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Weekend Planner: Fall Festival is Saturday

Published 10:13am Thursday, September 20, 2012

Albert Lea rings in the season with a downtown festival in its second year called Fall Festival on Broadway. This event is organized by the Albert Lea Downtown Association.

On Broadway Avenue on Saturday look for the Albert Lea Farmers Market vendors alongside artisan craft vendors, a train ride for kids, pumpkin decorating, face painting and a hay wagon ride.

Chef Bob Tewes of Crescendo will offer cooking demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be local vendors selling food, too, and stores will have sales on their goods.

The action starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

 

Friday

• Garden Diva Design Studio, 80920 County Road 46 near Hayward, hosts a fall open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring pumpkins and other gourds. Refreshments will be served.

• Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch, 90537 273rd St. near Corning, is open from noon to 6 p.m. and offering a variety of autumn entertainment.

• The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Worksite Wellness Committee is hosting Get Active Freeborn County, a free interactive wellness extravaganza for the community from 1 to 7 p.m at the Northbridge Mall. Activities include an indoor cycling demo, laughter yoga, spinning bikes, blood pressure checks, Silver Sneakers demonstrations, dance games, kettlebells, Nordic walking, Zumba, Nintendo Wii, hula-hoops, hearing tests, as well as nutrition information and games. Flu shots will also be available. There will be a children’s area with games, contests and many other activities. There is no admission fee.

• Buck Hollow performs Friday evening at the Eagles Club at 205 W. William St. in Albert Lea.

 

Saturday

• Thorne Crest Retirement Community hosts a 5-kilometer run starting at 9 a.m. All ages are welcome.

• The Fall Festival on Broadway gets rolling in downtown Albert Lea at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.

• Garden Diva Design Studio, 80920 County Road 46 near Hayward, hosts a fall open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring pumpkins and other gourds. Refreshments will be served.

• The Pumpkin Patch, at Richway Drive and Itasca Road, opens at 11 a.m. to families and will offer a variety of autumn entertainment. It closes at 5 p.m.

• The Daybreakers Kiwanis Golf Classic is at the Clarks Grove Golf Course. Tee time is 10 a.m. The Daybreakers Kiwanis Club raises funds to give to kid-related causes, such as scholarships or donations to Boy Scouts. The golf tournament will feature one hole where the players must play disc golf instead of conventional golf.

• Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch, 90537 273rd St. near Corning, is open from noon to 6 p.m. and offering a variety of autumn entertainment.

• The Albert Lea Seventh-day Adventist Church will show the film “Super Size Me” at 7 p.m. The church is at 1400 S. Highway 69. There will be free admission, gifts and door prizes.

Sunday

• The American Legion Post 56 hosts a breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meal is open to the public, and there will be pancakes, scrambled eggs with diced ham, sausage, potatoes, fruit cup, juice and coffee. The suggested donation is $7, with children under 6 free.

• The Church of All Saints in New Richland has a turkey dinner planned for 11 a.m., with a polka Mass at 10 a.m. There is family fun planned under a big tent for noon to 4 p.m.

• The Pumpkin Patch, at Richway Drive and Itasca Road, opens at 11 a.m. to families and will offer a variety of autumn entertainment. It closes at 5 p.m.

• Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch, 90537 273rd St. near Corning, is open from noon to 6 p.m. and offering a variety of autumn entertainment.