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Watson’s Fall Festival

Event Details

October 11, 2013 5:00 PM — October 11, 2013 7:30 PM
Location: Watson's Grocery Store
State Center's Main Street
State Center, IA 50247
Contact Name: Marcia Quick
Email: hmquick@partnercom.net
Phone: 641-483-2440

Event Description

Celebrate the harvest season along the historic Lincoln Highway in downtown State Center at the 15th Annual Watson’s Fall Festival. The event will be held from 5:00 to 7:30 on Friday evening, October 11, during the final Farmers Market of the season. The event is sponsored by the State Center Historical Society and the State Center Development Association. Activities will center around Watson’s Grocery Store, a permanent fixture along the Lincoln Highway on State Center’s Main Street since 1895.
The 5th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be held inside Watson’s Grocery Store. Winners will be chosen by a popular vote of visitors in Watson’s Grocery that evening. Watson’s will also be hosting the State Center Historical Society’s homemade pie and ice cream sale. A short video made from film footage taken along the Lincoln Highway during the 1947 and 1948 State Center Fall Festivals will be shown.
Up the street at Jacobson Portrait Studio, 124 West Main, the West Marshall Art Boosters will be hosting their Annual Fall Art Show.
In the street outside, the final outdoor Farmers Market of the season will be underway. The market will feature autumnal produce, crafts, and baked goods. The food vendor for the evening will be Hometown Foods grilling in the market area.
The State Center Development Association will be showing their latest renovation project at their open house in the 1911 Woods Hospital Building, 110-112 West Main. Stop in and see the progress that has made toward bringing the historic building back to being a part of the downtown business community.
In the street in front of the Woods Hospital Building, you will be entertained by jazz music provided by the Ed Kaizer Trio, sponsored by the SCDA. Come and enjoy an evening of great jazz music along the Lincoln Highway.
There will be free entertainment for the kids. A Bounce House will be set up for kids of all ages. Hayrides around town will be available; the pick-up and drop-off site will be in the street in front of Watson’s Grocery Store. Next door to Watson’s Grocery, Mitchell Family Funeral Home, West Marshall Chapel, will be giving out free caramel apples.
Come help us celebrate the harvest season on Friday evening, October 11, with shopping, dining, and family entertainment along the Lincoln Highway on State Center’s historic Main Street. Downtown businesses will remain open later that evening for your shopping convenience.