Fall Fest & Heritage Day ahead


By Lenny C. Lepola - newsguy@ee.net



By Lenny C. Lepola

newsguy@ee.net

Typically, members of the Big Walnut Area Historical Society hold an annual Heritage Day celebration in early October at the Myers Inn Museum, and the Village of Sunbury holds its annual Fall Fest at Freedom Park on State Route 61.

But this year, as part of the Village of Sunbury Bicentennial Celebration, the historical society has joined forces with the village to hold a combined event, a Village of Sunbury Bicentennial Fall Fest & Heritage Day.

The combination Heritage Day and Fall Festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, on Sunbury Village Square and the Myers Inn property.

Events will kick off at 10 a.m. in the morning when people may purchase Auto Tour booklets at the Myers Inn Museum.

“Columbus Street will be closed from Granville Street to Cherry Street to allow families to safely walk from the Myers Inn Barn where the village blacksmith will be working,” said Myers Inn Museum Curator Polly Horn. “The Myers Inn Museum will also feature candle dipping, knot dolls, Johnny Appleseed, a covered wagon, and Jay Fletcher and his hit-and-miss engines.”

Hidden Creek Farms will host a Pumpkin Patch, staff members from Community Library are preparing a Haunted Town Hall, Sunbury Christian Church will host a food court, and there will be a straw maze, hay wagon rides, costume contest, a photo booth, music, face painting, carnival-type games, pioneer crafts, bounce house and slide, and square dancing in the street.

Horn said best of all, Sunbury Fall Festival & Heritage Day is free, just show up in historic downtown Sunbury next Sunday afternoon, October 16.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

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By Lenny C. Lepola

newsguy@ee.net

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.