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Newsfront - October 24, 2008

Celebrate the fall season

Downtown hosting crafts festival this weekend

by Geoff Gillette

Ghosts, goblins, Jedi and princesses will be walking the streets of downtown Danville this weekend as part of the annual Danville Fall Crafts Festival. Featuring 200 different artists, crafts and food booths, the festival will get under way at 10 a.m. with a costume parade on Hartz Avenue. Local merchants along Hartz will give out kid-friendly treats.

Danville Area Chamber of Commerce President Melony Newman said it has been exciting to see how the festival has grown each year. "It just keeps getting better and better," she enthused. "It is the perfect way to welcome the new season." The Chamber is partnering with the Town of Danville to sponsor the event.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Many artists will display their works, from photography to jewelry to woodworking. School Street will be home to a Glass Pumpkin Patch, a new addition to the festival. Shops will also display wares out in the open, including Leku Eder on Prospect Avenue with its Walker & Bowes Glass Pumpkin Patch.

There will be food and beverages aplenty. Booths will be set up with a variety of foodstuffs, and residents will be able to have a glass of wine or a mug of microbrew beer at the Chamber's Beverage Garden on Hartz Avenue.

Parking restrictions will not be enforced by the town during the festival and for those not wanting to brave the busy streets a shuttle service will run between the Park and Ride at I-680 and Sycamore Valley Road for the length of the festival.