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Festival to celebrate harvest, fall season

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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More than 30 local businesses will showcase their products and services Sunday at the Harvest Festival and Business Fair at The Fountains. Now in its second year, the festival promises to be a family-friendly expo that is geared around fall festivities, said Jacquelene Snider of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. “There’s going to be ongoing entertainment on stage,” Snider said. “We have anything from feline cats to clowns and crafters. There will be a lot of good things.” Gloria Wright, general manager of The Fountains in Roseville, said the event will be enjoyable for families and children. “All the businesses involved will have activities for the kids,” Wright said. Decorations throughout The Fountains are geared towards celebrating the harvest and the beginning of the fall season with hay bales, scare crows and a hay maze in front of Whole Foods, Wright said. “We’re just creating that nice fall-like atmosphere,” Wright said. “It doesn’t look like it’s going to rain, we’ll be thankful for that.” The event arose out of a desire for the Roseville Chamber of Commerce to connect more local businesses with their customers, according to Chamber CEO Wendy Gerig. “This is an opportunity for the businesses who are trying to reach the general consumer,” said Cathy Macaulay, public relations director for the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. Gerig said that in the past, the Roseville Chamber has hosted several community expos, but wanted to do just one this year and make it family friendly, with something for everybody. A children’s dance troop will perform and Xtreme Halloween will host a costume parade and party, Macaulay said. In addition, there will be face painting, pumpkin decorating, balloon artists and a photo booth, Macaulay said. Adults can peruse many different arts and crafts vendors, including jewlers, hat makers and handmade scarf crafters. Vendor booths will line the sidewalks at The Fountains with many of the businesses providing kid-friendly activities and prizes, Gerig said. The event is free for the public to attend. Toby Lewis can be reached at tobyl@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT. ---------- What: Harvest Festival and Business Fair When: Noon–4 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Street at The Fountains, 1013 Galleria Blvd. Why: Celebrate the harvest season with arts, crafts, prizes, entertainment Info: (916) 783-8136, www.rosevillechamber.com ---------- Performances from 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at Fountains community stage: 11:30 a.m.–12:15: Rock Inc. “Overboard” 12:20–12:30 p.m.: Xtreme Halloween 12:30 p.m.: Rock Inc “Overboard” 1:15-1:25 p.m.: Xtreme Halloween Parade 1:30-1:50 p.m.: Jumping Jaguars (jump rope exhibition) 1:55-2:15 p.m.: Northern California Children’s Chorus 2:20-2:40 p.m.: Jumping Jaguars 2:45-3:05 p.m.: Northern California Children’s Chorus 3:10-3:40 p.m.: Conservatory of Dance 3:45-4:15 p.m.: Placer County Youth Orchestra