Frankford offering family fall fun on Oct. 27 with festival

Frankford’s annual Fall Festival will be held this year in conjunction with two other events — making Saturday, Oct. 27, a day with something for everyone in the town.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27, Beebe Medical Center will hold its annual Fall Health Fair at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall. The Friends of the Frankford Public Library will be having a Used Book and Bake Sale from 8 to 11 a.m. at the library. Following that, there will be a parade, beginning at town hall at noon, that will flow toward the town park, where there will be fun to be had by all. Official Frankford trick-or-treating time will follow, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Beebe’s Heath Fair will start in the morning and will consist of a variety of health screenings, including body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, bone density, glucose and cholesterol. Flu shots will also be available, and representatives from a variety of health-related organizations will offer information. Light refreshments will be served, and Spanish-speaking interpreters will be on site. There is no registration required for the free event.

Just across the street, at the Frankford Public Library, a variety of baked goods and used books will be on offer throughout the morning. And, after the bake sale ends, parade participants will gather on the other side of Main Street, at town hall. The parade will start at noon, and the full range of festivities will begin once the parade arrives at the park. There will be a DJ, petting zoo, moon bounce, face painting, hayrides and pumpkin painting, as well as the Buckboard horse rides that have also been offered in years past.

“We are tickled to death to have them again,” explained Town Administrator Terry Truitt, adding that the Buckboard wagon carries people on free rides. They also hope to have representation from the churches in town, and the library will have a craft table, as well.

New this year, they will be featuring “The Lone Ranger,” an all-American tribute performer who travels the country doing shows and speaking to children about the moral code of the Lone Ranger and character-building, along with gun safety. True to the legend, he comes completely dressed at the Lone Ranger, mask and all, with two six-shooters and his horse, Silver, by his side.

“It’s something different for the kids,” explained Truitt. His Web site notes that his presentations and appearances are filled with educational family entertainment, magic, good humor and “morally straight, Western action.”

Children attending the festival will also receive trick-or-treat bags on a first-come, first-served basis, and the fire company will have food and drinks for sale. Tentatively, they will also have a smoke house and the state police will attend with their K-9 unit.

Prizes will be given for best costumes for children, and people are being encouraged to dress their pets up for the parade, as well, Truitt said.

For more information on the Lone Ranger, visit Frankford’s Fall Festival starts with a parade, beginning at noon and going from town hall to the park, and will run from noon to 4 p.m., with trick-or-treating townwide from 4 to 6 p.m. The Used Book and Bake Sale is from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Frankford Public Library, and Beebe Medical Center’s annual health fair is at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company fire hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.