27th annual South Boston Harvest Festival kicks off Saturday

The public is invited to attend South Boston’s 27th Annual South Boston Harvest Festival that will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday in downtown South Boston.

South Boston’s 27th Annual South Boston Harvest Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday in downtown South Boston.

Main Street will be the focus of Saturday’s daytime activities with arts and crafts along the street, entertainment on two stages, and all the food is in Constitution Square.

Other activities include bounce houses on Seymour Drive, fire trucks on Arch Street, balloon animals and much more.

The Halifax County High School JROTC will be back once again helping children make their own scarecrows. Straw and old clothes will be available at Charles Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cost $5 if own clothes are provided, $8 if not.

Young and old may paint a pumpkin from 1 – 3 p.m. on North Main Street. Pumpkins are for sale ranging in different sizes and prices. It costs $1 to paint the pumpkin, plus the cost of the pumpkin.

Bring the kids and camera to Constitution Square for a fall photo opportunity with a backdrop of straw bales, pumpkins and scarecrows.

Marlo the Magician will be strolling the street with his magic from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Skedaddle the Clown will be strolling and making free balloon animals from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On Stage 1 located in Constitution Square is We've Got Rhythm Dance Academy 10 - 10:30 a.m.; Nelly Zamora Jones 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Essence of Movement Dance Studio noon to 12:30 p.m.; Kermit Wright and The Good Time Band 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.; and Forever Young Band 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Stage 2 at Charles Street is The High Rock Ramblers 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; The High Grass Band 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; and the Fear One Band may perform 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., confirmation pending.

The Harvest Festival is sponsored by Destination Downtown South Boston and their sponsors: Harvester Sponsors - Dominion Energy; Growing Sponsor – Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital; Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; and Carter Bank and Trust; Seedling Sponsors – Valley Star Credit Union and Comfort Systems USA (Mid Atlantic), LLC; Planting Sponsors – Huber Engineered Woods, Davenport Energy and Velocity Urgent Care.

Organizers say the day promises lots of fun for the entire family.

For more information, call 434-575-4208 or visit www.soboharvestfest.com.