Enterprise Boll Weevil Festival hopes to bring economic boost to local businesses

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — After the year 2020 has been, the citizens of Enterprise and the chamber employees cannot wait to have an actual event, but of course, with COVID-19 precautions.

After not holding the event last year, the city felt the need to do so, no matter how many hoops they had to jump through.

“With everybody in this situation, we’re trying to be as cautious as we can about it, but I feel like and our board felt like we needed to give the community to look forward to, and we needed to give our small businesses something to look forward to,” Chamber of Commerce President Erin Grantham said. “Our community needs a moral boost, and our businesses need an economic boost, so why not mix the two together and have our fall festival.”

With the economic stress the global pandemic has put on locally owned businesses, many are hoping to meet some new customers and bring in more revenue, especially after not having a festival last year.

“Unfortunately because of bad weather it didn’t happen, so it was kind of disappointing for us,” Weevil Nut Company Owner Garrick Vest said. “But we’re excited to be here this year and looking forward to the traffic downtown.”

“So I think this will be a great opportunity to bring some customers in our store that don’t know that we’re here or that may not be from the area, especially right here before Christmas time where people are looking for nice gifts to give for the Christmas season,” Vest said.

The festival starts at 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 24 in downtown Enterprise.

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