Metropolis Tourism and local businesses have finalized plans for its free Harvest Thyme Arts and Crafts Festival at Washington Park from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. This family-friendly festival will include many crafty vendors, carriage rides and a band.
The vendors include, but are not limited to, handmade wreaths, handmade signs, pottery, homemade soaps and lotions and jewelry. Baked goods and homemade candies will also be available. There will also be a pumpkin decorating for kids.
Dale Brugger, with Bruggers Carriage Services, will be at the festival offering horse-drawn carriage rides through Metropolis.
For entertainment, the Melungeons will be playing in the gazebo. The Melungeons are a family band with a unique eclectic sound, brought together at family events by their love of life and music. Members include Rhonda James, vocals; Sam Lucas, guitar, banjo and vocals; Thomas Thompson, guitar and vocals; Will Lambert, fiddle and vocals; and Tom Summers, banjo, mandolin and vocals.
Washington Park is located on the corner of Metropolis and Third streets.