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Fall Festival returns downtown Oct. 6

Autumn will be welcomed into Luverne in high style next month with the arrival of the 2nd Annual Fifth Street Fall Festival set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 6 in downtown Luverne.

Hosted by Sherry Prevett, owner of 13 on Fifth Antiques and Collectibles and Funky Bohemian, the event will offer everything from local craftspeople, vendors and festival food to music, kids’ activities, a native-born author and a community awareness program.

Currently on the roster for the event are A & O Crafts; Ants on Suga, featuring homebaked goodies; Studio West Ceramics; Allen’s Dry Creek Market with produce, plants jams and jellies; fun and comfy fashions by LulaRoe; Style Dots personalized jewelry; Crazy Crafty Chicks; It is Wood, It Is’s driftwood furniture creations; Something to Crowe about; Avalon Farm handcrafted soaps, comestibles and more; Crenshaw County 4H Trailblazers; Funky Bohemian; Initially Yours by Lorri; Luscious Lips with Lillian and Bejeweled by Fire. In addition to the vendors’ treats, hot dogs and Pepsi products will be available that day.

Democratic Candidate for House Representative  District 90, Joanna Whetstone, will have a booth at the event, while Terry Mears, candidate for Crenshaw County Sheriff, is slated to present a community awareness program at 11 a.m., entitled “Preventative Measures to Prevent Burglaries in Your Home and Neighborhood.”

“What better time than Fall to have a festival, get outside and enjoy those cooler temperatures, and mingle with friends and neighbors,” says Prevett.

“Festivals pique the interest of visitors from near and far. That increases foot traffic in our wonderful, unique downtown, which in turn benefits all our downtown shops. There are so many talented and skilled craftspeople and artists in our community, who offer a wide range of unique crafts.”

This year’s event is expanding its offerings, the organizer adds.

“We are so excited to have live music this year at Fall Festival. Matt Holmes, a Crenshaw County native, and Chris Eiland, who hails from Butler County, will be performing a wide range of music from rock to country for attendees to enjoy.

“Maya Angelou said, ‘Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.’ So come on out and enjoy some good music with us,” says Prevett.

“Along with Matt and Chris there will be fun and games to keep the kids entertained. We have a number of activities planned for the youngsters.”

Another addition will be Lilly Harold, a Crenshaw County native and author, who will be there with copies of her two books “Memories to Cling to” and “Aydenland” to sign and sell.

“Enhancing the creative sector is so essential to our community’s future. Investing in crafts and products made locally and our local small business people is a win-win for all,” stresses Prevett. “The Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce encourages all to shop local and events like this one allow citizens to do just that. I hope to see everyone downtown in October!”