Gloversville Fall Fest returns for 10th year Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — The 10th annual Gloversville Fall Fest returns to Trail Station Park this Saturday. 

This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event provides a variety of entertainment, contests, activities, vendors and more to the Gloversville community. 

“All of the activities we offer at this event are free,” Gloversville city clerk and recreation commission liaison Jenni Mazur said. “It’s kind of our community give back event, from the Gloversville Recreation Commission.” 

This year, Fall Fest will have a number of free activities including pumpkin painting, bounce houses, sack races, three-legged races and hula hoop contests. Prizes will be given to contest winners, Mazur said. 

A total of 54 vendors will also be on hand for Saturday’s event, offering a variety of foods, goods, and more. 

“Then, at 3:30 p.m. we do a trick-or-treating event,” Mazur said. “We provide candy to all of the vendors that are there, and the children can trick-or-treat at each vendor as they go through in a parade fashion. We also hand out some trophies as a costume contest for the children.”

Trick-or-treating will begin near the Railcar at 3:30 p.m. Costume Contest winners will be announced at the Gazebo shortly after. 

Fall Test will also feature live entertainment, including music, games, belly dancers, and, at 2 p.m., JAK The Visual Deception Artist will take the stage. JAK’s show will include tricks, stunts and illusions in the premiere of his new show, “Reanimated.”

“It’s just a really family friendly fun day to come out,” Mazur said. “We’re hoping for some good fall weather, there’s free activities for the family; We have jumbo yard games where people can come out and play.”

Those jumbo yard games include popular favorites, such as giant Connect Four, checkers and Jenga.

“We just want to be able to thank our community who comes out to our events and supports us every year, and give back to them for what they do for us,” Mazur said. 

By Natasha Vaughn-Holdridge

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