Halifax Events presents the 2nd Annual October Halifest

The Great Pumpkins have arrived in the Town of Halifax!  The 2nd Annual October Halifest will be held on Saturday, October 26th, from 9:00am till 4:00pm, rain or shine, at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market.  This year's event has partnered with many non-profit organizations and local businesses to present an informational and family fun filled day of fall activities.  The United Way, Benchmark Bank, and Jerry Epps Landscape Company will sponsor the funny face pumpkin painting contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize money.  Mentor Role Model and Abbott Farm Supply will sponsor the scarecrow making (you may bring your own clothes to personalize your scarecrow).  Blessed Hope Church will sponsor a free bouncy house.  The Lions Club will provide free children's eye screening, collect old eyeglasses for recycling and take orders for their annual fruit sale.  Ms. Kidd (Smiley the Clown) will be handing out Lions Club balloons and candy.  Lucky the Pig, mascot from Smokin' Jakes, will entertain.  Halifax County Little Theater will sponsor free face painting.  Halifax Fire Department will have two fire trucks and a smokehouse as well as information on fire safety.  The Halifax Police Department will provide information on crime prevention and gun safety.  Gun safe-locks will be handed out.  The Halifax Sheriff's Department will have the Cuffin' Cancer Cruiser on display along with hoodies and t-shirts for sale to support the Halifax County Cancer Association.  Halifax Farmers Market will be selling their delicious stew, produce, meats, homemade breads and baked goods, and herbs.  There will be six live music acts and two dance demos.  Food vendors will offer sno-cones, barbeque, nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers and bologna burgers.  Local art and craft and product vendors will be there to help you get started on your holiday gift giving.  Come celebrate fall and join us at the October Halifest!  Returning this year will be reknowned Chase City artist, Elsa Cristina Gailor featuring her Tea Time Vintage Jewelry and artwork.  Please join us for a family fun filled day of fall activities, artisans, crafters, vendors, food, live music, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, farmers market vendors, stew and much more.

Featured music and dance lineup:

9:00am - 9:30am - recorded music

9:45am - 10:00am - dance demo with Essence of Movement

10:00am - 10:45am - Kirstin Wellons - country music

11:00am - 12:30pm - Big Cedar Drive - bluegrass

12:35pm - 1:00pm - dance demo with Essence of Movement

1:00pm - 2:15pm - The Barnyard Pimps - americana

2:45pm - 3:45pm - Shakedown Street -blues & rock