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South Boston Harvest Fest returns for 25th year Saturday / September 21, 2015
South Boston’s 25th annual Harvest Festival is this Saturday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Main Street will be the focus of Saturday’s daytime activities with arts and crafts along the street, entertainment on three stages and food around every corner.

Other activities include balloon sculpting, face painting, magic shows, pony rides, bounce houses on Seymour Drive, fire trucks, and much more.

The HCHS JROTC will be back once again helping children make their own scarecrow. Straw and old clothes will be available at Charles Street from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and will cost $5 if you provide your own clothes, $8 if you don’t.

You can paint a pumpkin from 2–4 p.m. in Constitution Square. Come grab your pumpkins and get started! Pumpkins are for sale ranging in different sizes and prices. For a small fee, paints and brushes will be provided for you to paint your pumpkin. It costs $1 to paint the pumpkin, plus the cost of the pumpkin.

Bring your kids and your own camera to Constitution Square for a fall photo opportunity with a backdrop of straw bales, pumpkins, and scarecrows!

Marlo the Magician will be strolling the street with his magic from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Skedaddle the Clown will be strolling and making balloon animals from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

On Stage 1 located in Constitution Square is The Prizery’s Pre-K Art Parade at 10; Kirsten Wellons at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Steve and Rhonda Powell at 11:30 a.m.; Big Eddie at 12:15 p.m.; Essence of Movement Dance Studio at 1 p.m.; The Last Pioneers at 1:30 p.m.; We’ve Got Rhythm Dance Academy at 2 p.m.; Nelly Zamora-Jones at 3:30 p.m.; Head Over Heels Tumble & Cheer at 4 p.m. and Halifax County High School Marching Comets Band at 4:30 p.m.

On Stage 2 at Charles Street is Kyle Martin & The Halifax Hillbillies at 10 a.m.; The Bluegrass Five at 11:30 a.m.; The HIGH Grass Band at 1 p.m.; Kermit Wright and the Good Times Band at 2:30 p.m.; and Chris Crews & The Crew band at 3:45 p.m.

On Stage 3 at the corner of Ferry and Main is The Gospel Showcase Stage with Blue Wing Grove Church Choir at 10 a.m.; Mt. Olive Baptist Church Praise Dancers at 10:45 a.m.; Anthony Holt & Co. at 11:30 a.m.; Forever Blessed at 12:15 p.m.; His Young Men (HYM) at 1 p.m.; Halifax County High School Marching Band Drum Line 1:45 p.m.; First Baptist Church Praise Dancers at 2:15 p.m.; Bailyares at 3 p.m.; and Eric Buster at 3:45 p.m.

A Pre-K Art Parade in Constitution Square at 10 a.m. will kick off the Prizery’s tenth anniversary Celebration. After the art parade, there will be theatre games, leaf printing, historical tours, and other demonstrations free and open to the public at The Prizery until 1:00 p.m.

There will be Belly Dance Workshops with Donna Mehalko at Moving Voices Studio at 419 Main Street from 1-3 p.m. for a Workshops for adults; a 3:15 p.m. Demo; and a Workshop for teens from 4-6 p.m.

There will be homegrown goodies at The Downtown Farmers Market, 300 Broad Street, open at 7:30 a.m.

The Harvest Festival is sponsored by Destination Downtown South Boston and its sponsors: Harvester Sponsor - Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital; Growing Sponsor - Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; Nurturing Sponsors - Dominion Clover Power, Sam’s Club, Carter Bank & Trust, and Edward Jones Investments; Seedling Sponsors Piedmont Credit Union, H & M Logging, Inc., Mark Morris, M.D. / Halifax Eye Care Center, and Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; Planting Sponsors - Comfort Systems USA (Mid Atlantic), LLC; Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, and Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Come out and enjoy South Boston’s favorite place to celebrate the fall season! For more information, call (434) 575-4208 or visit

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