The harvest season is upon us, and the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its third annual Fall Festival in Herrick Park on October 19.
There will be over 50 booths set up in the downtown park on Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine, where local artists, shopkeepers, and over 20 non-profits will display their wares and information. Dance or listen to live music all day — from bluegrass to blues — including tunes from Annie and the Band, The Jan Hanna Band, Twenty-Seven Dollars, and the East Hampton High School Jazz Band.
The YMCA East Hampton RECenter-sponsored inflatable bounce rides, fall craft project, healthy fitness obstacle course, and 40-foot climbing rock wall will amuse children and the young at heart, along with art projects in the gazebo, a costume parade at noon for kids and parents, and a haunted pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving. There will be a live mural painting. See, and crawl on, antique fire trucks, boats, and other emergency vehicles on display.
Food offerings include wood-fired pizza from Around the Fire, hand-made pretzels from Knot of this World, and tasty offerings from Noah’s on the Road and Perfect Pickle. The Golden Pear will offer its fare and there’ll be Kona Ice and Mister Softee to help guests cool down. Village eateries and local shops will be open all day.
Chamber of Commerce president, Glenn Vickers stated, “It’s a true community event to celebrate fall and the harvest season. The sights, sounds, and flavors of this season are especially beautiful in East Hampton this time of year.” Visit www.easthamptonchamber.com to find out more.