By: Jonathan Shead | Farmington Press | Published October 5, 2020
FARMINGTON — As a brisk autumn breeze fills the air, residents of Farmington better beware, a new fall festival is here.
The inaugural Grand Raven festival, a monthlong raven-inspired series of events sponsored by GLP Financial, came about, Downtown Development Authority Director Kate Knight said, as a way to celebrate fall in the absence of the Harvest Moon Festival and while still adhering to public safety protocols.
“This community loves fall. We know that people are looking for activities and seeking community, especially during this really uncertain time. The traditions we’ve become used to are not available to us in traditional form, and we’ve seen this pandemic situation spur some innovation on lots of fronts,” she said. “We’re looking for ways to be together that really meet the needs of the community and also adhere to public health recommendations to keep people safe and healthy, and bring them downtown.”