The Autumn Street Fair returns for its 19th year next weekend with plans for an event that’s bigger than ever.
Visitors can expect well over 100 vendors, live music, games and giveaways next Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown McMinnville.
“Many vendors from past events will be in attendance with numerous new vendors to make this year’s event one of the largest,” said Bryan Herriman, one of the organizers. “The Leadership class has been preparing for the past several months for this fun-filled day.”
The Autumn Street Fair baby show, sponsored in part by River Park Hospital, is scheduled at 9 a.m. in front of the Chamber of Commerce building with age categories up to 4 years old for both girls and boys.
Youngsters will also enjoy a Kid’s Korner with inflatables, games and activities that promise to captivate.
Free performances are scheduled throughout the day on two stages along Main Street. Scheduled entertainment includes the Pioneerettes, Paula’s Dance Academy, Gary Steele Karate and many others.
Free live music includes a performance by Thunder Creek at 11:30 a.m., and one by Bryson Weakly at 1 p.m. A special performance by Four on the Floor, sponsored by Main Street McMinnville and Gondola Restaurant, will round out the day’s musical entertainment at 3 p.m.
Autumn Street Fair is organized by Leadership McMinnville, through the Chamber of Commerce, and is made possible through sponsorships.
Other sponsors include World Finance Corporation, District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis, Dr Pepper Bottling of McMinnville, Shelter Insurance-Heath Griffith, Cumberland Caverns, Ascend, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, First National Bank, McMinnville Electric System, All O K’sions, Homeland Community Bank, Isha Foundation, Lowe’s, Security Federal, Regions Bank, Caney Fork Electric, and Galligan & Newman Attorneys at Law.
The event is held on Main Street and Court Square.