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Main Street Harvest Festival held in downtown Grayling on Saturday, October 1
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
Grayling Main Street’s annual Harvest Festival provided autumn activities for people of all ages on Saturday, October 1, on Michigan Avenue in downtown Grayling.
The 2022 Harvest Festival featured a tractor show, vendors (including a farmers market), face painting by Characters on Parade, a cookie decorating station offered by Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails, bounce houses for kids (also provided by Spike’s), and a tractor-pulled wagon to transport people back and forth between the Harvest Festival and the Grayling Promotional Association’s Fall Arts & Crafts Show being held at the Grayling Elementary School.
Jillian Tremonti, Grayling Main Street Executive Director, said most of the tractors were provided by the Wellington Farm USA Antique Tractor Club, and Camp AuSable provided the wagon shuttle.
“Very pleased with the amount of tractors that showed up. I didn’t know that many were going to come,” Tremonti said.
The weather for the early morning of October 1 featured cold temperatures, but it warmed up in time for the festival.
Grayling Main Street sold cider, doughnuts, and pumpkins at a booth during the Harvest Festival as a fundraiser for the program. Tremonti said Grayling Greenhouse provided the pumpkins at wholesale for the effort.
The 2022 Harvest Festival also included the “Fabulous Fantastic Fun Fall Frolic” (discounts at a variety of downtown area businesses).
Tremonti said the City of Grayling helps with the Harvest Festival by providing $2,000 per year for the event. Tremonti – while staffing the Grayling Main Street booth on Saturday morning – said the event was going well.
“I’d love to see it grow even more,” Tremonti said.