Families Enjoy Fall Festival
FARMINGTON — The first Farmington Fall Festival, sponsored by the city’s Economic Development Committee, was a success as a steady stream of families showed up during the day to participate in several activities.
A primary focus of the Fall Festival was to provide free daffodil bulbs to local residents to plant in October and provide colorful flowers in early spring.
Members of Farmington Garden Club handed out brown paper bags with the bulbs, along with a demonstration on how to plant the bulbs this fall.
Activities at the festival include pony rides, live music, hot dogs and water, craft projects, face painting, an art show and games.
Greedy Goats brought two goats for children to pet. The organization provides goats as vegetation management and also gives educational programs on the animals as well as using them at petting zoos.
Many organizations assisted with the festival or provided booths, including Farmington United Methodist Church, First Security Bank, Alpha Chi Omega sorority from the University of Arkansas, Washington County Extension Office, Farmington Public Library, Farmington Fire Department, Central EMS, First Federal, Inside Out Studio, Sonic, Dairy Queen, Farmington Chamber of Commerce, Farmington School District, high school dance club, city employees.
Cheyenne, 4, of Farmington works on a craft project at Farmington Public Library on Saturday. Many children worked on fall and daffodil projects to take home as part of Farmington Fall Festival.
Doug Chambers of Farmington snaps a photo of his sons Blaine Chambers, 13, and Brett Chambers, 7, at the Farmington Fall Festival.