Buchanan celebrates 24 years of downtown revitalization activities during this Saturday’s Mountain Magic In Fall Bluegrass, Antiques & Crafts Festival.
Hundreds of vendor spaces will line the Town Park on Lowe Street. From candles, to furniture, carved gourds, art, jewelry to so many more crafts there will be no shortage of great gifts or items for your home. A full day of live bluegrass performances is being sponsored by Bank of Botetourt: Haymaker Town Express at 10 a.m., Blue Connection at 11a.m., Jason Harris & Friends at 1 p.m., Rebecca Bryant at 2:15 p.m,, the Virginia Carolina Band at 3 p.m. and Mike Lee & Keith Wood at 4 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair and sit a spell as these talented bands help keep this unique American form of music alive for future generations. There will be plenty of food at the carnival including BBQ, burgers, Philly cheese steaks, funnel cakes and Buchanan’s famous Carnival Fries. There will also be a Kids Craft Area from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. sponsored by Hair Affair. Kids may pick up forms for the Fall Festival Scavenger Hunt where they have an opportunity to win a free Festival T-shirt. Members of the Buchanan Special Events Committee will be selling Mountain Magic In Fall Festival shirts across from the stage. The group will be offering short sleeve T-shirts for $10, long sleeve T-shirts for $15 and hoodies for $10.
This year’s shirt includes a LOVE sign with the Festival trademark leaf. Antique autos and tractors will be lining Lowe Street with dozens of vehicles lining the street. Take time to stroll through the vehicles and speak with the owners to learn about these amazing old time vehicles and modern marvels. Main Street will be buzzing with activities as merchants offer sidewalk sales. Explore Main Streets shops and restaurants while letting the kids take part in the Mountain Magic In Fall Festival Scavenger Hunt. Several new shops along Main Street include Raggedy Lane, The Looney Cottage and Best Place Antiques that have joined the long-term businesses; several storefronts are under renovation to house new businesses. Be sure to drop by the Buchanan Library where Friends of the Buchanan Library will be holding a Used Book Sale.