The Ardmore Fall Festival is bringing food, handcrafted goods and seasonal decorations to the Ardmore Convention Center starting today and running until Sunday, November 12.
The festival has run for 14 years, giving people the chance to sample new foods and look for some unique gifts for the holidays. Organizer Reita Morgan said vendors sell everything from clothes to refurbished furniture to jewelry.
“Don’t forget, we’re also a food fair, so people can try soups and dips and things like that, and we sell things you can take home and make yourself,” Morgan said. “They can come out, eat, shop and spend the afternoon with us.”
119 vendors from six states come to the convention center for this event. Morgan said last year, roughly 7,000 people attended, and the festival grows every year.
“We were the first to book the convention center, a year before it was built, and we’re still the biggest event held there” Morgan said. “When we started 14 years ago, we saw about 4,500 or 5,000 guests, but it’s been around 6 or 7,000 for the last four years.”
Admission to the convention center is $3. Parking is free. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Vendors will be serving lunch and dinner all three days of the festival.
The Ardmore Fall Festival is separate from the similarly-named Ardmore Arts and Crafts Festival and Food Fair. That event is slated for today and Saturday at Hardy Murphy Coliseum.