ALACHUA – Alachua will celebrate its 10th annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Nov. 11, as Main Street comes alive with a multitude of things to see, do and eat. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., vendors, children's activities and entertainment will top the ticket.
The annual event is sponsored by the Alachua Business League with support from the City of Alachua and local businesses. With sunny skies and the high forecast to reach nearly 80 degrees, the weather is cooperating fully with festival planners, participants and visitors.
If this year’s event is anything like in years past, a large crowd can be expected to mingle up and down Main Street, stopping to peruse vendors’ wares of jewelry, art, doggie treats, ornaments and all variety of arts and crafts.
And when festival goers look for food or drink, they won’t have to go far as there will be a good supply of beverages, treats and food.
A number of local not-for-profit groups will be offering specialized services and raising funds for their organizations. The Alachua Business League has been working with area groups to honor U.S. military veterans at the festival, which falls on Veteran’s Day this year.
Alachua’s Cub Scout Pack 88, which is sponsored by the Alachua Lions Club, will be hosting veterans at the "Veteran's Tent" located near the south stage on Main Street. And in support of the Alachua County Military Support Group’s mission to send care packages to soldiers serving overseas, items such as toiletries, magazines, candy, hair ties, Wet Wipes, beef jerky, Kleenex, Band Aids, and old cell phones as well as monetary donations will be collected.
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