Food, attractions, vendors, and plenty of pumpkins will set the stage for next week’s Fall Market at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.
While the church has hosted farmer’s markets and similar events in the past, the seasonal celebration on Oct. 1 is the first of its kind. Event coordinator Whitney Idol told Scope News that it “mirrors the fall bazaar that Bunker Hill held years ago” and the church is “hoping to bring a bit of that history back to life.”
Admission is free and the market will be open from 2-6 p.m. at 1510 Bunker Hill Sandy Ridge Road.
In addition to nearly two dozen vendor booths, a selection of foods, and autumn-themed activities, there will be some interesting vehicles on display at the car and tractor show. Between chucking pumpkins and jumping around in the bounce house, kids of all ages are sure to find something fun to do.
Idol explained that the positive community response to previous events provided the motivation to go all out for this one.
“We held a farmer’s market almost every Saturday throughout the summer and it led to the decision to hold a bigger Fall Market to kick off fall,” she said.
A number of the local artisans and small businesses that set up booths at those earlier events will be returning on Saturday.
“We have met a lot of wonderful community members through our farmer’s market that was held over the summer,” Idol explained. “Many of those vendors will be at the Fall Market.”