PEABODY — The first Peabody Fall Festival — full of activities, music and more —is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.
According to organizer Ginger Whitney, most of the festival will take place in downtown Peabody and the date for the festival was chosen to coincide with Affordable Street Rods' open house.
"With that many people in town, we decided to showcase our wonderful downtown and Main street," Whitney said.
Affordable Street Rods' new showroom and warehouse at 601 W. Potter Rd., which measures 12,000 square feet, will be open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
A shuttle will run between the downtown area and Affordable Street Rods' facility.
There will be food provided by Wings & Tails BBQ and A Taste of Home during the festival.
Other planned activities include wreath making, a bounce house, obstacle course, dunk tank and face painting. Children can also participate in fire safety games and a touch-a-truck area.
"We'll welcome anybody from 0 to 101," Whitney said.
The Peabody-Burns High School art department will host a ceramic pumpkin painting booth and there will be more than 20 other antique, craft and other vendor booths set up for the duration of the festival.
The Peabody Fall Festival will also feature a line up of musicians performing in Santa Fe Park, located at the south end of Walnut Street.
Aaron Waddell will take the stage at 9:30 a.m. with a blend of country and rock tunes to share. Across The Pond, a British invasion retro band from Wichita, will perform from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Guitarist Galen Obermeyer will play at 2 p.m., followed by Sound of the Heartland, a Sweet Adeline ensemble, singing at 3 p.m. The day of music will be capped off with a performance of folk tunes by Robin Roberts at 4 p.m.
With this being the first year for the festival, Whitney remarked she is grateful for the support the event has received.
"I've had a wonderful group of people helping me. The community has jumped on board like you would not believe," Whitney said.
For more information about the Peabody Fall Festival, email firstname.lastname@example.org.