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Harvest Moon festival Saturday: Event to feature queens, music, vendors

With fall coming soon, Ironton aLive will be having its first Harvest Moon festival on Saturday at the Ironton Farmers Market Square.

“We are using the harvest moon theme,” explained Ironton aLive executive director Sam Heighton. Last week, the group had its first Miss Harvest Moon Pageant at the Ro-Na Theater in Ironton. On Saturday, the winners of the pageant including the Harvest Moon queen, Madison Sheppard, a senior at Ironton High School, will be introduced to the public.

“I thought it was a good chance to do something with the market and introduce all the winners from last week,” Heighton said. “A lot of people don’t go to the pageant and I thought this would be a great introduction.”

That will take place at 4 p.m.

Around 4:30 p.m., the Ironton High School singers will perform for 45 minutes.

Then local rock and roll band, “Souls of the Wounded” will perform.

“They play rock and roll from ‘80s to present, a very popular local band,” Heighton said, adding the band includes Lawrence County treasurer Stephen Dale Burcham. “They’ll play for about an hour and half.”

The event will include farmers market vendors with their locally and regionally grown produce as well as local crafters.

The event is free.

The Ironton Farmers Market Square is on Second Street in downtown Ironton.