October 6, 2016
Fall Fest embodied all the favorite aspects of autumn. With a chill in the air, members of the Hamilton community, both faculty and students, had the opportunity to interact and mingle with the villagers. For the first few hours of the event, kids enjoyed the various booths of arts and crafts and activities like sack races and face paint. Professors, students, kids and dogs that all love Clinton participated to make the day as special as it was! Bon Appétit catered the event with free chili and chowder to warm our stomachs. Other local spots also offered fresh cider and cookies during the day.
While working at my booth, I had the chance to chat with some Clintonians. I heard that coming to Fall Fest is an annual tradition for many of the local families. One mother explained to me that her daughters anticipate this day for weeks prior and then talk about how much fun they had for weeks after. “My girls love watching the students walk around the green. They also love hanging out with the older kids, playing games, talking about Halloween costumes,” she said. Then her five-year old who had been busy drawing a princess at my booth chimed in, “Last year, I dressed up in my costume to show everyone and we even dressed up my dog!”