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First Martins Ferry Fall Fest slated Oct. 23

Event to feature inflatables, kids costume contest, food and music

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry Lions Club’s inaugural Ferry Fall Fest is slated from noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 23 at the City Park.

The festival will feature a bean bag toss tournament, pumpkin patch and painting, tractor rides, a sack race, bounce amusements, costume contest and more.

There will also be live music in the evening and food truck vendors available all day.

A schedule of events includes:

∫ noon to 10 p.m., bean bag toss tournament at the adjacent baseball field. There is a fee;

∫ noon to 5 p.m., Pumpkin Patch by Yensen’s. Pumpkins for sale;

∫ noon to 5 p.m., tractor rides, included in wristband cost;

∫ 2 p.m., Sack Race, included in wristband cost;

∫ 3-7 p.m., Fun Zone blowups, included in wristband cost;

∫ 3 p.m. Halloween costume contest for children, fee to enter;

∫ noon to 5 p.m., craft/vendor fair and auction; and

∫ 4-6 p.m., live music by the Reflections;

∫ 7-10 p.m., live music by Matt Van Fossen and the Two by Fours;

∫ noon to 10 p.m., multiple food trucks and vendors on site; and

∫ noon to 10 p.m., beer garden on the basketball court.

“We’re excited to provide this to the community. We’re hoping it’s a great time for everyone, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone,” said Kayla Shreve, president of the Martins Ferry Lions Club.

Shreve said the club’s new leadership decided to hold the event because they wanted to bring something new to the city.

She noted that any proceeds garnered from the event will be used by the Lions Club for future projects conducted in the city.

Past projects have included the installation of the Welcome Wall at the intersection of Ohio 7 and Hanover Street and the Veterans Wall at the park.

The Ferry Fall Fest is also being sponsored in part by Unified Bank.

“Unified Bank is proud to support the Martins Ferry Lions Club. The Lions Club is adding a new fall event to the profile of the city of Martins Ferry. …

“Live entertainment will be sponsored by Unified Bank,” according to the company’s social media.

“We have a multitude of sponsors in the city we’re excited about. It’s going to be a good event,” Shreve said.

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