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Annandale Fall Festival 2011 Preview: The Vendors

Take a peek at what you and your family can expect at this year's festival and parade

The 2011 Annandale Fall Festival and Parade, sponsored by the is on Saturday, Oct. 22. To help you and your family plan how to best spend your time at the festival, Annandale Patch will run daily previews of the festival activities Tuesday, Oct. 18 through Thursday, Oct. 20, ending with a guide on Friday, Oct. 21. Read on below to learn more about food and vendors who will be at the festival.


What: Taste of Annandale

When: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: , 7414 Little River Turnpike

The Annandale Fall Festival wouldn’t be the huge event it is without the delicious mix of local food available. Commonly referred to as the “Taste of Annandale,” the festival showcases more than just standard festival fare. Whether it’s Japanese or Nigerian, Thai or Greek, Mexican or Italian food you’re craving, there’s something for everyone. Examples of the available dishes include: beef panang, pad thai, gyros salads, fried plantains, jerk chicken, Italian sausage and green peppers, tacos and quesadillas and more. If the standard burger and fries is more your thing, don’t worry; you can find a vendor for that at the festival as well! Barbecue, chicken tenders, hot dogs, wings and fish and chips will also be available.

Let’s not forgot about the sweets: funnel cakes, strawberry shortcake, homemade root beer, lemonade, and more can be purchases at the festival. ’s signature coffee Jaguar Joe will also be served for any parents out there looking for a pick me up after the kids finish consuming their second snow cone in an hour.

 

What: Community Market

When: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  , 7414 Little River Turnpike

This year’s festival boasts 80 vendors who will bring a variety of shopping options for anyone looking to do their Christmas shopping early or get that upcoming or belated birthday gift.

Everything from handmade jewelry and clothing, children’s books and toys, wood carvings, silk scarves, and even pet accessories can be purchased in the community market. Others items for sale will include:

  • Sculpted dolls (collectibles)
  • Gourmet spices, mixes, and herbs
  • Candles
  • Decorative plates and woven works

As a treat, stylists will also be available to help festivalgoers learn about the latest fashion trends and accessories while shopping.

Many of the vendors are local, so if you plan to window shop and see something you may want to buy in the future, chances are, you can find the vendor nearby. 

Festival Tip: If you’re planning on eating or shopping at the festival, bring some cash with you just in case the vendors don’t accept debit or credit cards.

Check back with Annandale Patch tomorrow for our preview of the entertainment at the festival. See our preview of the parade .

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