Market Day and Pumpkin festival in Fayetteville


Fayetteville Main Street and the Pumpkin People are planning a variety of family events and opportunities for local residents on Saturday, October 29 in Downtown Fayetteville.

Starting at the Gazebo at 10 a.m., residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs until 6 p.m. With over 106 vendors, this will be the largest Market Day so far for 2011.

Joyce Waits, Main Street Coordinator, says that this year’s Market Days have been the best so far since starting this monthly event in 2008.

“Many people this year have enjoyed shopping at Market Day where vendors have sold their homemade and homegrown products in record numbers,” she added.
The final Market day is scheduled for November 19, as most of the produce vendors have reached the end of the growing season.

This weekend also hosts a long-standing tradition for kids of all ages. The Pumpkin Festival and Trick or Treat on Main Street will be a fun spectacle around the square as families are encouraged to come downtown and enjoy hay rides, train rides, face painting, games and much more. These activities will be interspersed between the Market Day vendors, and kids will be able to visit the vendor booths and downtown businesses for trick-or-treating beginning at 4 p.m. Then at 5 p.m. they can compete in a costume contest with prizes awarded in different age groups. During the day, everyone is encouraged to view the hundreds of decorated pumpkins on display across the street at the Old Courthouse lawn.

Vendors or individuals wishing to participate in any of these festivities should call 770-719-4173 for more information. Vendor registration forms are available on the city’s website, Keep up to date with the latest Main Street happenings via Facebook at “City of Fayetteville, GA”.