Festival aims to attract people to scenic byway

Published 8:34 am Friday, October 1, 2010

The Shooting Star Scenic Byway Fall Festival is set to bring three area communities together this weekend.

For the first time, the Rose Pedaler expanded its fall festival to include the towns of Rose Creek, Adams and LeRoy.

“People are always looking for something to do in the fall,” said Rose Pedaler owner Becky Hartwig.

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“We just want to get people to know that there are cool things to do around here,” she added.

The hope is that a joint festival will become a yearly event to attract people to the Shooting Star Scenic Byway.

“There’s so many people that don’t know we exist out here,” Hartwig said.

Each town will have a series of events Saturday, and Hartwig said she hopes people visit each town to see the festivities.

At the Rose Pedaler in Rose Creek, about 20 vendors will be set up from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

On Saturday, there will be a number of activities in the park in Adams, including a bake sale and nature walks with Bob Roberts. There will be a chicken fry at the legion Saturday night.

In LeRoy, there will be a city-wide rummage sale on Friday and Saturday. First Presbyterian Church of LeRoy will hold it’s fall festival Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At 6 p.m. Saturday night, there will be a candlelight walk along the trail at Lake Louise State Park. The walk will consist of about 1.25 miles of trail illuminated by candles.