Huntsville, TN (2018-10-17) With weather conditions expected to improve this weekend, the 2nd Annual Fall on the Mall will be held Saturday in Huntsville.
With inclement weather predicted earlier in the week, the Scott County Chamber of Commerce considered postponing the 2nd Annual Fall on the Mall until next weekend; however, with conditions now expected to improve by Saturday afternoon, the event is on.
This year’s Fall on the Mall festivities will include bluegrass and gospel music, a costume contest, a trunk or treat event, and a free outdoor movie. The event will begin Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and continue through the day, ending with conclusion of a movie around 10:00 p.m.
The Scott High Bluegrass Band will kick things off at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Church youth groups will then sing in 30-minute segments from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The lineup will start with Trinity Baptist Church, followed by White Rock Baptist, Bethlehem Baptist, Winfield Baptist’s Silent Praise team, First Baptist of Oneida, Emmanuel Baptist, and Pine Grove Baptist.
At 3:00 p.m., Big South Fork Medical Center will sponsor a costume contest for youth, 0 to 18 years of age. The contest will feature four age divisions, 0-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-12 years, and 13-18 years. Prices will be awarded in each division. 1st place winner will receive $50, while 2nd place and 3rd place will be awarded $25 and $15, respectively. Families are encouraged to participate together, as the family with the best coordinated or themed costumes will be eligible to win a gift card and trophy provided by the Industrial Development Board of Scott County.
A trunk-or-treat event will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Department of Human Services Building (located just off the mall). Billed as the region’s largest trunk-or-treat event, kids can expect several organizations providing treats.
The evening will conclude with a free outdoor movie under the stars. Hotel Transylvania will appear on the big screen at 7 o’clock. The Chamber of Commerce will be selling popcorn and glow sticks. Hay bale seating will be available, courtesy of Brimstone Recreation, or you can bring your own chairs/blankets!
In association with the festival, Scott High School will present “The Haunted Jail”, a haunted adventure in the historic Scott County Jail from 7:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. The Haunted Jail will also be open Saturday, October 27, 2018.
In addition to the organized activities, a host of vendors will be selling food and drinks. Hamburgers, Frito pies, homemade ice cream, funnel cakes, cotton candy, s’mores, and shaved ice are just a sampling of the fare that will be available.
There will also be lots of free games and activities for the kids, including a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin checkers, basketball, bowling, corn hole, and lots more! There will be bounce houses, a miniature carousel, and the Longbeards of the BSF chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will return with their popular air shooting range. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will also be on hand with an exhibit.