Scenes from Lowell: Fall Festivals Edition

This weekend saw not one but two fall celebrations. We made it to both, and here’s the photographic proof:

First was the Alto Harvest Festival and Car Show. Held in downtown Alto on Saturday, it was a treat for anyone into classic cars and family fun.

Cars lining the downtown streets came in all shapes and sizes. Our personal favorite was this little bug all decked out for a picnic.

First Baptist Church sponsored the Kids Zone, and volunteers greeted everyone with a bottle of water and bag of goodies. It was a welcome gift in the midday sun.

Within the Kids Zone, there was this giant inflatable slide which was quite the hit. Plus, there was other bounce games, matchbox car races and face painting free of charge.

A variety of animals were in the petting zoo area…
…and the fire department was on-hand to let everyone try using the fire hose.

Other highlights of the Alto Harvest Festival included food booths in the downtown, vendors in Veterans’ Park, a pie eating contest and bingo.

The other big festival this past weekend was the Fallasburg Arts Festival, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Organized by LowellArts, the event brought approximately 100 artisans from as far away as Texas to show off their wares. Art ranged from realistic paintings to fun lawn art to everything else in between.

Between browsing booths, visitors could pick up some food from one of the local non-profits who were dishing out breakfast, lunch and desserts.

There was also live music on the stage.

In the pavilion, there were craft demonstrations of origami, woodworking, weaving, paper making and more.

In the children’s area, pumpkins were free for the taking — and decorating.

The Fallasburg Arts Festival ran on Saturday and Sunday. At the end of it all, someone walked away with this gorgeous quilt which was was the grand prize in the festival auction.

Did you go to the Alto Harvest Festival or the Fallasburg Arts Festival? If so, tell us your favorite part in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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