Families with costumed kids in tow gathered at Central Park on Saturday for the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival.
The Halloween-themed festival welcomed the fall season with live music by the Peter Franklin Band, as well as hands-on crafts and science activities.
Visitors also enjoyed an array of animal exhibitions, such as baby piglets from Woodland farmer Jim Nelson, raptors from the California Raptor Center, and chickens and pony rides from California Education through Animals. Dilly Dally the clown offered balloon animals and Object Manipulation Engineer Aaron Crane demonstrated juggling feats.
Fall Festival Faire featured food from Caffé Italia, Davis Creamery, Montoya’s Tamales, Kathmandu Kitchen and Gold Rush Kettle Pop. The Davis Food Co-op conducted a cooking demonstration using local fall ingredients.
“Fall Festival is the Market’s most exciting event of the year,” said Market Manager Randii MacNear in a press release. “Fall Festival celebrates local food, local farms and the harvest season. It’s also our way of thanking customers for their patronage throughout the year.”
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