A Greenwood park will play host to food, live music, vendors, a photographer’s demonstration and more next month.
The ninth annual Greenwood Fall Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 3, followed by the fundraiser, "An Evening in the Park with Tim Ernst," at 6 p.m. Nov. 3, both at Bell Park, 1050 Bell Park Road in Greenwood. The two events are expected to draw numerous area residents and visitors, said Doug Kinslow, director of Greenwood Parks & Recreation.
"The Fall Festival event is free for people to attend, and, of course, there will be 40 to 50 vendors there that will be selling their items and goods," he said. "The free activities and events will be bounce-arounds, hay rides and other fun activities."
The Ernst fundraiser will include a catered dinner and a presentation from the nature photographer in Bell Park’s Sen. Ed Wilkinson Pavilion, Kinslow said; tickets for this fundraiser are $30 and can be purchased by calling 649-3376, (479) 996-2742 and (479) 996-2129.
Tickets also can be purchased from any Bell Park Foundation member and at the Greenwood City Hall offices, Kinslow said.
"‘An Evening in the Park with Tim Ernst’ is hosted by the Bell Park Foundation and will raise money for improvements to Bell Park," he said. "One of the projects is improvements to the amphitheater, which is located directly behind the building in Bell Park."
Kinslow said the new amphitheater is about 50 percent complete and, when finished, will host a variety of family friendly events.
"There are some great things happening at Bell Park — the park building is rented out almost every weekend for birthdays, weddings and receptions, and there’s the disc golf course, too," he said. "Fall Festival and the Tim Ernst event will be a great opportunity for people who haven’t been to the park in a long time to see what’s happening here. People will be really surprised by all of the improvements."
For information, visit www.friendsofbellpark.com.