The popular Autumn Street Fair will return in 2021.
On Tuesday night, McMinnville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously endorsed the return of the Autumn Street Fair with approval of street closures necessary to offer the event. It was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.
“It would take place, subject to your approval, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2,” said event organizer Justin Walling. “As in years past, we would seek to have the street closure at 8 p.m. that Friday night so we can begin to have vendors come in and so we can also begin to mark for the various booths.”
For the event, Main Street will be closed from its intersection with Chancery Street down to the Main Street/ Sparta Street split. Also closed to traffic will be both sides of Court Square and the section of North Spring Street located between Morford and Main streets.
“We will provide overnight security for the booths,” said Walling. “If you have any questions, I’d be more than glad to answer them.”
No questions came.
“I’m glad it’s coming back,” said Alderman Rachel Kirby.
Walling replied, “A lot of people are excited. They are ready to get out and get back together. We’ve already had vendors contacting us. We didn’t want to move forward with anything until we received approval from the city.”
Autumn Street Fair is organized by the Chamber of Commerce Leadership McMinnville Class. It traditionally attracts approximately 200 vendors has featured a baby show, crafts, food, live music, a kids corner and more.