Downtown Fayetteville stays busy this weekend

Children can participate in a costume contest and Trick or Treat in downtown Fayetteville.

The autumn season has arrived and Fayetteville Main Street is planning a variety of family events and opportunities for local residents on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Downtown Fayetteville.

At the Gazebo, residents can shop at an extended Market Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. With over 70 vendors, this will be the largest Market Day of 2010. It will also be the final

Market Day for this year as most of the produce vendors have reached the end of the growing season.

“You can get a good deal on a pumpkin from one of our farmers”, said Main Street Director, Brian Wismer. Many people this year have enjoyed shopping at Market Day where vendors have sold their homemade and homegrown products in record numbers. 

That same weekend also hosts a long-standing tradition for kids of all ages. The Pumpkin Festival and Trick or Treat on Main Street will be a fun spectacle around the square.

Families are encouraged to come downtown and enjoy the kid’s rides and activities that will be interspersed between the Market Day vendors, and kids will be able to visit the downtown businesses for trick-or-treating and compete in a costume contest with prizes awarded in different age groups. During the day, everyone is encouraged to view the award-winning pumpkins on display across the Old Courthouse lawn.

If that wasn’t enough, history buffs and thrill-seekers can take part in guided cemetery tours that Saturday night from 6.30-8.30 p.m. Sponsored by the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum, tourists will be guided to notable gravesites where they will hear from the “ghosts” of Fayetteville’s past describe their lives in the 19th and early 20th century.

Vendors or individuals wishing to participate in any of these festivities should call 770-719-4173 for more information. Vendor registration forms are available on the city’s website, www.fayetteville-ga.gov. Keep up to date with the latest Main Street happenings via Facebook at “Fayetteville Main Street”.