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South Boston Downtown Harvest Festival coming Saturday

South Boston’s Annual Downtown Harvest Festival is this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Main and North Main Street will be the focus of Saturday’s daytime activities with arts and crafts along the street, entertainment and food around every corner, including those cinn-sational cinnamon rolls in Constitution Square.

Other activities include balloon sculpting by Skedaddle, juggling, magic shows, face painting, pumpkin painting, pony rides and much more.

The Halifax County High School JROTC will be back once again helping children make their own scarecrow.  Straw and old clothes will be available at the grassy space next to Carter Bank and Trust from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cost $5 if participants provide their own clothes, $8 if they don’t.

What could be more fun than painting pumpkins in the fall?  The public is invited to come and join in the family fun and create their very own special pumpkins. There are two locations at two different times. The events will be held at the Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon and in Constitution Square from 2 to 4 p.m.  

On the Family Entertainment Stage located in Constitution Square will be Chaz the Magician at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. with sleight of hand tricks, mindreading feats and small-scale illusions; “Just Paul” will perform at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Paul Miller is a one-man show: comedian, magician and an amazing juggler with a lot of audience participation and hilarious improvisation.  Moving Voices The Isadora Duncan Cultural Exchange, Inc. will perform at noon, We’ve Got Rhythm Dance Academy will perform at 1 p.m., and The Essence of Movement Dance Studio will perform at 3 p.m. 

Entertaining the crowds on Charles Street on Stage 2 will be The Barnyard Pimps, Chase Bowes & Friends, The Satterfields, Trevor Smith and Kermit Wright and The Good Time Band.

There will be homegrown goodies at The Downtown Farmers Market, 300 Broad Street, open at 7:30 a.m. There will be a bounce house for the children to enjoy on Seymour Drive and the Head Over Heels Cheer Team will perform at 2 p.m.  

Tinkers Car Club Fall Cruz-In will be held in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center parking lot starting at 9 a.m.

Lots of fun will be provided for the entire family. 

For more information, call (434) 575-4208 or visit