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Fall Festival arrives Saturday in Luverne

October is almost here and it’s time to celebrate.

The Annual Fall Festival, sponsored by 13 on Fifth, is just around the corner in downtown Luverne. The event is slated for this Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“This is our fifth fall festival and it promises to be bigger and better than ever,” says Sherry Prevett, owner of 13 on Fifth and founder/organizer of the event.

There are over two dozen artists, artisans and craftspeople slated to be on hand with their wares, along with live music provided by Butler County’s own Chris Eiland in his fourth appearance at the festival; the Flying Pigs Petting Zoo; an assortment of classic vehicles courtesy of the Crenshaw County Kool Ridz Car Show; kids’ activities, Girl Scout Troop 9808 and a student art exhibit featuring work from Luverne High School and Crenshaw Christian Academy.

Festive food including brautwursts from Norma Helen’s Deli and shaved ice is also on tap.

The day promises to be fun and educational, says Prevett.

“We have the Women of Hope making their second appearance here in the Friendly City, with helpful material to share and a reminder for all of us that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Prevett.

“And Karen Humphrey Sullins of Healing Hearts will also be on hand to share a community awareness program on bullying, as part of Bullying Awareness Month in October.”

Prevett looks forward to a good turnout as the community welcomes the autumn season to the county.

“Of course, in this time of COVID, we will have several sanitation stations set up and plenty of reminders about social distancing. We want everyone to come out and have fun but also be safe,” she stressed.

“We truly appreciate all the vendors, artists, volunteers and members of the community whose support makes this possible and successful.”