by — Jennifer Alexander Ruple
Sylvania’s Fall Festival returns to downtown with a first-ever, triple-event weekend, Oct. 15 – 17. Coordinated by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, the weekend will commence with the Fall Festival Gala on Friday evening, followed by the Nite Lite Farmers Market on Saturday evening and the Fall Festival on Sunday.
The Fall Festival Gala begins at 6 pm Oct. 15 and will honor sponsors of the Complete the Street Lighting Project overhanging Main Street in downtown Sylvania. A special ceremony will feature the Complete the Street dedication sculpture. “We are excited to present this tribute piece to our gracious sponsors,” said Tiffany Scott, chamber director. The sculpture will be on permanent display in Corner Park at Maplewood Avenue and Main Street.
Nite Lite Farmers Market returns at 4 pm Oct. 16 with shopping under the lights featuring arts and crafts and farmers market vendors until 10 pm. The event includes live music throughout the evening, food trucks, and a cornhole tournament at 6 pm.
Wrapping up the weekend is the 35th annual Sylvania Fall Festival which runs from 10 am to 4 pm Oct. 17. The day’s activities include live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, the Dino Dash at 12:45 pm, the annual parade at 1 pm, and trick-or-treating on Main Street at 2 pm.
Sponsors of the event include Dave White Chevrolet, ProMedica Flower Hospital, Walker Funeral Homes, Sofo’s Italian Market, Lourdes University, city of Sylvania, Sylvania AdVantage, 101.5 the River, 13abc, Lamar and Paramount.