Marquette annual festival celebrates fall season

MARQUETTE– Although some of us have been enjoying pumpkin flavored everything for awhile now, Friday is the first official day of fall. During summertime Marquette is jam packed with festivals downtown, but don’t worry this season still has one to offer.

Harvest Fest is quickly approaching, the city of Marquette will block off W. Baraga Ave. from Front St. to Third St. for the family festival. The festival is taking place on October 7th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Harvest offers something for everyone.

“This is really a great one that kind of celebrates the start of fall and all that fall has to offer. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy a part of downtown that sometimes gets overlooked,” Marquette DDA Tara Laase-McKinney said. “That means we’re going to have; live music, we’ll have a pasty eating contest, we’ll have a petting zoo, booths from local vendors set up, and also our carousel.”

The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will be hosting the annual paint Baraga Avenue Chalk Painting Contest. The contest will be taking place in the Spring Street lot. To sponsor a square or paint a square contact the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum.