Headland Harvest Day

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Youngsters enjoy a ride at a previous Harvest Day celebration in Headland. This year's Harvest Day is set for Oct. 13 on the town square in Headland.

The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Harvest Day Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. around the town square.

“Last year our festival brought thousands of residents and visitors to downtown Headland and this year will be no different,” said Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rhonda Harrison. “Actually, we expect this year’s event to be even larger because of Headland participating in the Making Alabama--A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit in celebration of Alabama becoming a state 200 years ago.”

The day-long event will be filled with various vendors offering a variety of arts and crafts, children’s games, rides, food, car show and entertainment.

Vendor spots are filling fast, but spots are still available, Harrison said.

“We received several requests from new vendors this year,” Harrison said. “Everyone is excited about this very special Harvest Day Festival. It’s not very often we can all come together for a great festival and celebrate not only our state’s birthday, but Henry County’s birthday as well.”

Vendors are urged to register now. Vendors will be responsible for furnishing their own tents for their booth. Set-up time will be from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Space rental fee information is available on the chamber’s website www.headlandal.com.

“The Harvest Day Festival is a great way for vendors to display their items, as well as a great day to do some early holiday shopping,” Harrison said.

Several other activities will be scheduled leading up to the Oct. 13 festival.

“Our annual Harvest Run is scheduled for Sept. 29,” Harrison said. “Information is available on our website. We urge all runners to participate in this great event. Information regarding our annual Harvest Pageant will be available soon. Information packets will be provided to all local schools. I urge everyone to visit the chamber’s website and Facebook page regularly. As soon as Harvest activities are planned, we will update the website and Facebook page.”

Harrison reminds everyone of Headland’s annual Scarecrows on the Square Contest.

“This is our third year for Scarecrows on the Square, and it has become a great event for the entire community to participate in,” Harrison said. “This year’s contest starts Sept. 28. This event is part of a scarecrow trail connecting Dothan Botanical Gardens’ Scarecrows in the Garden and Abbeville’s Scarecrows at the Courthouse.”

For more information on Harvest activities, call 334-693-3303.

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