The Blountsville Harvest Festival, a small town festival that draws a big town crowd, will be held this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Blountsville Business Association, the festival will have a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, a kid’s zone, a car show, a bike show, live music, food, and the festival parade.
As you stroll, vendors will showcase products such as homemade jellies and jams, local honey, home décor, goat milk soap, knives, woodcarvings, boutique clothing, handmade pottery, jewelry, toys, and doll clothing. There will also be booths set up for blood pressure screenings and spinal screenings. LifeSouth will be on hand for anyone wanting to donate blood.
If you love to eat there will be “tons of food choices” according to Blountsville Business Association president Olivia Butler. Barbeque, street corn, authentic tamales and frijoles, polish sausages, steak sandwiches, fresh squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, shaved ice, cotton candy, baked goods, fried pies, boiled peanuts, and homemade fudge will be available to please your palate.
The kid’s zone will be equipped for non-stop fun. There will be bounce houses, pony rides, wagon rides, train rides, face painting, games, and much more for kids to enjoy.
Throughout the day live music and the annual Harvest Parade will offer entertainment for attendees. The music line-up includes voice students from the Neely School of Arts Music at 9 a.m., Cotton Pickin’ Kids at 9:45 a.m., Zach and Cheyloe at 11:15 a.m., Heartfelt Harmony at 12:30 p.m., and the Travis Posey Band closing out the stage 2:15 p.m. The parade will begin at 2 p.m.
The association encourages everyone to come out for a fun-filled day. Butler says, “It’s going to be bigger than it has been in previous years. There will be more vendors and the weather looks like it is going to cooperate and forecasted to be really good.”