Fall festivities are at their peak in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — Bowling Green is the place to be this weekend to get into the fall spirit, and the 4th annual Harvest Fest is one reason why.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, SoKY Marketplace, Circus Square Park, Fountain Square Park and the Heritage Trail are all venues that will be featuring fun activities in honor of the holiday.

“You can literally park in the parking structure and you can take your ride downtown,” said Sarah Cline SoKY Marketplace, COO.

There will be bouncy houses, food, live music, vendors, face painting and more. Live music will start at 2 p.m., and this year there will even be a haunted house.

SoKY Marketplace, COO, Sarah Cline even said that they had three times more sellers this year than the year before.

“The whole downtown will be transformed into an autumnal extravaganza,” said SoKY Marketplace market manager Tess Norris.

The Bowling Green Fire Department will even be on hand to help drop 400 pounds of pumpkins from one of their fire trucks starting at 12 p.m. all day every half hour.

“It’s like our last big event of the year and it’s great to see people who have been with us throughout the season for everything we’ve done,” Cline said.

The SoKY Market has been having fun for three years now, and in honor of that, they’ll be hosting an afterparty at the Gasper Brewing Company, starting at 7 p.m.

“We try to add something every year to take it up a notch,” Cline said.

The Fall Artists Market, Bourbon Brew Fest, and Med Center 10k are just a few other events taking place during this busy Bowling Green weekend.

Carol N. Valencia