Merrimack gears up for Fall Festival & Business Expo
The event is designed to provide businesses a conduit for meeting local citizens and showing them what the community has to offer. More than 125 groups will be on hand for the festivities, according to organizers.
Free entertainment for children will be provided, including Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster, McDonny’s Petting Farm, karaoke and live music featuring Siroteau and the Curly Jones Band.
Dave McCray, event organizer and founder of the business expo, said recently that he hopes about 5,000 people will attend the business expo.
The Merrimack Rocks event will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Watson Park, and will feature folk singer Tristan Omand and classic rock entertainment from The Shotz band. Kicking off the festivities will be the christening of the new Roger Duhamel Pavilion.
There will be several tributes taking place that evening, including the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented to Pete Gagnon for his nearly 40 years of service on the Merrimack Planning Board.
Ending the festivities will be a fireworks display at 9 p.m., which McCray anticipates will attract a large crowd. He is anticipating that about 7,000 people will attend the evening session.
For a complete listing of activities, visit www.merrimackexpo.com.