by Mickey Smith
The streets of Morristown will be rocking in October on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with music and a slate of events geared to all ages. Portland and Hutchins Streets will be closed to traffic during the event.
The day gets started with a Fun Run starting at Oxbow Park and finishing up at Powerplay Sports on Portland Street.
Beginning at 10 a.m. there will be music all day long, with the Love that Duo Music, Charlotte and Shane Brody performing on the Main Stage, near the intersection of Portland and Main Streets. Chad Hollister will be performing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Main Stage and Waylon Speed will be performing from 3 – 6 p.m.
The only break from the music on the Main Stage will occur at 2 p.m. when the live auction of the Adirondack chairs, that were placed around the village this summer, will occur.
Starting at noon, there will be kids’ entertainment at the corner of Hutchins & Portland Street with No Strings Puppets performing Handsome and Gretel from 12 to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Magician Tom Joyce will be performing.
Other events going on through the day include the Farmers Market (which will combine the traditional farmers’ market with the artisans’ market) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the corner of Portland and Brigham Streets. An open studio at River Arts from 10 – 5 and an open house for Lamoille Housing Partnership/Pall Spera Realty at the Arthur’s Building from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be a food court and vendors’ court near the Post Office, with both running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well, and from noon to 6 p.m. Rock Art Brewery and Caledonia Spirits will be hosting tastings of their products, and the Bijou Cineplex is planning movies – naturally, all digital! – during the day as well.
At 3 p.m. there will be a burger cook-off in the Post Office parking lot, which will determine the “Best Burger in the County.”
Morristown Community Development Coordinator Tricia Follert said parking will be available in the Municipal lot, at the Oxbow and in the Union Bank parking lot, but stressed Portland Street would be closed from the blinking light to the Bijou Corner during the event.