WILLIAMSTOWN, Ontario – As the leaves slowly begin to change in our region and fall is becoming more imminent, locals got into the season’s spirit at the anticipated, annual Fall Harvest Festival at the Williamstown Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 15.
This year’s event saw about 100 vendors, growing from around 80 last year.
“And there’s room to grow next year because we’ve taken over an extra field,” said organizer Debbie Burns, who was thrilled with the amount of vendors and “steady stream of crowds.”
Burns believes that many locals want to immerse themselves in fall traditions, but also sees how residents of SDG really show up to local community events as they may not venture outside of the area often for handmade goods, and continuously support their neighbours.
Some new vendors this year included a young woman doing henna, Justin Sauve showing his artwork as his daughter painted at the event, candle and crocheted goods, and many more according to Burns.
“There’s some great, great people…there’s lots of talent here,” she added.
Burns’ annual trunk sale is set to take place this November and be bigger and better than ever. Last year, the event raised $40,000 for Rachel’s Kids House of Hope. The event will support the same cause this year and then begin a three-year partnership with supporting our Beyond 21.