Margaretville businesses to hold Halloween event

Margaretville — Working together, Shops on Main, a group of Margaretville business owners will host a number of related events this coming Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street to help revitalize and re-energize the town’s shopping experience for the community.

“Halloween on Main” is an event geared to all age groups featuring games, crafts, photos, music and refreshments taking place at the Binnekill Square. Activities include prizes for costumes.
This will also serve as the kick-off point for Saturday’s “Trick or Treat on Main” event which encourages kids (and parents) of all ages to travel throughout town and visit the Margaretville shops featuring the orange “Margaretville Pumpkin” signs in their windows which lets them know that all kinds of treats await them there!

The “Farmers’ Market on Main” also returns this weekend by popular demand for the third week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will once again host local farmers and their bounty. Sample the wares of Bread Alone, Harpersfield Cheese, Lucky Chocolates, Pika’s Farm Table, Tea Thyme Herb and Fruit Farm, Straight Out of the Ground Farms (Roxbury farmer Madalyn Warran), Cowbella Butters & Yogurts, Lazy Crazy Acres Dairy Farm and more.

Bring an appetite
Make sure to bring your appetite as two more Margaretville businesses join in this effort. The Bun n’ Cone will be hosting a pig roast and Summerfields will be grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers. The Bun n’ Cone has been closed since the flood but plans to re-open soon, so it will be great to have this Margaretville institution back on the street.

Last Saturday’s farmers’ market was the best attended yet and many vendors sold out early. “It’s great being here, I’m seeing friends I haven’t seen since the flood” remarked one shopper. Bread Alone, a perennial favorite among locals and tourists alike had only two bread loaves left at 2 p.m. Frank Cardone, of New Kingston, disappointed at missing out on the opportunity to stock up on baguettes, promised to make an early appearance at this week’s market. Many stores reported better than average traffic in the shops as a result of the increased foot traffic. Karen Kolar hosted the “Shops on Main” booth featuring merchandise samplings from Sweet Peas, Little Sprouts, The Bed & Bath Shoppe, Foothills Shoe, Wildflowers and more.

Admission is free to all events. Proceeds will benefit Shops on Main, a collaborative initiative of local businesses and the MARK Project, to revitalize and help rebuild Margaretville’s Main Street Business Community. E-mail: info@shopmargaretville.com.