The Carrollton Farmer’s Market got underway on the town square June 29th after years of inactivity. Click to hear KMZU’s Stephanie Shannon talk with Carrolton Area Economic Alliance Director Sharon Metz.

Sharon Metz

A topic of that discussion is the successful response to the Carrollton Farmer’s Market that began June 29th. “It grows every week and as our crops are beginning to come in, more things are available. And I will tell you the crowds have been wonderful. People are actually coming on Saturday morning and staying around, talking, visiting and connecting with neighbors and friends,” Metz said. “Kids are playing and it’s been a fabulous time for our community and county to reconnect again. It’s just fabulous with all the homemade food, breads, pies and things.”

The Carrollton Farmer’s Market has been absent for many years and will continue this season into October every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on the square.

Another discussion with Area Economic Alliance Director Sharon Metz focused on one of the largest annual events in Carrollton, the Fall Festival and Band Day. “It’s September 28th this year. It’s always the fourth Saturday in September. Band day was started well over 40 years ago by our Kiwanis and Lion’s Clubs and is still run by those two organizations, and has grown to where we have 60-70 bands every year come to Carrollton,” said Metz. “Marching competition starts at 8:30 a.m. so we get set up on the square as far as the Fall Festival, before 8.”

The Fall Festival was added to Band Day festivities three years ago.

For more information on how to participate in these events contact the Carrolton Area Economic Alliance at 660-542-0922 or log onto the website. You can also email Sharon Metz.