slim’s Delicious Plates, StirDaddy Dogs, The Chuck House BBQ, and The Feed Wagon. Downtown businesses First light Coffee, Cocina Real Mexican, Sweet Melissa’s Boutique, M L Awbrey’s Store, Awbrey’s Studio on Main, Genesis Weight Loss, Bama Farmhouse and Vinson’s Martial Arts Studio will be open also.
Community businesses, nonprofits and unique vendors will be set up to offer opportunities to connect with the festival attendees making conversation and promoting their businesses and organizations. There will be several raffles taking place at the festival. Drawing time for the raffle will be 1 p.m.
Located on Church Street will be the Randolph County Job Fair. Employers from 18 companies will be on hand with information about employment in the area.
Main Street will be closed from Trammell Street to Chestnut Street from 6:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Church Street will close on Friday night, October 27 at 6 p.m. and during festival hours. Knight Avenue will be closed from White Street to the parking lot of The Law Firm of Kesa M Johnston. There will be no parking on West Point Street from Lamont Street to Church Street. Street closings are necessary to ensure the safety of festival vendors and attendees.
If you need more information, would like to be a vendor at the festival or more information about the events of the day, please contact Dorothy Tidwell at 334-863-1402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.