Concession Street event returns Saturday after earlier washout
Fall Fest returns to Concession Street tomorrow (Saturday) but this time the focus is on pumpkins rather than corn.
“We’re planning on better weather,” said Betty Toplack a Concession Streetbusiness owner and member of the business improvement area board of management.
The event was originally slated for Sept 21st but got rained out.
Pumpkin painting contests for children will replace the corn husking that was slated for the September fest.
Saturday’s gathering runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Royal Bank parking lot at Concession and Summit Avenue.
“If it’s available, corn will be there,” said Toplak, who noted there will also be live music, horse and wagon rides and other entertainment.
Everyone who attends the event is encouraged to bring non perishable food items for Neighbour to Neighbour Centre as organizers are also hoping to set a new Fall Fest record for the amount of food raised for the west Mountain food bank.
“Our largest amount was 1,800 pounds about five years ago,” Toplack noted. “We would like to try and beat that.”