Enterprise Fall Festival offers opportunity as other events are canceled

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — With both Foster Fest and the National Peanut Festival canceled, Enterprise is giving those in the Wiregrass something to look forward to.

In just about a month, the Boll Weevil Fall Festival is coming to Enterprise.

It will take place on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and executive director Erin Grantham of the Chamber of Commerce said it will be a help to everyone.

Grantham said this will be a great economic boost for the city.

To follow CDC guidelines in keeping everyone safe, she said there will be one change.

“One thing that will be different is that our vendors will be more separated to allow for that social distancing,” Grantham said. “Typically we would have them very close together, a back-to-back setting, but we wanted to protect them as well as the customers.”

Vendors will be spread about 10 feet apart, and the festival will be outdoors so guests can also social distance. Wendy Grimes, the owner of Hello Beautiful Boutique, looks forward to be a part of the festival and see the impact it has on residents.

“I am over the moon excited,” Grimes said. “I cannot wait to see everybody husting and bustling again in a safe mode, we’re just super excited to see everybody again.”

Meanwhile, another business owner, Debb Gaydos of Shopaholic, is excited about people getting a chance to get out of the house.

“We’re just so excited that our city is going to do this because so many people have been wanting to come out and get some sense of normalcy at some point so I couldn’t be happier,” she said.

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