By Beth David, Editor
The rains of Hurricane Matthew held off for Fairhaven’s fourth annual Harvest Fun Day on Saturday.
Forty vendor booths spread out on the west lawn of Fairhaven High School and in front of the Visitors Center on Main Street.
In keeping with the fall/harvest theme, the public was invited to sit on a tractor and take pictures, and buy pumpkins. People could also take a ride on the antique fire truck.
Joe Beaulieu from the Yellow Farm Stand on Alden Road, had his big trailer filled with pumpkins.
Aniyah, 7, from Fall River, grabbed hold of a pumpkin that was bigger than her head. She said she was going to color it and decorate it. But would she carve it?
“I don’t know yet,” said the 7-year-old who planned on being a “cave person” for Halloween.
Laura Barillaro said she moved to Fairhaven with her three children last year.
“It’s such a beautiful town,” said Ms. Barillaro. “You have all different festivities.”
“I’m delighted that Matthew stayed south and headed out to sea,” said Office of Tourism Director Christopher Richard. “I’m delighted to see that we have some new vendors.”
He said turnout had been “great, so far,” at around noontime.
He said a lot of pieces had to come together for a successful day, including volunteers, Department of Public Works and Board of Health.
“We got a lot of good cooperation,” he said.
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