Fall festival, zombie run coming to Main Street in Canton in October


Annual Fall Festival in Canton coming in October

Canton’s annual Fall Festival will see some changes this year but some old favorites will be returning.  The Fall Festival is a project of the Canton Main Street advisory board.

This year’s festival will take place in the evening on Saturday, October 8, with Dinner on Main Street plus a host of activities for children and a silent auction.  It will begin at 5 p.m.  with the opening of the children’s’ area. Main Street is located in downtown Canton on an around Buffalo Street.

The $10 per child admission fee will allow participation in all games and crafts with a dinner of hot dog, chips, drink and cookie served.

Games featured will include the chance to paint a fall canvas to take home, a coloring station with an assortment of fall pictures, painting an old car as well as corn hole, giant Jenga, life-size checkers, bobbing for apples, a scarecrow dress-up race and two bounce houses.  Children may take part in activities from 5 p.m. until the close of the festival. 

Dinner on Main Street will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is catered by Buttermilk’s.  Seating is by reservation only and tickets are $30 per person.  Diners will choose between two meal offerings when they buy their tickets.

Chances on a Yeti cooler donated by Texas Bank and Trust and on a Bison cooler donated by Higginbotham Hardware are available for $5 each or five for $20.

Information: Call Tam Erwin, Main Street manager, at 903-567-1849 for more information


Zombie run coming to Canton

Canton Main Street is hosting a Zombie Run on Saturday, Oct. 15   Participants in the 5K run and walk are encouraged to get their zombie clothes on and join the fun.

The ghouls will assemble in front of the Main Street office at 119 Buffalo with warm-ups and registration beginning at 4 p.m..  The run for your life starts at 5 p.m. and the $25 entry fee purchases a Zombie Run t-shirt.

The route for the run goes through the First Monday grounds.

Information: Call Tam Erwin, Main Street manager, at 903-567-1849 to register or for more information

-Augusta Robinson


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