LEWISBURG — The Village of Lewisburg will be hosting its first Historic Lewisburg Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon until 6 p.m. The festivities will feature a village re-dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. and activities for the whole family.
Village council discussed the festival during a regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Municipal Manager Jeff Sewert explained, officials want to hold a re-dedication ceremony in celebration of the Downtown Revitalization renovations.
“We’ll hold the re-dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. We’ll share more details of that when it gets closer, but we would love to have village council attend. We will try to recognize all the businesses who participated in the grant on that day,” Sewert said.
There are some dignitaries who are not able to attend on Oct. 20, so another ceremony will be held during the holiday season, according to Sewert.
The set up of the ceremony will be like the Bicentennial Ceremony, in front of The Farmer’s State Bank. From noon to 6 p.m., Dayton Street will be blocked from Ohio 503 to the alley and Twin Street will be blocked from Ohio 503 to the alley. Commerce Street from Dayton to North Water Street will also be blocked off from 1-3 p.m., just enough time for the re-dedication ceremony.
The festival will feature a chili cook-off between businesses, pumpkin painting for children, a carved pumpkin contest, and a costume contest. The costume contest will be judged after the re-dedication ceremony. Categories for costumes include: Best In Age (0-12, 12-18, and adult), Best Historical Costume, and Best Group Costume.
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