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Downtown bash returns this weekend

Fall welcomes the 22nd annual South Boston Harvest Festival on Saturday when the streets of Historic Downtown South Boston will come alive.

There’s plenty to do for all ages, so bring the kids and prepare to have a great day, said Festival Director Sara Davis.

For youngsters, featured attractions include Marlo the Magician, pumpkin painting, Skedaddle the Clown making balloon animals, bounce houses and scarecrow making.

“There will be funny clowns strolling the streets and making balloon sculptures, while magicians are busy pulling tricks out of their hats. The kids will enjoy painting their own pumpkins and having their turn at the pony rides. Visitors can even try their hand at scarecrow making,” Davis said. A bounce house also will be set up on Seymour Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For the older crowd, two stages of non-stop entertainment, arts and craft and food vendors and lots, lots more await, Davis said.

All day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. crafters with a host of traditional, unique and beautiful handmade items will line the streets. 

Also available at the Harvest Festival will be lavender gifts, soy candles, stoneware pottery, wooden crafts of every kind and colorful mums.

Throughout the day festivalgoers can enjoy continuous music and entertainment that will be at Constitution Square and Charles Street.

As usual one won’t go hungry as a wide variety of food can be found on every block.

“Look for barbecue, turkey legs, funnel cakes, candy apples and 30 flavors of shaved ice. And don’t forget those delicious Cinn-Sational Cinnamon Rolls,” said Davis.

Back by popular demand - Barney of Mayberry will be here with his Mayberry Squad Car and Mayberry Jail mingling with the crowd, signing autographs, and taking photos with fans.

Now in its 22nd year, the South Boston Harvest Festival has become a favorite area festival offering something for everyone.

“The festival promises to be a day of great activities, wonderful entertainment and delicious food, with fun for the entire family,” Davis said.

Anyone wanting more information is asked to call 434-575-4208, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the festival website at