Plenty of activities planned during Candor’s Fall Festival

Plenty of activities planned during Candor’s Fall FestivalA wood carving by Bill Rought, called “Dynamite Wedding,” was on display during last year’s Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers Show and Sale, held in conjunction with Candor’s Fall Festival. (File Photo / Wendy Post)

Mix in a community party, quilts, woodcarvings, baked goods, book sales, tours, wine tasting, great food, 5K run, a scarecrow contest, and a variety of other great experiences and you have the 2019 Candor Fall Festival.

The annual event, sponsored by the Candor Chamber of Commerce, will take place Oct. 11, 12 and 13 throughout Candor.

Businesses, organizations, and churches throughout Candor will sponsor open houses, bake sales, a community sing, antiques, yard sales, dinners, children’s events, special sales and more. 

Highlighting this year’s Fall Festival will be a community party set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Candor Town Hall. Music, food, wine tasting, a campfire and s’mores bar will be part of the fun. 

Scarecrows will also pop up throughout Candor to delight visitors. Register with the Chamber to be part of Candor’s annual Scarecrow Contest. 

The annual quilt show sponsored by the New Quilters on the Block will be at the EMS Building on Main Street and the popular Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers show will be at the Candor Fire Station on Owego Road. 

Other popular events include the Iron Kettle Farm’s Spooktacular Display; Goat Farm tours at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, goat cheese and products, wine tasting, antiques, crafts, open houses, gaming demonstrations and an atlatl contest at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm on Spencer Road. 

A Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5K run/walk to support the Tim Neild Scholarship fund takes place Saturday afternoon. Sign up at

To find out more or to register for the Scarecrow Contest, check out the event brochures which are available throughout Candor, the Candor Fall Festival Facebook page, or check out the Candor Chamber of Commerce website at

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