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August Newsletter 2023

Updated: Apr 3



14th Annual Tomato Festival and Hometown Market

On Saturday, August 19th, Main Street Fairmont will be partnering with the Marion County Master Gardeners to host the Fourteenth Annual Tomato Festival in conjunction with the Hometown Market. Folks are encouraged to enter their tomatoes for the chance to win ribbons, cash prizes, and the titles of Best Tasting Tomato, Most Unusual Tomato, and Heaviest Tomato! Enjoy a day downtown at the Fourteenth Annual Tomato Festival and get the chance to taste some of the best homegrown tomatoes in the area, held along with the Hometown Market where dozens of local artisans will line the street. Join us downtown from 10AM-3PM for music, food, and more!

For more information on how to enter your own tomatoes or general questions, contact shelboat@gmail.com

Space For Rent

For office or retail space, 1,331 sq ft of storefront is now available for rent. This unit has a flexible layout that can be easily adapted to suit your specific needs. Amenities include:

  • 949.7 sq ft of primary unit space

  • 381.1 sq ft of upstairs storage space

  • Spacious Bathroom

  • Small downstairs storage space

  • Street front access to the 200 block of Adams St, located directly across from the County Courthouse

This unit will be available for rent starting August 1, 2023. If interested please contact Main Street Fairmont at 304-366-0468 or director@mainstreetfairmont.org

Palatine Park's Summer Concert Series Palatine Park's FREE Summer Concert Series is in full swing! We encourage you to check out the below events brought to you by our friends at the Marion County Commission.Saturday, August 5: Palatine Presents: The Georgia Thunderbolts (headliner) and Stephanie Quayle (opener) Saturday, August 12: Palatine Presents: Anna Moss and The Nightshades (headliner) and Megan Jean’s Secret Family (opener) Sunday, August 13: YogaFest Saturday, August 19: Start Making Sense- A Taking Heads Tribute (headliner) and Carpool The Ultimate Cars Tribute Band (opener) Saturday, August 26: Palatine Legends Series: Schism A Tool Tribute

Business Spotlight:

Stumptown Ales - NOW OPEN!!! Stumptown Ales is the newest addition to downtown Fairmont! They offer a wide selection of beers, IPAs, ales, sours, wine, hard seltzers, and hard ciders for all the non-beer fans! It also serves as a perfect stop after an event at Palatine Park! Please drop by to check it out on 306 1/2 Merchant Street! Hours Thursday-Saturday: 3-9 PM Sunday 1-7 PM

Crosswalk Painting


On Monday, July 10th, volunteers from the EQT Corporation joined us downtown as a part of their company-wide "Evolution Day" to help paint the crosswalk near the library. You can find the crosswalk at the intersection of Monroe and Adams Street. The repainted crosswalk features someone reading along with colorful books!

We want to thank all the EQT volunteers who came out to help us make the library crosswalk look as good as new!

Annual Meeting

Main Street Fairmont's Annual Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, August 22nd, 4:30 PM at the Gatherings on Monroe Street. Join us for the evening and learn about Main Street's successes over the last year, and what's to . come for the organization.

We will have an awards ceremony and snacks & . refreshments will be provided.

See you there!

Mark your calendars! Our full schedule of events is available! Jot down these dates and we will see you there!

  • August 19 - Hometown Market and Tomato Festival

  • September 16 - Hometown Market and End of Summer Bash

  • December 7-9 - The Hometown Holiday Celebration, featuring the Feast of the Seven Fishes

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