DOBSON — For those looking for something to do this weekend, the third annual Dobson Fall Fest will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the town’s square.
The Yadkin Valley Chamber is putting the festival on again this year. The town’s recreation committee, that put on the Spring Folly, also is helping put on the fall event.
According to Dobson Town Manager Josh Smith, there will be food and craft vendors along with music by a DJ who will be playing karaoke, and two bands, TJ Montana, a country-rock band, and Platinum Hussy that plays 1950s and ’60s rock.
For the kids, there will be bounce houses and a train ride. The cost for those is $5 per child which is an all-day ticket.
“This is a real family-friendly event,” said Smith.
He said attendance at last year’s festival was up from the prior year.
“We are hoping that attendance will build every year,” Smith said.
He said the town’s fire and police departments will be at the festival. The police department will be hosting a prescription drug drop-off point in conjunction Project Lazarus with the Mount Airy Police Department.
The town also will have a booth where residents can take a survey about a town park.
“This one will have more specific questions than our last survey. Residents can fill it out online or on paper copies as well,” Smith said.
He said those who fill out a survey will receive a raffle ticket to win prizes.
He said residents also can get information about events such as the Christmas parade set for Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. and the town’s first Christmas tree lighting at town hall following the parade.
Smith invited everyone to come out and have a good time at the festival.
“We are expecting gorgeous weather with a zero-percent chance of rain,” Smith said.
He also wanted to encourage people to stop by the town’s booth to find out more about the town’s second annual canned food drive.
They can learn how to save money on their water bills for the months of November and December. He said residents can save $1 for each pound of food they donate up to $5 for each month. He said food collection boxes will be set up at town hall.
“Last year we collected 800 pounds of food, but almost all of that was donated by the town’s employees. We are hoping to collect a couple of thousand pounds this year,” said Smith.
For more information, call Dobson Town Hall at 356-8962.
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