2017 Albion Fall Festival Fun

The Albion Merchants Association sponsored a really cool event in downtown Albion, today! It was the first year for what I hope will be an Annual Fall Festival! They had food trucks, vendors, local artists, activities, a car show, scarecrow building fun, and even a pet costume parade!!! Here are the photos! Some of the photos were taken early before the crowd got into full swing, but they did have a really good attendance for a first year event! Everyone seemed to have a great time and enjoy all there was to do, see, and buy in our wonderful historic downtown!

First……lots of exciting new and revitalized stuff downtown…..two new shops on Bank Street and a renovation/expansion to an existing business on Main Street:

  • “Town and Country Quilter” owned by Tara Thom – she’s planning to have quilting classes, long-arm certification classes, and sell fabrics and other cool things – she had a soft opening this weekend. Tara will have a big open house with a “Meet The Teachers” event where the instructors of the classes being offered will be available to meet and answer questions on November 11th.

Tara Thom by her Gammill Long Arm Quilting Machine

  • Adam Johnson is in the process of renovating the middle of three buildings he owns on Main St. The middle building will be an expansion of his “39 Problems” restaurant and will make room for indoor seating and a bar area. All three buildings will receive new store fronts – two store fronts are targeted for completion by year end and the third to follow later. Read more about this expansion on The Hub by clicking here.

  • The second new business on Bank St is “Bird and Matilda’s Boutique”, owned by Terri Jordan. Terri sells soaps, bath bombs, candles, home decor, and more. Sadly, I got side tracked and realized after I got home that I forgot to get photos of Bird and Matilda’s!!! DANG IT ALL!!! But — you can read all about this wonderful new shop by clicking here for an Orleans Hub article on both new Bank St. businesses.

Now…..more on the Fall Festival:

Navarra’s Farm Market was there!

Mia, Joan, and Jenna!

One of several fun activities

The Scarecrow Building activity was very popular!

THERE WERE LULA BOOTHS!!! But, I didn’t get anything except this photo! hehehe

Lots of amazing crafters selling their creations!

And, food trucks!!!

And, now for the adorable participants in the Pet Costume Parade!!!

Organizer, Lori Laine, her son, and their babies lead the parade down the east sidewalk along Main St!

Minnie and Moose – the parade’s Grand Marshalls…..Lori Laine named the parade after her special dachshunds!

This “Hot Dog” trio were the winners of the costume parade contest!

They were ALL adorable, but this little guy stole my heart!!!

There were even some super sweet super heroes!!!

I’ll leave you with this shot……while I was waiting for the pet parade to start, this scene of peaks and ornate building tops caught my eye!

Great job to all who worked so hard to put this fantastic event together!!! I look forward to attending future Fall Festivals and watching this event grow!

 

 

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