FARMINGTON (WWJ) – The August 13th Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market will kick off the official countdown to the community’s most notable season – Harvest Moon – with the fifth annual Corn Roast. The roast will be held during market hours, from 9 am until 2 pm.

The increasingly popular Corn Roast features the season’s best corn at only $1 per ear. The corn was donated by Fusilier Farm, Goetz Farm and Gass Farm. All proceeds will benefit the Farmington Elks.

Other market events planned for that day include Cookin’ at the Market with Williams-Sonoma of 12 Oaks Mall at 11 am, a Friends Market Class on harvesting herbs at 10 am and music by Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin.

Saturday’s market also presents the opportunity to purchase tickets to Farmington’s Harvest Moon Celebration – a festival well-known throughout Michigan. Tickets will be available at the Market information booth.

“It seems that everyone loves to celebrate autumn and there is no better way to do that than our Harvest Moon Celebration,” Janet Bloom, Farmington Downtown Development Authority Event Planner said in a written statement.

This year’s Harvest Moon Celebration will kick off with a wine and beer tasting on Thursday, Sept. 22, followed by the popular Harvest Moon Dance on Friday. The Sept. 24 Farmington Farmers and Artisan Market will continue in the spirit of the celebration with a special Family Fun Harvest Market. Downtown Farmington will be decorated for the season with pumpkins, corn stalks, sunflowers and other harvest crops. The streets will also be lined with scarecrows that are designed by different groups or individuals in the community.

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