ALABAMA FALL FEST OPENS FRIDAY AT STATE FARMER'S MARKET
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Seeking to promote Alabama and draw a crowd to the State Farmer's Market, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries will host what it hopes will become an annual fall festival this weekend.
The Alabama Fall Fest is set for Friday, Oct. 20, 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the market on Montgomery's Federal Drive.
Proceeds from the event sponsorships will go to benefit the Montgomery City Public School System and the Children's Literacy Guild of Alabama.
Montgomery area second-graders from Dozier, Hayneville, Pintlala, Floyd, and Harrison Elementary Schools will attend the event as a school field trip on Friday.
The children will learn about Alabama agriculture through a series of learning stations. Some of the stations include: a beekeeper who will teach kids about honey production and safety with bees, reading stations that feature books about agriculture, nutrition information from the "Five a Day" program and Ag in the Classroom, a kid's concert, and a milking station where children can learn how to milk a cow.
Kim Earwood, director of the Women's Division of the Alabama Farmers Federation, will represent the Ag In The Classroom program as she delivers coloring books and AITC Classroom Web Cards to the children.
The Topper Price Duo will provide a free, family friendly concert Friday, 6-9 p.m. Concessions will be available and lawn chairs and blankets are permitted.
Saturday's activities include:
8 a.m.-3 p.m. -- An open market with Alabama products
10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Pony rides
1-2 p.m. -- Photos with Big Moe, the Montgomery Biscuits' mascot. There will also be booths for Kid Chefs and the Children's Literacy Guild.