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Celebrate the Season
Fall is fast approaching and the village of Westfield will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday September 21st during their weekly Farmers and Artisans Market in Moore Park. The Market runs from 9am-2pm and the Fall Festival will run 11am-2pm.
Westfield, NY is the part of the Lake Erie Grape Belt, the largest concord grape growing region in the world. Known as a town encompassing a quaint village, and perhaps best known for wineries and grape grower cooperatives, it also boasts popular restaurants, art galleries, and beautiful scenery. “Westfield is our little piece of paradise,” remarked coordinator Sue Poster. She is part of the Westfield Barcelona Chamber of Commerce who is sponsoring the event this year.
Bustling Town Square
“It’s fun to watch kids try to eat a big Amish donut. They are barely able to hold it!” said Nancy Scrivens, coordinator for the Farmers and Artisans Market. Saturdays at Moore Park is like a meeting place for everyone in town. People can enjoy a donut and cup of coffee and peruse the many vendors. Beyond local produce, the artisan goods include engravings, soaps, jewelry, t-shirts, and much more. The town square has a gazebo where Bill Ward is scheduled to play.
“We’ll have a food truck for breakfast and lunch” said Nancy. She mentioned the new restaurant in town called “Grace and Abe’s” which held a grand opening on September 12. The name is a nod to a famous story of the town and adds to the historic charm and lore of Westfield. The restaurant has a brew pub, including handcrafted ales, and an eatery that is getting great reviews.
Laid Back Fun
Nancy wants to encourage both adults and children to attend and says the festival has a “fun atmosphere.” Last year people loved the trivia and plenty of prizes were awarded. She has grape juice to hand out from the local growers.
The Fall Festival features a grape-stomping contest sponsored by Johnson Estates Winery, tractor and farm equipment on display, pumpkin decorating for children and adults, Westfield trivia, and prizes for the best scarecrow costumes. Big Inlet Brewery from Mayville and some wineries will be in attendance, offering samples and bottles of wine for sale.