Downtown Martin to host Oktoberfest
Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010 11:07 am
It is time once again for the celebration of the fall season in downtown Martin. With a variety of sponsors paying tribute to the changing of the season, there promises to be something for everyone at Festival Park in downtown Martin on Saturday, Oct. 9.
This year, the Martin Historic Business District and Rolling Thunder® TN Chapter 6 have partnered to bring together bikes and little babes.
Beginning early that morning, community members will line the park for the rummage sale. Good bargains are sure to be found. The cost to reserve a spot is only $10. Reservations can be made at the C.E. Weldon Public Library.
The Farmer’s Market will continue behind the public library that day.
Children’s inflatables will be at Festival Park while RT TN Ch. 6 opens the gates for its annual bike show. The entry fee for the bike show is $10. A $100 Best of Show cash prize and trophies will be given away as the public will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite bikes in a variety of categories. Concessions will be offered by Pepsi-MidAmerica.
There will also be snow cones, popcorn, hamburgers and hot dogs available.
Later that day, a tailgate party and cook-out in preparation for the Tennessee vs. Georgia game is planned at Cadillac’s. The Doug Bartholomew Band will perform at 10 that evening.
From Festival Park to the corner of S. Lindell and Church streets, events are planned at a variety of businesses in several locations.
Plans are under way for kids’ face painting and pumpkin carving.
For those young at heart, a beer-tasting event will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at The Gap beside Olivia’s Opera House. At 7 p.m. at The Gap, 9 Volt Romeo will perform live.
Local businesses will feature specials throughout the day along Broadway and Lindell streets for those wishing to spruce up their home or their style with the colors fall.
Make plans to attend the annual Oktoberfest in downtown Martin.
For more information, contact the Weakley County Press at 587-3144.