2016 FALL FESTIVAL DRAWS LARGE CROWDS
September 24 – The 2016 edition of Farmington's annual Fall Festival will go down in the books as one of the most successful ever. Everything seemed to fall in place almost perfectly for this traditional seasonal event which was sponsored by US Bank. First, more vendors were on hand than in recent years. Indeed, some vendors were now also using some of the nearby streets adjoining Columbia Street, where most activity was located. And topping it all off was the almost perfect autumn weather which played a key role in bringing out the crowds. A popular Chalk Art Festival attracted artists young and old as they “decorated” the streets with their chalk masterpieces. Another popular attraction was the second annual Pooch-A-Palooza which attracted dogs dressed in various costumes and artwork. This event was sponsored by Hensco Technologies and the Pet Adoption Center. The popular car show displayed some impressive entries with profits from the event going to help in the restoration of the historic Masonic Black Cemetery. Entertainment included performances by the Goat Farmer Band, Jordan Voss, and the Farmington School of Dance. Cuzzin's sponsored a cornhole tournament to benefit the Shop with a Cop program.