Calvert’s Fall Festival, a joint effort of the Discover Calvert Merchants Association and the Calvert Chamber of Commerce, was everything a fall festival should be and maybe a little bit more—how many similar fall fests get a visit from Britain’s most famous monarch—Queen Victoria?
Just after the cold front came in on Friday evening, announcing that Fall had come indeed, the barbeque pits were set up in preparation for a long morning of slow cooking. On Saturday, children and their parents woke up to crisp autumn breezes and a long day of family fun, starting with the parade at 9:30. The children’s games and art contest, supported by two local churches and a host of volunteers, produced lots of smiles as face art was applied to kids’ cheeks and kids, in turn, painted pumpkins for Halloween. A barrel train pulled kids around the Chamber lot and between rides; children played games and produced art.