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Spruce Pine Day festival returns Oct. 17 for fall fun

Despite several events being cancelled because of COVID-19, Spruce Pine Day is still going strong with the event planned for Oct. 17 in downtown Spruce Pine.

Spruce Pine Day will kick off at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. with an array of entertainment, food options and vendors.

“It’s just a variety of things this year, so I hope we have a good turnout,” said Spruce Pine Day vendor coordinator Shannon Pike.

Bean dinner plates will be for sale in the community center for $5. Tables in the community center will be separated for social distancing, and everyone is encouraged to eat outside in the picnic area.

Everyone is also required to wear a mask to enter the community center because of COVID-19 and the state mask ordinance.

Two food trucks, Backwoods Grill from Liberty Hill and J.A. Concessions from Cullman, will also be on site. Food options include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, ribbon fries, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and more.

Pike said there are also at least 50 vendors signed up with arts and crafts booths.

“We should have something for everyone,” Pike said.

Cruise In for Cars will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with no admission fee. There will also be 12 $25 cash drawings at noon.

Music at Spruce Pine Day will feature several different groups. Buford Parker will begin at 9 a.m., followed by Jerry Martin at 10:15 a.m. Dana Hill will play from 11:30 a.m. to noon, with New Beginning Southern Gospel from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“We know there have been a lot of things canceled this year because of COVID, but we hope we have a big turnout,” Pike said. “We are excited about it and look forward to seeing everyone.”