Fall Celebrations in Mountain View
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 1:20pm admin
Downtown Mountain View was the scene of several celebrations on October 10. On Pine Street, the newly opened retail boutique, Farm Chicks, hosted a grand opening with food and live music.
According to owner Joni Ray, Farm Chicks is a boutique variety store offering curated second-hand items as well as handmade offerings from local artists on consignment. Ray says the inventory will change frequently, and new boutique clothing will be offered in the future.
Outside in the roomy parking lot, straw bales lined a musical performance area where The Gideons and Southern Edge performed.
Within view of the grand opening on Pine Street, Fall Fest at the Neighborhood Tribe on First Street was in full swing. Emily Ledgerwood, owner, explained that the Fall Fest was an opportunity to support local artisans in the time of COVID-19. Her shop is a place for local makers to sell their work, and she wanted the festival to be an extension of that idea.
The festival featured close to well-spaced outdoor 40 vendors, offering wares from funnel cakes to soap to artwork.
According to Ledgerwood, the vendors were busy most of the day with shoppers streaming in and out.
Live music was provided by Caleb Stanley.
by Amanda Mendez, publisher