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ABA to host Harvest Happening event Saturday

October 13, 2021
ALTON — The Alton Business Association is hosting our 3rd Annual Harvest Happenings Event at B&M Railroad Park on Oct. 16 from 4-7 p.m.! This is a fall family fun event with a Harvest Market and Food Trucks, a Harvest "Hootenany" (kids related activities, yard games, costume contest, etc.) and a Harvest Fair with a Community Artist + Agriculture Showcase, where artists and famers are invited to submit their biggest/best/most unique product/produce for public viewing!

The ABA has partnered with area businesses, organizations, and individuals to organize and plan a "FREE" family-friendly event for our community. We are a non-profit organization committed to keeping our community and business thriving!

Event highlights include:

Harvest market – with food truck & tents and market vendors

• Alton Garden Club

• Alton Gilman Library

• Arbonne Independent Consultant -Lee Briggs

• Catchpenny Pop Up Shop

• Cuddly Creations- Mobile Stuffed Animal Factory. Adopt a Harvest Friend (Wolf or Owl), free while supplies last

• The Fox and Crow Farm

• The Funky Gringo, LLC

• The Garlic Shed

• Jen Azzara – Maxfield Real Estate

• "Know & Glow" – Christy Painchaud, LLC

• Peaks Shave Ice and International Eats – Featuring international foods and handcrafted shave ice and fried dough using local ingredients.

• Scovill Family Restaurant

• Shibley's at the Pier-Serving up their famous "Cajun Chicken Corn Chowder"

• Synergistic Bodywork -Massage Therapy Table

• United States Veterans Motorcycle Club New Hampshire (US Veterans MCNH)

• Usborne Books & More Independent Consultant Ashley Rose

• Our list is updating daily, so stay tuned!

Harvest "Hootenancy"

• Featured Musician, Alec Taliaferro (Thomas) -specializing in folk/country covers

• Pumpkin Carving Contest (on display at B&M Railroad Park) hosted by Catchpenny

• Guess the Amount of "Great Gourds Display" (vote online and day of the event) -Sponsored by Alton Excavation

• "Kids Craft Stop" at Loon Cove Station

• Lollipop Ghost Hunt by Terra Appraisal Services

• Caricature Artist, Erica Golter –Have a Cartoon You (free)!

• Children's Paint a Pumpkin (free) sponsored by US Veterans MCNH

• Costume Contest

• Cornhole

• Follow the glowing light path to Warm Apple Cider at Ginny Douglas Park/Gazebo

• Turkey Raffle, hosted by The Alton Rotary

• Rolling Video Games + VRcade, LLC- Sponsored by Christine O'Brien Real Estate

• Raffles & More hosted at the ABA Main Event Table

Harvest Fair – (where famers and artists are invited to submit their biggest/best/most unique produce, prize, print or product for public viewing!)

• Sponsored by Jen Azzara with Maxfield Real Estate

• No registration required. Participants drop off their display at 4 p.m. and pick back up at 7 p.m.

Festive displays

• The "Great Gourds Display" -sponsored by the ABA (on display at 5 Monument Square)

• Fall Business Decorating Contest -hosted by the ABA (on-going virtual event)

• Town Hall, Ginny Douglas Park & B&M Park Railroad Station

• Town Alton Parks & Recreation Spectacular Scarecrow Spree (from Oct. 1-Nov. 1). Post your "scary crow" pics on the P&R Facebook Event Page and be sure to check out all the amazing displays from P&R around town!

Thank you for joining us for this community Fall fun event!

For more information or if you're interested in being a volunteer for this event, please visit our Facebook event page, website or email us at info@altonbusinessassociation.com.

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