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And just like that, it's October. To get Angelenos into the seasonal spirit, this month The Original Farmers Market is hosting its 81st annual Fall Festival. The free event, which launched in 1934, will be taking place Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, and will be filled with all kinds of family-friendly activities to enjoy in-between shopping at The Grove.
Highlights will include "an animal-friendly petting zoo with a variety of critters, including llamas, goats and bunnies," an "Agventure Land with hands-on, interactive booths of farm-based activities, and "Artisan Alley with demonstrations from craft artisans, weavers, spinners, pumpkin carvers, leather carvers and a farrier with a live horse to demonstrate the art of horseshoeing" (yeah), and a "classic pie-eating contest sponsored by Du-Par's, hosted by the Fall Festival mascot, a quick-witted scarecrow named Kevin."
There will also be a whopping 10 live musical performances this time around, including the San Fernando Valley Banjo Band (they exist), and Bob Dylan's past collaborator Scarlet Rivera. See the full line-up here.