There will be plenty to do in downtown Guntersville Friday and Saturday.
The Downtown Merchants Association is holding its Fall Festival. It will be centered around Errol Allan Park, with other events taking place elsewhere in Northtown.
The Elks Lodge will be holding its Fall Bazaar with more booths and activities taking place in the alley between Fant’s and the Brick and in the back parking lot of Fant’s.
The first ever Pat Upton Day concert will take place at Errol Allan Park from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Section 8 will perform. Pat Upton Jr. will sing his late father’s famous song, “More Today Than Yesterday.” The concert is free.
Both the Fall Festival and Fall Bazaar will offer booths with all kinds of merchandise, food and other wares. Stores are expected to be holding special events in their own venues.
“The Fall Bazaar will have about 92 vendor booths,” said Sam Karel, who is helping organize it along with his wife Lynne.
Both event are in essence “huge outdoor vendor markets,” according to Lisa Baker of Baker’s on Main, who is organizing the Fall Festival and Pat Upton Day concert.
The Guntersville High Junior Civitans will have a Pumpkin Patch at Errol Allan Park, a spinoff of the Lake City Civitans Pumpkin Patch. Donald Walker will be carving pumpkins there on Saturday.
Other activities will include kiddy train rides, inflatables, pumpkin bowling and a pumpkin pie eating contest.
Several businesses are involved in a scarecrow contest. Guntersville Outfitters will have their rock climbing wall set up.
Food trucks will be present.