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Street fair set for this Saturday
autumn leaves

The 25th annual Autumn Street Fair is this Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 8 a.m. in historic downtown McMinnville. 

Organized by the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership McMinnville class, more than 200 vendors have registered for the day-long event. Visitors can shop until they drop, or until the event ends at 5 p.m.

“We’ve received vendors from across Tennessee, as well as Georgia and Alabama,” said Nikki Childers, Leadership McMinnville class member. “There will be boutiques, jewelry, arts and crafts, home, entertainment and agriculture items. There will be a wide variety of different foods available.”

Entertainment: 

• Never The Less performs at 8 a.m. with a light acoustic set and again at 3 p.m. with an amplified set. The five-member band describes itself as “a collection of brothers who’ve joined together with one purpose in mind: to make noise with each other from the heart and soul, in order to keep our sanity.” 

• Beth Cooper and the TN Hollow Band performs at 11 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. The group offers a combination of bluegrass and bluegrass gospel.

• A Halloween Doggie Costume Contest begins at 10 a.m. on The Lot. Prizes will be given for first, second, third and people’s choice. There is no entry fee, but donations are accepted. Call 931-743-8593 to enter. 

• Cornhole Tournament starts at 12 p.m. with more than $250 in prizes. Entry is $10 per team. Call 473-6611 to enter.

McMinnville Fire Department will once again kick off its annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland with a booth. Dressing in distinct, pink shirts, the on-duty firefighters will be collecting donations during this event and at various businesses in the community throughout October. 

McMinnville Fire Fighters Association Local 3026 will be showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by conducting a Fill the Boot fundraising campaign at a separate booth during the fair. The off-duty firefighters will be raising money to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. 

For more information, visit autumnstreetfairtn.com.