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Fall activities abound

Tis the season for craft fairs, fall festivals, and Halloween endeavors.

Those looking to do something fun this fall will not have a hard time finding activities with an abundance of options approaching. 

This Saturday, Oct. 16, First Baptist Church of McMinnville will have its Fall Festival and Craft Fair. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include vendors from all over town, as well as food trucks. Multiple local vendors are lined up for Saturday and the food trucks participating are Wicked Walking Taco’s, Bad Boy’s BBQ, Esther’s Place, and Auntie Matties.

The fall festival portion of this event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fall festival is free and will include bounce houses, games, face painting, photo booths and more. 

The Farmers Market is getting into the fun Saturday, Oct. 23 with a baked pie contest. The following week, on Oct 30, will be Family Fun Day at the market with a costume contest, 4-H pumpkin decorating contest, and trick-or-treating.

The Three Sisters Candle Co. is also getting into the fall spirit by holding the Falling for Fall Craft and Vendor Market at Three Star Mall on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The craft fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include handmade crafts, boutique items, and gifts. The first 25 shoppers will receive a free shopping bag.

The Black House will be having its own fall festivities by holding Spooky Black House tours on Oct. 22 and 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission for these tours is $5 for ages 3 and older. Each room will be decorated, and children will receive a bag of candy following the tour. The Black House is located at 301 W. Main Street.

Westwood Church of Christ is having a fall fest Wednesday, Oct. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be face painting, games, candy and food. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume.

Central Church of Christ is participating in the fall fun too by having a trunk-or-treat on Sunday, Oct. 31. Its trunk-or-treat is welcome to everyone and will be from 3 to 5 p.m. An outdoor service will follow at 5 p.m.

More activities will be announced as the Southern Standard is made aware of them.