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From family skate night, to the best chocolate cake contest, to the Chandler three-mile race, to an arts and crafts show and a parade, the Montross Fall Festival kicks off this weekend.
For almost six decades, the festival has been a highlight of the fall in Westmoreland County, and this year’s event, which also features a scavenger hunt, a baby contest and a car show, looks as spectacular as ever.
“The Fall Festival is my favorite event in Montross,” said Carol Chandler, a longtime Montross civic leader who was chosen as the Grand Marshal for the parade at this year’s event.
“It is a little bit of everything that is good about our community- the food, the crafts, the families and the high school kids,” Chandler said. “I love it.”
“The Town Fall Festival has been an important event to the Town for over 60 years,” said Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy. “This year’s theme, ‘Hometown Family Fun’, is just what our festival is all about.”
Reamy urged everyone to “come and join the fun” at the event which begins Thursday evening and concludes Saturday night.
The schedule of events is as follows:
THURSDAY Oct. 3
• 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Peoples Community Bank’s Family Skate Night at Stan’s Skateland
FRIDAY Oct. 4
• 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Best Chocolate Cake Contest sponsored by the Peggy Garland Law Office
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Customer Appreciation Lunch sponsored by Union First Market Bank
• 6 p.m.
Little Mr. & Miss Fall Festival Pageant at W&L High School
• 7 p.m.
W&L Homecoming Football Game vs. Spotsylvania at W&L High School
SATURDAY Oct. 5
• 7 a.m.
Chandler 3-Mile Race starts at Montross Vol. Rescue Squad
• 9 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies at Westmoreland Courthouse Square Courtyard
Welcome - Mayor R. David O’Dell, Jr.
National Anthem - Sandra Henderson
Flag Raising - Boy Scout Troop 252 & Cub Scout Pack 208
“I Am the Flag” - Larry D. Greene
• 9 a.m.
Sidewalk-Chalk Art Contest Check-In sponsored by theThe Art of Coffee
• 9 a.m. To Noon
Peoples Community Bank Classic Car & Truck Show at Peoples Bank
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Mourning Jewelry Exhibit” at the Westmoreland County Museum
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Civil War Artifacts at the Westmoreland County Museum Annex
• 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Stratford Harbor Hee-Haws performing on Courtyard Street
• 10 a.m. Noon
Scavenger Hunt Check-In at Sunbelt Realty Office
• 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
One Day Remains performing on Courtyard Stage
• 11 a.m.
PAWS Pet Show at the People’s Insurance Agency Lot
• 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Voices of Macedonia on the Courthouse Porch
• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Siloam Church Praise Dancers, Youth Choir and Men’s Group on the Courtyard Stage
• 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Men of Shabach on the Courthouse Porch
• 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Justified performing on the Courtyard Stage
• 2 p.m.
Parade with Grand Marshal Carol C. Chandler
• 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Jerusalem Men’s Chorus performing on the Courtyard Stage
• 3:30 p.m.
Parade and Festival Awards on the Courthouse Porch
• 4 p.m.
Raffle Drawings on the Courthouse Porch