Fall Fest is Saturday at The Omni Homestead

A celebration to welcome the fall season is set for Saturday at The Omni Homestead.  Fall Fest will feature artisans, food, music and more.  This year is the first Fall Fest and David Jurcak, Managing Director of The Omni Homestead resort, hopes it will be an annual event.

“We’re bringing in sixty five artisans, local artisans, to have crafts and local arts,” says Jurcak.  “We also have, from 11 to 3, “A Taste of The Homestead” where we will have our beef slider, our lamb slider and our trout slider.  As well as then from 11 to 6, we’ll have food, mostly fair food.  Big turkey legs and things you’d normally see at a local fair or you’d see at a fall fest.  Roasted corn on the cob, grilled chicken sandwiches and then my favorites, friend Oreos and fried Twinkies.”

There will be fun for children, with a bounce house and face painting.  And there will be live music and performances along with other activities.

“We did have Music on Main this year,” says Jurcak.  “So we’ve chosen some of the bands that played there.  So we have the Traveling Hillbillies, Sundance Studios, James DeBoe, who also plays at Snead’s on Saturday nights, Eric Woodzell and Harmony Creek Junction will all be playing throughout the day. We’re going to have a fly fishing demonstration. We also will have archery demonstrations and a corn hole tournament.”

“We have always said, since Omni Hotels came here a year ago, that we wanted to do some things that not only involved our guests, here at The Homestead, but also involved the local community,” says Jurcak.  “And we believe that.  We all live and work here, but we want to have the opportunity for people to come and experience what we do at The Homestead.  See the fun things that we can do here at the resort, as well as allow our guests to come down and experience some fun regional and local flair.”

Fall Fest at The Omni Homestead resort is Saturday, September 27th from 10 until 6 on Cottage Row.   It will be held rain or shine and there’s no charge, except for food and beverage purchases.

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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