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October wraps up successful farmers market season

Once again the Ironton Farmers Market is winding down for the season. This is the third season that we at Ironton aLive have had the privileged to serve you.

But it is really about our great vendors, some very small with one small table selling a limited supply of maybe one item, and large volume vendors that have developed regular customers they see every weekend. Our youngest vendor is 14-year-old Brady Floyd and oldest is 89-year-old Helen Webb. We all thank you for your continued support and friendship.

As a way of thanking you for your patronage, we have a great October planed for you. On Saturday Ironton In Bloom will have free hot apples over hot biscuits. On Saturday, Oct. 17 Ironton aLive will sponsor the first annual Heritage Artisan Festival, at Farmers Market Square, which will include the Iron Hand Hot Rod and Chopper show and wine tasting at the Depot Restaurant Baggage Room.

On Sat. Oct. 24 we will bring you the Scioto Ridge Boys Gospel Quartet from Columbus at noon on the main stage. This is a group that travels the state and beyond featuring Bob Houston an Ironton native. Bob sang here with brother Paul and sister Mary as a young man and has sang professionally for many years.

On Sat. Oct. 31, Halloween, we will have a Halloween dress up contest to finish out the month and the season. Hope to see many of you at the remaining Fridays and Saturdays of the market. Remember, Ironton is a very special place.